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Congress responsible for lingering, delaying K-issue: Hurriyat (G) to Chidambaram’s statement






Srinagar, Jan 9: Hurriyat Conference (G) while reacting to the statement of the Congress Leader P. Chidambaram, said that New Delhi was ‘not sincere’ about finding a peaceful and lasting solution to the Kashmir issue.
Hurriyat said the government of India is yet to accept that Kashmir was “a disputed territory and not law and order problem.
The Congress leader in a statement slamming Centre’s Kashmir policy had said that ‘’that wisdom lay in actively working towards a political solution to the issues of Jammu and Kashmir.’’
Commenting over the Chidambaram’s statement, Hurriyat (G) blamed that Congress party and said that they are responsible for lingering and delaying Kashmir issue, saying its leaders had pledged at national and international level to resolve issue and provide an opportunity to people to decide their political destiny.
Hurriyat (G) said that people presented unparalleled sacrifices for its resolution and added that congress during its 60 years of rule resorted to every brute and ruthless forces to curb and suppress voices in Jammu and Kashmir, saying that now, they openly recommend the PJP leadership that power and oppression will not solve the issue of Kashmir.
Hurriyat Conference (G) said that it is our stand that Kashmir is a political problem and only political measures can resolve this long pending issue.
While commenting over the advice of the BJP of dealing with the pro-freedom people with “iron hand”, the Hurriyat Conference (G) said that there is no form of atrocities and cruelty left which the India had not experienced on the people of Jammu & Kashmir during the last 71 years but all these cruel and barbaric tactics failed in changing the status of the Kashmir dispute and nor could it have changed the inner of the Kashmiri people. They were against the forced occupation in the past and they openly challenge it on this day.
Hurriyat in its statement said that there is nothing new in the thinking process and pattern of the RSS and BJP. India used its entire military power in the Kashmir and sometimes tried to buy the Kashmiris with different benefit, perks and perquisite but the result is big zero and after about seven decades now only few people like Mehbooba Mufti and Omer Abdullah sold themselves against these salaries and perks and there is no takers of India in Kashmir except these few people and contrary to that the freedom sentiment of the youth of Kashmir is more strong and firm and they won’t compromise on Kashmir issue with New Delhi.
Hurriyat further said that if RSS and other fanatic people and parties will continue to pursue their rigid policies even in future, they will get nothing. Every passing day will prove tougher and harsher for them and they will not succeed in suppressing the freedom sentiments of the Kashmiri people.
Hurriyat Conference (G) advised the policy makers in New Delhi that they should open their eyes and accept the Himalayan reality and don’t insist on your failed policies on Kashmir. This will benefit the people of this country the most.
It is better for RSS and BJP that they should think with cool mind over it and respect the wishes and aspirations of the Kashmiri people and give them a chance to decide their future, said Hurriyat.



NC takes out march to protest custodial killing of teacher

Kashmir News Service



Srinagar, Mar 21: National Conference (NC) on Thursday marched from its Nawa-e-Subah headquarters here to protest against ‘custodial killing’ of a youth, stating that the death of a private school teachers is unacceptable.

The protesters led by NC’s provincial president, Nasir Aslam Wani carried out a rally today towards Tourist Reception Center (TRC) while chanting slogans in favour of their demands

Wani said the death of youth in custody is condemnable and to carry out a protest today was aimed to convey a message that such killings are unacceptable to the people of Kashmir.


“Though such killings have taken place in the past but now, the era has changed and it is unacceptable to people of Kashmir as we have moved far much ahead from the previous scenario,” he said.

He said that matter must be probed and those involved in the act be dealt with strictly.

Wani said the policies are being adopted here through which the situation is being deteriorated and will have serious consequences in the future.

He said arresting and killing people in custody won’t be tolerated by the people of Kashmir.
Earlier, National Conference vice-president Omar Abdullah had also demanded a time-bound investigation into the custodial death of a school teacher in Jammu and Kashmir and exemplary punishment to those responsible for the death.

“I had hoped custodial deaths were a thing of our dark past. This is an unacceptable development & must be investigated in a transparent, time bound manner. Exemplary punishment must be handed out to the killers of this young man,” Abdullah had tweeted.

Rizwan Pandit, 28, died in police custody here during the intervening night of Monday and Tuesday, an official had said.

Pandit, who was a teacher at a private school and a resident of Awantipora in Pulwama district, was picked up by the security agencies three days ago, the officer as per reports had said.

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Custodial killing of teacher: Kashmir Inc hold joint protest at Jamia Masjid




Srinagar, Mar 21: Various trade bodies on Thursday stage a protest against what they termed as killing of a civilian Rizwan Pandith of Awantipora on Tuesday in police custody.

Carrying placards and raising slogans, the traders held a joint protest at Srinagar’s Jamia Masjid, demanding the killing spree in the Valley be stopped.
“Killing of innocent civilian who was a private school principal is a deep-rooted conspiracy and a planned genocide of people of Kashmir,” the traders said.

Terming the incident as highly unfortunate, Sajad Gul, spokesman of the trade bodies said, “We urge the Indian civil society and international bodies such as Amnesty International to come forward and play its role. If this attitude of the Central government continues there will be serious consequences.”


“How can they kill any innocent without any justification? Civilians continue to get killed and get maimed at the will of trigger happy forces as it is the worst form of human rights abuses and violations in Kashmir,” Gul said.

He said because of the unbridled powers given to the forces and the lack of accountability, every day innocent civilians are brutally killed, which is condemnable in all forms.

Pertinently, JRL had appealed all segments of society including traders, lawyers, bar association, civil society and others to protest against the ‘custodial killing and assaults on Kashmiris’.
Those participated in the protest include KEA, KTMF, KCCI, KTMF(R), FCIK, Beopar Mandal S R Gunj and other trader bodies.

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For hiring photographers, JKSSB wants Science not Mass Comm graduates

Syed Nashir Ali Gillani



Srinagar, Mar 21: Much to the surprise of many aspirants, Jammu and Kashmir Service Selection Board (JKSSB) has entertained Science graduates over Mass Communication degree holders for the post of junior photographer.

The JKSSB on February 01, 2019 advertised number of posts including the post of junior photographer for home department.

But to the surprise of mass communication candidates, the JKSSB has only asked, those candidates to apply who possess bachelor’s degree in science and diploma in photography from a recognized institute.


“There are number of mass communication candidates who have been struggling to get the job. It is quite unfortunate that JKSSB has not considered us for the post, “said a mass communication candidate, Mudasir Ahmad.

Another candidate, Irshad Ahmad said that authorities at JKSSB should bring necessary changes in the eligibility criteria.

Irshad said it is not fair to deprive them from applying for the post.“I fail to understand, why we have not been considered for the job. The post requires technical qualification, B.Sc is an academic qualification, it has nothing to do with Photography. A mass communication guy has vast know how of the things, “he said.

When contacted, Public Relations Office (PRO), JKSSB, Ashwani Hansa said that the post has advertised in accordance with the indent received from the home department.

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