JAMMU, JAN 02: The Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly Tuesday paid homage to late legislators at the first day of the Budget session 2018.
The Speaker Legislative Assembly, Kavinder Gupta moved the obituary reference to pay homage to late Makhan Lal Fotedar, late Sheikh Mohammad Maqbool, late Sofi Ghulam Mohi-u-din, late Molvi Abdul Rashid, late Om Saraf, Late Shabir Ahmad Salaria, late Surinder Kumar Abrol and late Dr Naseer Ahmad Shah.
The Speaker threw light on the political and social life of the late legislators and recalled their contribution in shaping the political landscape and its development scenario as public representatives and while holding various constitutional posts.
Paying homage to the late leaders, Deputy Chief Minister, Dr Nirmal Singh said that they have left indelible mark on the minds of the people and for their entire life contributed in strengthening the democratic traditions in Jammu and Kashmir.
Meanwhile, cutting across party lines, the members from both treasury and opposition benches recounted the services rendered by these leaders during their political career.
MLA Mohammad Shafi Uri while paying tributes said that he has had opportunities to work with some of the members and has seen them work with utmost dedication and missionary zeal.
MLA Nawang Rigzin Jora, while recalling the contribution of deceased leaders, said that they played major role in uplifting the socio-economic status of the people.
Jora also paid homage to 19th Kushok Bakula Rinpoche on his 100th birth anniversary, saying that he was a sagacious leader, scholar and perceptive social reformer who dedicated his life for welfare of the people with special focus on promoting education among youth. Jora requested the Speaker to hold half hour discussion to remember the contribution and social service of the great Architect of Modern Ladakh on the birth centenary year of Kushok Bakula.
MLA M Y Tarigami urged members to learn from the contribution made by these leaders. He said that besides recalling the contribution of these leaders, their families and dependants should also be taken care of.
MLA Hakim Mohammad Yaseen paid his tributes to the deceased leaders saying ‘we shall learn from their political career especially the approach towards working for the betterment of the society.’
Er Abdul Rashid, while paying tribute to the late members, urged everyone to adopt the virtues from the lives of these members and meliorate their life.
MLA Satpaul Sharma recalled the efforts of the deceased members and said batted for giving impetus to the pro people efforts initiated by them. He said that welfare of common people was always the prime objective of these people.
MLA Bashir Ahmad Dar also paid homage to the late legislators and said that their life was inspiration and a guiding vision for the present legislators to perform their duties with due diligence.
Meanwhile, MLA Davinder Rana urged the Speaker to document the contribution of the deceased members of the house in shape of a book so that their work continues to inspire and guide the generations to come.
Two minutes silence was also observed in the House as a respect to the deceased leaders.
Jammu airport to function till 9 PM
Jammu, Jan 19: The Airports Authority of India (AAI) has decided to extend the watch hours’ upto 9:00 PM at the Jammu Airport.
In a communication to the State Government, AAI has conveyed that it is ready to handle extended ‘watch hours’ operations at Jammu Airport. As and when the airlines submit their flight schedule, AAI will permit these operations.
The extension in the watch hours’ will enable flights to take off and land at the Jammu Airport during the late evening hours thereby increasing the number of flights moving in and out from Jammu.
Presently, the run way watch hours’ for the flights operating at the Airport are from 8 AM to 5 PM.
This decision will provide the much needed boost to various sectors particularly tourism and pilgrims to Shri Mata Vaishno Devi.
The State Government has been repeatedly requesting the Central Government, Ministry of Defence and AAI to extend the watch hours’ at the Srinagar and Jammu Airports to enable late evening flights for the convenience of passengers/tourists.
Principal Secretary, Civil Aviation Department has been asked to liaise with Airport Authorities, security agencies and airlines to work out the modalities for commencement of evening flights from/to Jammu.
Rajouri man killed in Saudi two weeks back, family demands MEA to help bring body home
Rajouri: A 44-year-old man from Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir was killed after being hit with some sharp object in Saudi Arabia, his family said on Saturday.
The poor family has no means to bring the body back home and urged the government of India through Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) to see that the body is brought to Rajouri for last rites. “We came to know that the body is lying there in a mortuary since the last couple of weeks”.
“Mohammad Khalil Mirza (44) son of Haji Mohammad Azam Mirza of Malhut, Darhal, Rajouri was killed after being hit by some persons with a sharp object at Amaan area of Riyadh where he was working as a labourer,” Mohammad Amin Mirza, brother of the deceased said.
He said that the family lost contact with Khalil from December 22, last month and despite best efforts, the family was unable to find his whereabouts.
“Yesterday a person from Pakistan administered Kashmir called us and informed that Khalil Mirza’s body is lying in a mortuary and he his body was found with an injury in his head,” Amin said.
“We are very poor and we request the government of India especially Minister of external affairs to ensure that body is brought to Rajouri for last rites,” Amin said.
The family also demanded proper investigations and stern punishment to those responsible for his death and provide due compensation to them.
PM Modi failed to fulfill promises made to people: IYC
Srinagar, Jan 19: National president, Indian Youth Congress (IYC) Keshav Chand Yadav on Saturday said that Prime Minister Narendra modi has failed to fulfill the promises, he made with the people.
Addressing media persons at JKPCC headquarters on the sidelines of a function organized in connection with Yuwa Kranti Yatra, he said that Narender Modi has done a big mischief in the Rafale deal.
In connivance with Anil Ambani, Modiji has misled people, he said, adding that most of the centrally sponsored schemes have seen misdoings.
He said Modi’s promise of providing jobs to youth in the country has proved to be a mere rhetoric.
“The youth of the country are asking questions for when is Modi going to provide them jobs? The elections are coming nearer, he has limited time. He has assured the country that he would be creating 2 crore jobs for the youth during his tenure,” Keshav said.
Raising concern over farmer suicides, he said that Modi government has been waiving off the loans of industrialists only.
‘The inflation is on rise. People have been suffering. The loans of farmers have not been waived off. They continue to suffer. The prices of petroleum products at the international level were decreased but here, the prices remained unchanged,” he said.
Among others, vice president, IYC Srinivas B Venkatesh and leaders of youth congress were also present.