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Ceasefire row: BJP should be thanked for exposing PDP, NC: Rasheed

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Srinagar, May 11: Appealing masses to question both NC and PDP, the main regional parties for their false claim about having discussed ceasefire between militants and the forces, in the All Party Meeting at SKICC Srinagar, AIP has said that Kashmiris should be thankful to BJP for at least exposing the real dark Hippocratic face of both NC and PDP.

The spokesman said that it was absolutely strange and laughable at the same time that except for Er Rasheed no one talked about ceasefire nor sought an end to all operations against militants but once the meeting was over both Mehbooba Mufti and Ali Mohammad Sagar made a Himalayan lie by claiming before media that they had talked and discussed about the possibility of a ceasefire.

 

The spokesman added that AIP decided not to react over the lies and misleading false claim of both the Chief Minister and Sagar as there was every apprehension that Kashmiris may call it a publicity stunt and may never ever be ready to believe that NC and PDP can go so low that they will claim having demanded a ceasefire despite having never discussed it within the corridors of the meeting.

“The reason why central government and other stakeholders are not taking ceasefire issue seriously is the fact that NC and PDP have shown a casual and a false approach thus allowing New Delhi to deal with things the way it wants. The fact is that both these parties have always sabotaged the sacrifices of Kashmiris and played their sufferings and miseries through politics of deception”.

Spokesman appealed Kashmiris to rise to the occasion and ask Mehbooba Mufti and Omer Abdullah that why they did a breach of trust and faith with Kashmiris by lying to them about the proposal of a possible ceasefire between militants and the government forces.

Meanwhile, spokesman strongly condemned the assault on Kashmiri women in Delhi and said that no one in India would care about the lady and the only reason is that she is a Kashmiri. He said that Kashmiris are not safe anywhere and even abusing Kashmiris is the new narrative of India’s nationalism.


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JK Govt yet to get intimation on ECI teams visit

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Srinagar, Jan 23: Jammu and Kashmir government is yet to get a formal intimation from the Election Commission of India of a proposed visit of a commission’s team for on spot assessment of the situation for Lok Sabha and Assembly polls in the state.
Official sources privy to developments on the conduct of Lok Sabha and Assembly elections in the state told that neither the government nor the office of Chief Electoral officer has got a formal intimation from the election commission of India on the visit of a team of the commission expected to make an on spot assessment of the situation before the commission takes a call on the simultaneous conduct of Lok Sabha and Assembly polls in the state or the holding of Lok Sabha and Assembly elections separately.
A top government official on conditions of anonymity told, “We are yet to get both the government and the office of the chief electoral officer is yet to get any intimation on the proposed visit of a team of the election commission of India for on spot assessment of the situation before a final decision on simultaneous or separate conduct of Lok Sabha and Assembly elections in the state.
However may be we get a call from the election commission of India on the proposed visit of its team even on January 27 as speculated in some media reports.”
Earlier, there were reports that a team of the Election Commission will soon visit Jammu and Kashmir to review the situation with political leaders and other stakeholders on polls in the state.
“A team of Election Commission will visit the state soon to have a review of situation with political leaders and other stakeholders for holding the elections,” state Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Shailendra Kumar had said.
On the issue of holding of simultaneous polls, the CEO informed that his office had already taken necessary steps for holding the elections, but decision lies with the Election Commission, who would take a final call at an appropriate time after taking all aspects into consideration.

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Injured Habba Kadal youth responding to treatment

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Srinagar, Jan 23: The youth from Srinagar’s Habba Kadal area, who was critically injured after CRPF personnel allegedly hurled a stone at him on Tuesday, is responding to the treatment, doctors at SK Institute of Medical Sciences told The Kashmir Monitor.

Mohammad Younis, who, as per his family, had gone to fetch vegetables, suffered a skull fracture after a stone hit him during clashes in Habba Kadal.

Initially, he was taken to SMHS hospital but the doctors referred him to SKIMS as he was stated to be critical.

 

Medical Superintendent (MS), SKIMS Dr Farooq Jan said that Younis is being treated in the surgical observation unit of the hospital.

“Patient is okay. As of now, there is no need to worry. We are closely monitoring him,” he said.

The CRPF spokesman had claimed the youth “slipped and fell down while being chased”.

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Weatherman predicts week-long dry spell in Valley

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Srinagar, Jan 23: After three-day long wet spell across Kashmir, the weather on Wednesday showed improvement with local meteorological department forecasting dry weather till January 29.
The three-day-long wet spell ended across the Valley today. The MeT department had predicted improvement in the weather conditions from Tuesday evening.
The local Meteorological department told that there is no forecast of rain or snowfall across the Valley till January 29 here, saying that the weather would remain cloudy on Jan 25.
Meanwhile, Divisional Commissioner Baseer Ahmad Khan has issued fresh avalanche warning for nine avalanche prone districts of Kashmir division on Wednesday.
The warning has been issued for the avalanche prone areas of district Anantnag, Kulgam, Budgam, Baramulla, Kupwara, Bandipora, Ganderbal, Kargil and Leh of J&K state.
As per a hand out, the Divisional Commissioner Kashmir has asked the Deputy Commissioners of all these districts to advise the people living in avalanche prone areas not to venture out to avoid the loss of lives.
The Div Com also directed the concerned DCs to take all the precautionary measures and to keep the SDRF, Police and Para-medical staff with ambulances in readiness to avert any untoward incident.

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