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Braid chopping a ploy to create fear psychosis in valley: Congress

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Srinagar, Oct 24 : Lodging strong protests against unabated braid cutting and unnecessary harassment of innocent people, Congress today hit out at State Govt for failing to come up to the expectations of the people, resulting in deep alienation among the people, besides the unabated braid cutting has added woes to the people.
As part of the Congress party’s awareness campaign, the J&K Pradesh Congress Committee held strong protest demonstration in Budgam and Srinagar Districts today and lodged a strong protest against the ruling dispensation of PDP BJP for failing to unravel the mystery behind braid cutting, which has made the people more restless besides creating fear psychosis among them.
In Budgam the protest demonstration were led by Former Minister and Sr. Congress Leader Taj Mohi U Din.
Addressing the party workers on this occasion Taj Mohi U Din stated that there is a complete uncertainty in the backdrop of unabated braid cutting and the irony is that State Govt has miserably failed to ascertain the identity of the culprits involved in this heinous crime thereby making people more apprehensive about their safety.
He (Taj) said that Congress Party understands that the unabated braid cutting across the valley is being carried to out vitiate atmosphere of peace and tranquility, besides that people also believe that some people get benefitted out of the turbulent and volatile situation, as a result, deliberate attempts are being made to disturb the peace, from time to time.
On this occasion MLC & vice President JKPCC Gulam Nabi Monga lashed out at ruling dispensation led by PDP for adding chaos to the situation saying that how is it possible that despite dozens of braid cutting incidents there was no trace of culprits leading to the alienation of the people. He asked the Govt to come clean on braid cutting and ensure that persons involved in anti-social and anti-peace activities are identified and brought to book.
District President Budgam Zahid Hussain Jan hit out at PDP for being hand in glove on the issue of braid cutting responsible for prevailing uncertainty. He said Govt seems least bothered about the safety and security of the people, as that no culprit involved in this henious crimse was arrested so far.
Among other who were present on this included G. N. Mir Lasjan, Bilal Ahmad Khan, Mushtaq Ahmad Khan and other senior leaders of the District.
Similar programme was organized at Congress Party Headquarters Srinagar where Congress Leaders and workers led by Abdul Gani Khan held strong protest demonstration against the State machinery for failing to put an end to anti-social activities and harassment of people in shape of braid cutting. Unabated braid cutting is a ploy to disturb peace, Ab. Gani Khan said.
Congress workers marched on MA Road Srinagar and held strong protest demonstration in Press Coloney near Partap Park and blamed Govt for the restlessness and fear among the people
On this occasion Mohd Sultan, Nissar Ahmad Mundo and others senior leaders of the district were present.


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Neither single shot has been fired nor has anyone died in Kashmir: Amit Shah




Allaying concerns over the situation in Jammu and Kashmir, Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday said that neither a single shot has been fired nor has anyone died there till now and asserted that there is peace in the valley.

“From August 5 till now, we did not have to fire a single shot and not even a single person has died. There is peace in Kashmir,” said he said at an event here. .

Last month, Parliament had passed the Jammu and Kashmir (Reorganization) Act, 2019, bifurcating the state into two Union Territories — Jammu and Kashmir with legislature and Ladakh without it.


The BJP chief said that many people had called the surgical strikes in 2016, a “fluke”,but they now “certify” the country’s defence policies after it revoked the provisions of Article 370.

“Even though surgical and airstrikes give immense joy to the people, taking such decisions needs immense courage. The airstrikes changed the way the world looks at us now,’ Shah added.

Shah also took a dig at the erstwhile Congress government and said that during their tenure, there used to be news of corruption every day, borders were insecure, soldiers were beheaded, women felt unsafe and people protested on the roads every day.

“A government was running where every minister considered himself as Prime Minister but did not look at the actual Prime Minister as one,” he scoffed.

Shah said that unlike the erstwhile government, Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led BJP government never took any decision for “vote bank” but rather for the benefit of the people.

“Some governments work for 30 years and take one big decision, but our government worked for five years and took over 50 major decisions, including GST, demonetisation, airstrikes, etc. No one else dared take it during their tenure,” said the Union Minister.

Shah said that India is growing economically, adding that the agriculture sector and the per capita income are also increasing. “We are progressing towards becoming a $5 trillion economy and I am confident that it will happen before 2024,” he added.(ANI)

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Governor Satya Pal Malik calls on PM

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New Delhi, September 16: Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik met Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday and is believed to have briefed him about the security situation in the state.

Normal life remained affected in the Kashmir Valley for the 43rd consecutive day on Monday.

“Shri Satya Pal Malik, the Governor of Jammu and Kashmir called on PM @narendramodi,” the prime minister’s office tweeted.


Malik is believed to have apprised Modi about the prevailing situation in Jammu and Kashmir, sources said.

The two UTs of Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh will come into existence on October 31.

While security forces have eased restrictions in many parts of the Valley, normal life continues to be affected as business establishments remained shut and only a few vehicles plied on the roads.

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Advisor Sharma for fast pacing clearances required for PDD schemes

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SRINAGAR, SEPTEMBER 11: Advisor to Governor KK Sharma today directed for early clearances including Right of Works (RoW) so that the pace of implementation of various schemes meant for augmentation of electric infra in the state are paced up.

The Advisor was speaking at a meeting convened to discuss the issues/bottlenecks related to non completion of some part works of various flagship schemes in the PDD sector.

Chief Secretary B V R Subrahmanyam, Financial Commissioner Finance Arun Kumar Mehta, Commissioner Secretary PDD, PCCF Forest, Chief Engineer PDD and other senior officers were present.


Divisional Commissioner Mr Baseer Khan, DCs of Ganderbal, Bandipora and other senior officers of District Baramulla and Budgam also participated through video conferencing.

The Advisor directed the Divisional Commissioner to ensure that the bottlenecks in the execution of these works should be removed as early as possible so that the balance work on these can be completed and the schemes are closed. He said that a mechanism should also be worked out to ensure that the issues related to RoWs and land acquisitions are addressed.

The Advisor said that the completion of left over works of some schemes is essential for realizing the commitment of providing adequate and round the clock supply of uninterrupted power. He said that the officers of the PDD should also remain in close coordination with those of district and divisional administration so that the issues are sorted out in regular review meetings. 

The meeting discussed the bottlenecks to be cleared for execution of balance works of Zainakot-Alesteng Transmission Line and Grid Station Alesteng and that of Badampora-Bandipora Transmission Line and Grid Station Bandipora so that they can be completed within the targeted dates in the month of October. Necessary directions were passed to the concerned Deputy Commissioners and PCCF to ensure that the bottlenecks related to payment for compensation and land issues are settled at an earliest.

Earlier, Chairman State Electricity Regulatory Commission (SERC) Lokesh Jha called on the Advisor and discussed several issues related to the functioning of the Commission.

The Advisor also discussed various power related issues with the Chairman SERC.

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