Srinagar, July 21: A galaxy of intellectuals, scholars, and writers on Saturday participated the first Fikr-i-
Shujaat Conference: Linguistic and Literary Perspective highlights the thought and ideas of Dr. Sayed Shujat
Bukhari. The conference was organized by Literary Forum Bandipora with the sub-theme Perspectives on
Language and Literature.
Four papers were presented during the conference emphasizing Bukhari’s thought and idea. Papers were
presented by Ghulam Hassan Tair, Sufi Showkat, Gula Tanveer and Mir Tariq.
The conference was presided over by Former General Secretary AMK Muhammad Amin Bhat, while Deputy
Commissioner Bandipora Dr. Shahid Iqbal Chowdery was Chief Guest, and Nayeema Mehjoor was the guest
of honour. President AMK Farooq Rafiabadi and SSP Bandipora Zulfikar Chowdery have shared the
While presenting his paper titled Shujaat Bukhari: Ideologue par excellence, Mir Tariq said that Bukhari’s
ideology was rooted in Tradition, Goodness, and Honesty.
“Shujaat Bukhari always advocated the goodness and stressed upon the creation of literature of quality to
give a shape to the lost identity of Kashmir which is only known to the outside world by the literary and
pieces of art,” Mir Tariq said while presenting a paper.
Mir said that the Literary and Linguistic thought of Shujaat Bukhari can be established by uniting the
ideological elements of literature prevalent in the nation of unrepresented people.
“The Language and identity have its roots in literature, so Shujaat Bukhari was advocating the strengthening
and global relevance of the literature being produced in our society. He always advocated unity, quality, and
values while producing pieces of art and literature” Mir said.
Sufi Showakt who presented the paper titled ‘Shujaat Bukhari: Custodian of Kashmir culture, ethos and
values’ sad that the crux of Shujaat Bukhari’s ethics and goodness.
“The crux of Shujaat Bukari’s thought is to lay the foundation of any social, economic or political discourse
on basis of pure ethics adopted by him during his life time,” Sufi said.
“Bukhari’s ideology was based on a-priori-the good while his ideas of literature or art were rooted in
aesthetics. So to develop is though ethics, goodness, and aesthetics should be taken as base “Sufi said.
During the presidential address, Muhammad Amin Bhat said that Shujaat Bukhari was the man of facts who
always spoke truth to power.
He said that Bukhari was an intellectual par excellence who always speaks with honesty and self-created
“Bukhari was a man of facts. He had all the facts and faces on his side but was caught by the mockery and
trickery of his enemies, “Bhat said. Terming Shujaat as the public intellectual, Amin Bhat said that Bukhari
was the voice of the unrepresented who always spoke truth to power for the welfare of common good.
Chief Guest Dr. Shahid Iqbal Chowwdery said that Shujaat was a man of integrity who always remains
committed to his profession with clarity and honesty. Shahid said assured that he will always provide
assistance to make any literary event a success whenever and wherever organized in the district.
“Bandipora is the land known for scholasticism and I will always help people who will endeavor to revive
such traditional societal traits of the area, “he said.
Noted broadcaster Nayeema Ahmed Mehjoor who was guest of honor on occasion said that Shujaat was a
man with a human heart who was always worried about declining social fabric.
Recollecting her memories with Shujaat Bukhari, Nayeema Mehjoor said that Shujhat was always keen to do
something good for the Kashmir society.
“Shujaat was always concerned about the degrading social fabric and was always looking for an opening to
work for the development of social fabric,”Mehjoor said.
Terming Shujaat as the symbol of Humanism, Nayeema Mehjoor sad that he was a man of caliber who
always worked for the unrepresented people beyond his political thought.
“I have seen the first journalist who was keen to do differently in the society where people are caught in
between the devil the deep sea. He was a man with a difference with different thinking,” Mehjoor said.
Dr. Ghulam Nabi Fallahi President Islamic Mission UK also spoke on the occasion while poets G N Zahid,
Mubashir Muztaris, Gulshan and G H Tair presented their poetic verses.
Among the others who participated include Vice President AMK Rashid Jawahr, Ahad Hjini, Scholar Adil
Mahudin, Mushtaq Sopori,Majeed Majazi, Shokat wani,Firdous Ahmed and other members of AMK Units.
Anjum Nissar conducted the proceedings. Mansoor Muntazir presented welcome address while Gul Tanveer
presented vote of thanks.
Pitiable condition of city infra deflates admin’s tall claims: NC
Srinagar, May 19: Jammu and Kashmir National Conference on Sunday asserted that the paucity of civic amenities in the Srinagar city and the appalling condition of city roads debunks the tall claims of incumbent governor administration on providing basic and effective amenities to the people of Srinagar.
While touring many localities of Khanyar constituency, party general secretary Haji Ali Muhammad Sagar said that the incumbent governor administration had miserably failed to rise up to the development demands of the city of Srinagar. “The government had claimed that RS 8000 crores have been air marked for the development of Srinagar city. We had sent 8 projects from this segment for the government’s approval but so far there has been no headway in that direction. Similarly, my colleagues had also sought approval for various projects in their respective constituencies. However, our repeated pleas fell on deaf ears. We didn’t see the incumbent governor administration invest in the vital projects of Srinagar. The urban life of Srinagar city is beseeching for basic amenities. The city roads, inner routes and alleys are dotted with potholes. There has been no advance towards upgrading the existing infrastructure. The street lights are non-operational on various arterials. The work on various community halls and vital projects has been held up as well. The pitiable condition of city infrastructure deflates the tall claims of incumbent governor administration as far as development is concerned,” he said.
Sagar made stopovers at various localities in Khanyar constituency and interacted with the people who apprised him about the paucity of commodities in the city. “People are hankering for sugar and other items. The administration has failed to maintain price stability in the Srinagar city. In our times we used to deploy flying squads to check the price rise and other irregularities including black marketing. The festivities of Ramazan have been dampened by the rampant scarcity of mutton and other edibles. The skyrocketing prices of essential commodities is also adding to the mounting woes of people. The people have been left to fend for themselves. There is no accountability on the ground. The laid back attitude of the incumbent administration has aggravated the people who don’t know where to turn to for help. If this is the condition in the capital city of Srinagar, one can better gauge what the people living in other areas must be going through,” he said.
Sagar while censuring the administration for its antipathy for Srinagar said, “I have doled out funds for the up gradation and beautification of Ghats, street lights in my constituency from my Constituency development fund. Due to the model code of conduct in place the funds could not be utilized, however, I hope that the concerned agencies ensure that the funds are utilized now in a stipulated period of time.”
Sagar made stopovers at various localities of the Khanyar constituency including Kulipura, Nowpura and had interaction with the local residents. He issued necessary instructions to the officials of various concerned agencies on the speedy mitigation of the issues faced by the local people.
Unemployment crisis:DMEF appeals govt to frame policy to tackle issue
Srinagar, May 19: Darbar Move Employees Federation, J&K president Owais Wani appealed the government to form a roadmap policy to overcome the unemployment crisis in the state.
In a statement, he said that where the government is supposed to come up with a policy to accommodate educated and skilled, besides creating employment avenues. The educated youth is being compelled to take streets.
He said that every day there is different casual and contractual groups of employees taking streets to raise their voice and these days contractual teachers are protesting for an extension. It is utter humiliation of the teaching profession.
He added that irony does not end here professionals and PhD scholars are also suffering in this state. “Recently we came to know that media professionals hired by the Department of Information and Public Relation are being humiliated in the department because they are not permanent in the departments.”
He said the figures of Jammu and Kashmir are much higher than at all India level figures and highest among all state as per reports of National Sample Survey Office(NSSO) available up to NSS68th round.
He added that 5.5 lakh educated unemployed youth are already struggling to find employment in the state and the number is increasing every year, it seems never-ending process. “At the same time government is being harsh to the contractual employees and it seems in coming years there will be an economic mess in the state,” Wani expressed.
He said that the Administration, as well as the education system in Jammu and Kashmir, has failed to respond to the existing inter-generation gap.
“In Jammu Kashmir, there are many social problems due to more unemployment. Major unemployment population waste their major time in terms of corruption, gambling, bad smoking and entertainment,” Wani said.
Wani urged all district unions as well as secretariat unions to join hands to bring the ground situation into the notice of government so that a road map and policy is framed to tackle the issue of unemployment in the state.
Delay in tracing out missing B’pora teacher admin failure: PDP
Srinagar, May 19: Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leader Qayoom Wani showed serious concern over the delay in tracing out the missing teacher in Bandipora district.
In a statement issued to media, Wani termed the delay total failure of administration who have not taken the case of missing teacher seriously.
He urged upon Governor Administration for immediate intervention in tracing out the missing teacher safely otherwise administration will have to face the brunt society in general and teaching fraternity in particular.
PDP leader showed sympathy with the teacher and his family. He also urged district administration to gear up their efforts in tracing out the teacher without any delay. Wani also showed sympathy with teaching fraternity at this difficult time.
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