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BJP has no workers in JK, but only agents: Muzaffar Shah

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Srinagar, Jun 08: Following the imposition of Governor’s rule in the state of Jammu and Kashmir, the state is in a state of chaos especially at a time when policies are being super imposed not by the constitutional or legal ways but by the sheer through the coercive state power. The problem with BJP in the J&K state is that it has no worker but only agents have joined them and agents only work till their vested interests are served and once they are fulfilled they shift to others.

This was stated on Saturday by the vice president Jammu and Kashmir Awami National Conference Muzaffar Ahmad shah while addressing the press conference today. The state has been plunged in a state of lawlessness and the situation is becoming incomprehendable to many as rule of law is being changed to a dictatorial mindset. The situation of the state has turned from bad to worse due to that.

Shah said Union Home minister recently said that they will be setting up a delimitation commission while as there is ban on the same imposed by by state legislative assembly till 2026. Any move towards delimitation and increasing seat numbers in Jammu will be illegal and unconstitutional and any decision on the same can be taken only by the state assembly. Home Minister nominated governor hold no, legal or constitutional provision to take a call on this sensitive issue.

 

What is more shocking is that while the decision like this can only be taken by the majority of the house so how can a one man over rule the set legal format.

If any such move takes place it will be totally a dictatorial order, since governor is not elected by the voter segments he has no role and mandate to change such setting.

Shah said that the accession to India and state of Jammu and Kashmir was conditional and was done on the basis of three conditions i.e. defense, foreign affairs and communication and Article 370 was incorporated in the constitution of India. It was by the same article that the state was granted special status and was able to have its own flag, constitution and have its own sadre riyasat and these were the symbols by which the special status of the state was symbolized.

Even Sher- e- Kashmir Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah told the Indian constitutional assembly that ownership of the land in the state of J&K must be taken special care of. The movement to safeguard article 35 A going on in the state, only symbolizes that that special status and ownership of the state land must be protected for the state citizens and must not be taken over by outsiders. For all the right purposes Mahraja Hari Singh in acted Article 35 A on the appeal of Jammu people.

He said that its shameful that people of the state are being divided into Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh and it is for this purposes that that delimitation is being perpetrated.

Shah said the killings in valley should stop that have been going on in the valley since three decades. No where in the world people are killed without even without giving proof that they are part of any violent movement.

Shah said that if British had used guns in its war with Indian people then there would have been no Mahatma Gandhi, Nehru, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Jai Prakash Narain and ever today’s India PM would not have been safe. So many are languishing in Jails without fair trial in the state, they should be immediately released.

Shah said that mistakes of past must not be repeated again in the state as it will only damage the Indian state more than it would help as it is only in the peace that the country can develop. We only want to remind those in power to not repeat the mistakes of past that wreaked havoc. In three decades, one lac people have been killed has it served any purpose.

We urge the central government to begin negotiations and dialogue in the state and we will make it clear on them that people of Jammu and Kashmir will not side with those who perpetrated death and destruction over the people of state.

Shah said if the present practice of of playing with constitution goes on then it is futile to participate into the coming assembly polls. If governor takes one sided decisions that are only mandated for elected members then what is fun of elected members.

Shah said that he hopes that the newly elected member of parliaments will they will take care of the dignity of the people and won’t let that be trampled upon.

He said that for a better social structure a better economic model is needed as, today the economic structure of the state stands on loans. Tourism needs to be supported that will help the state economy.

He said that likeminded organizations need to forge unity to save the unity of the state i.e of Jammu, Kahsmir and ladakh which is being targeted by people with vested interests.


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Akhtar expresses dismay over lack of dev in B’pora

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Srinagar, Jun 17: Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) senior leader and former minister Naeem Akhtar toured various far-flung areas of north Kashmir’s Bandipora in order to get the first-hand appraisal of the grievances being faced by the people in these remote hamlets of the constituency.

Akhtar visited Chandaji area where recently two young were killed due to the windstorm. Expressing solidarity with the bereaved families, he questioned the delay being done by the government in disbursement of ex-gratia in favour of the next kin of the victims.

Also, while meeting several peoples’ delegations in the area,

 

Akhtar was appraised about the lack of proper road connectivity and how in spite of the approved scheme under PMGSY, no work on the project has been started yet.

Akhtar also spoke to the concerned Chief Engineer over the issue who assured him that the work on the road will begin soon.

The PDP leader, meanwhile, urged the government to ensure that present development season is not lost and take into consideration the hardships being faced by the inhabitants of the area as they have to walk through 7 km long tough terrains to reach the main road.

Akhtar also expressed concern over the non- implementation of the SAUBHAGYA scheme, stating that till date only half of the hamlet has been covered under the said scheme, thus contradicting claim of the Prime Minister that every single hamlet has been electrified. He urged the government to address the issue on priority so that people aren’t made to face further problems on this front.

Akhtar also highlighted the issue pertaining to the lack mobile telephony services in the area. He said that as Gurez and Bandipora are already connected, it is the only place where there is no mobile connectivity. The PDP leader said that it will need just one mobile tower to bring the area on the communication map.

Further, Akhtar also visited several other areas where the recent hailstorm had wrecked havoc. He has urged the government to compensate the victims on priority at an earliest.

The former minister also expressed dismay over the dismal pace of work on main Bandipora road from Ajas to Sonarwani being executed under CRF. He said that keeping in view the snail’s pace of work, it doesn’t look like that it will be completed in December this year which is the target completion date of the road project.

He also questioned government’s non- serious approach as the work on Athwadu Sonarwani road project is yet to begin, adding peoples woes to a large extent.

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CB arrests man impersonating as official from CS’s office

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Srinagar, June 17: The crime branch of Jammu on Monday arrested a man from Talab Tillo Jammu for impersonating as an official of Chief Secretary’s office. The fraudster according to the statement issued here, has duped several senior officers of various departments.

The person identified as Ashwani Bhardwaj, son of Shiv Kumar Bhardwaj, a resident of JMC 39, House No 223, Mohalla Jhullka, Darbar Garh Jammu, have ho duped and cheated numerous senior officers of various departments by fraudulent means.

The fraudulent activities of accused Ashwani Bhardwaj came to light after Director Tourism, Kashmir filed a complaint against a person who claimed to be an officer of a personal section of Chief Secretary’s office and asked him to direct the Assistant Director Tourism, Leh to contact on his mobile No 9797578686.

 

The fraudster was contacted by AAssistant Director Tourism Leh, and he asked Assistant Director Tourism, Leh to deposited Rs 10,000 in A/c No. 36341661376 of SBI on the plea that some of his relatives are presently stuck in Leh and are in severe need of money and have no source of means there.

Subsequently the Assistant Director of Tourism, Leh transferred an amount of Rs 10,000 in the given account. Later on, during the enquiry, it came to fore that there is no such official in the personal section of Chief Secretary etc.

On receipt of this complaint, Crime Branch begun an enquiry based on preliminary information and it was found that the said accused has duped several other senior officers of J&K by impersonation and fraudulent means and cheated them worth lakhs of rupees. Accordingly, a case FIR No 34/2019 U/s 170,420 RPC was registered in Crime Branch Jammu and the investigation was entrusted to SI Hilal Azhar of CBJ. The accused Ashwani Bhardwaj was arrested by a special team led by SI Hilal Azhar after hectic efforts under the supervision of SP Crime Mushtaq Choudhary. The accused is presently on police remand and involvement in other cases is being investigated.

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Mir condemns killing of police officer

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Srinagar, Jun 17: Democratic Party Nationalist (DPN) president and former minister Ghulam Hassan Mir on Monday condemned the killing of a police officer who was injured during a militant attack in Anantnag district and succumbed to his injuries on Sunday evening.

Station House officer (SHO) of Saddar Police Station Anantnag, Arshid Khan had sustained injuries in a militant attack on Wednesday evening and was rushed to SKIMS Soura for treatment. The injured police officer was taken to AIIMS New Delhi for specialized treatment but he succumbed to his injuries on Sunday evening.

Mir expressed solidarity with the bereaved and prayed for their courage to bear the loss.

 

He also termed his killing as unfortunate and said “such killings won’t serve anyone’s cause.” How long the blood of Kashmiris will continue to flow in the Valley, he asked

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