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Div Com takes stock of Eid-Milad-un-Nabi (SAW) arrangements

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Srinagar, Nov 09: Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan Friday convened a meeting to take stock of arrangements being made for the celebrations of Eid-e-Milad-un-Nabi (SAW) in the division.

The biggest congregation of Eid-e-Milad-un-Nabi (SAW) will be held at Aasar-i-Sharief Hazratbal. While as large number of devotees are expected to throng Jenab Sahib Soura, Asar Sharief Kalashpora in the district Srinagar, AhamSharief Bandipora, Makhama Beerwah in Budgam, Kabamarg and Khiram-Sirhama in Anantnag and Pinjoora shrine in Shopian district.
The Divisional Commissioner while reviewing the arrangements stressed upon the officers for providing all the requisite facilities to the devotees such as safe drinking water, sanitation, Medicare facilities besides critical care ambulances, un-interrupted power supply, heating arrangements, adequate transport facilities, parking places, adequate number of fire tenders, installation of CCTVs, deployment of magistracy and other facilities on the Milad days.
He also directed for conduct of safety drills around the shrines where large congregations are expected. Besides, he also directed for keeping ready snow clearance machines at the venues.
He asked DCs to setup a control room and depute nodal officers in their respective offices so that people get information regarding the festival. He also called for intensive market checkings to keep a check on black marketing, profiteering, and hoarding.
To ensure proper lighting of the worship places during the auspicious days, Div Com directed for additional facilities of diesel generator sets at Hazratbal shrine. He also called upon SMC authorities to ensure proper sanitation measures at the sanctum sanctorum. He directed the Chief Medical Officer, Srinagar for establishing 5 medical camps at Dargah.
The Divisional Commissioner enjoined upon the authorities of FCS&CA for providing sufficient quota of Rice, atta and sugar to the people.
RTO authoroties were asked to ensure round-the-clock transport services to the devotees especially during night hours across the valley.
The Divisional Commissioner enjoined upon the Traffic Department to streamline the traffic arrangements to facilitate the devotees and ensure better transport facilities and route plan across the valley during Milad days.
The meeting was attended by Deputy Commissioner Srinagar Dr Syed Abid Rashid Shah, Director FCS&CA, CEO Waqaf Board, Chief Engineer PHE, Joint Commissioner, Srinagar Municipal Corporation, Controllers of LMD, Metrology & Food Safety, Superintending Engineers of PHE and PDD, Senior Superintendent of Police Security, Superintendent of Police Traffic, Superintendent of Police Hazratbal, Deputy Director Health Services, SE LAWDA, members of Waqaf Board and other officers whereas District Development Commissioners of Leh, Kargil, Anantnag, Baramulla, Bandipora, Ganderbal, Kupwara, Budgam, Pulwama, Shopian and Kulgam participated in the meeting through Video Conferencing.


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DySP among 7 cops injured in Kupwara mishap

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Srinagar, Nov 16: A deputy superintendent of police was among seven cops injured in a road accident near the Line of Control (LoC) in Keran area of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district last evening, police said on Friday.
An official said that a vehicle (registration number JK09 7831) driven by SgCt Majid Hussain (597/IRP) turned turtle around 6:45 PM in Keran, leaving seven cops injured.
He identified the injured as DySp Bodh Raj of IR-4th BN, Sgct Raten Lal (439/IRP-4th), SgCt Majid Hussain (597/IRP-4th), SgCt Operator (Telecom) Irshad Ahmad (2863/PW), Ct Sanjay (406/IRP-4th), Ct. Ramesh 789/IRP-4th and Ct. Khursheed Ahmad (1173/KP).
“Dysp Bodh Raj was referred to SMHS from PHC Keran,” he said, adding that the rest of the cops suffered minor injuries and were treated at PHC Keran.
He said the wireless equipment which was in the vehicle got damaged too.
The official said the police party was deputed for Panchayat election duty scheduled to begin on Saturday.
“A case under relevant sections of law has been registered and further investigations were taken up,” official added.
Later in the day, the injured DySP was airlifted to AIIMS Delhi. The Director General of Police Dilbag Singh, IGP Kashmir SP Pani saw him off at Airport, alongwith his family for AIIMS New Delhi.

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Geelani thanks people for visiting Sopore to pay homage to his son-in-law

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Srinagar, Nov 16: Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman, Syed Ali Geelani on Friday wholeheartedly thanked all those people who visited his ancestral village Duro to pay homage to late Ghulam Hassan Makhdoomi.

In a statement issued, Geelani said despite heavy showers and cold chilly weather thousands of people mostly from adjoining areas participated in the last rites of the deceased.
Geelani thanked the leaders of the organizations especially Jamaat-e-Islami, Tehreek-e-Hurriyat, Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front, Awami Action Committee, Anjuman-e-Share Shian, Muslim League, People’s League, Bar Association, Anjuman Moien-ul-Islam Sopore, Muslim Conference, Civil Society, all constituent parties of Hurriyat Conference and other political, religious, social and other organizations who traveled from far flung areas to condole and console the bereaved family.
He also thanked all political, religious, social, print and electronic media personalities, lawyers, doctors, columnists, businessmen, neighbours and other personalities who came to Hyderpora and offered their condolences to him.
Geelani also thanked Pakistani High Commissioner in Delhi and other international dignities and non-resident Kashmiries living abroad who telephonically condoled the demise of his son-in-law.
He also thanked all women participants who despite their personal and domestic engagements took all the pains to reach the residence of my bereaved daughter.
Geelani also thanked the people especially youth who enthusiastically and very warmly receive me after a long gap of about 8 years and showed their commitment and resolve to the freedom struggle. Their affection and love was unparalleled.
Meanwhile, Hurriyat Conference (G) held a peaceful protests after congregational Friday prayers in various places in Kashmir valley against the NIA’s charge sheet against incarcerated chairperson of Dukhtran-e-Millat Syeda Aasiya Andrabi and her two associates, Naheeda Nasreen and Fehmida Sofi and yet another detention under PSA of Hurriyat leader Masarat Aalam Bhat.

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On Joint Hurriyat’s call, JKLF stages protest against HR violations

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Srinagar, Nov 16: Heeding to the call of Joint Hurriyat Leadership, Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) on Friday staged a protest in Srinagar against “continuous human rights violations in Kashmir.”
A spokesman of JKLF said that scores of the party leaders and activists staged two separate protest demonstrations at Koker Bazar and Budshah Chowk in summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir.
He said the JKLF chairman Yasin Malik has strongly condemned the “oppression in Jammu Kashmir especially in the south and north of Kashmir valley.”
The JKJLF chief, according to the spokesman, said that claims of democracy and continuous tyranny and oppression against unarmed civilians and peaceful political resistance can never go side by side.
“Innocent killings, oppression and suppression, arrest spree and other acts of tyranny have turned Kashmir into a worst hell. Common people are being subject to such oppression which can only be termed as worst dictatorship in the name of democracy,” Malik said, according to the spokesman.

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