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Geelani pays tribute to slain Islamabad, Sopore militants

Attributes 27th October 1947 as ‘blackest day’ of Kashmir history

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Srinagar, Oct 26: Paying tributes to slain militants killed in Islamabad and Sopore encounters, Chairman of Hurriyat Conference (G), Syed Ali Geelani on Friday said that no day passes without youth being killed in Valley.

Geelani in a statement issued to media said that “those fighting for their basic and fundamental rights are labeled as ‘terrorists’ and gunned down day in and day out.”

He saidDelhi rulers and their local supporters should bear it in mind that muscular approach can never force someone to submission and unending killing spree and fear psychoses cannot lease for them ever.

 

Meanwhile, Geelani attributed, 27th October 1947 as the “saddest and blackest day of human historyin general and Kashmir history in particular.”

He said “it was this ill-fated day in 1947 when our long and pathetic days of unrest, slavery and subjugation started. It was on this day when against all constitutional, legal, moral or democratic norms landed army entered Kashmir Valley.”

Geelani said that Maharaja Hari Singh had no democratic right, as a head of the state, to call for military intervention at the time when he himself had lost the control and was on run from the valley, facing a revolt from the population against his cruel rule.

 


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Mehbooba hits out at PM over nuclear bombs remark

‘Pakistan has not kept their for Eid either’

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Srinagar, April 22: PDP president Mehbooba Mufti on Monday hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for bringing nuclear bombs in the political discourse, saying if India has not kept the nuclear bomb for Diwali, Pakistan has not kept its for Eid.

During a rally in Rajasthan’s Barmer Sunday, Modi had said India is no more afraid of nuclear threats of Pakistan.

“Otherwise every other day Pakistan used to give nuclear threats. What do we have? Have we kept it for ‘Diwali’? (Warna aay din nuclear button hai, ye kehte the. Hamare paas kya hai? Ye diwali ke liye rakha hai kya),” he asserted.

 

Mufti tweeted, “If India hasn’t kept nuclear bomb for Diwali, it’s obvious Pakistan’s not kept theirs for Eid either. Don’t know why PM Modi must stoop so low & reduce political discourse to this.”

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PDP demands more NEET centres in Kashmir

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Srinagar, April 22: Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Monday demanded adequate number of exam centres for NEET aspirants in Kashmir so that the hardships they face by traveling outside Valley are avoided.

In a statement issued to media, PDP General Secretary Ghulam Nabi Lone Hanjura said that in view of the highway ban, inclement weather, dilapidated condition of national highway and sky rocketing airfares, the NEET aspirants are made to face immense hardships for appearing in the exams.

Hanjura said that keeping in view the predicament being witnessed by the student community at large in Kashmir Valley; it is high time for the Ministry of Human Resource Development to allot more number of NEET exam centres in Kashmir Valley so that without any hindrance Kashmiri students could appear in the exams.

 
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Two engineers of PDD suspended in B’pora for dereliction of duty

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Bandipora, April 22: An Assistant Engineer (AE) and a Junior Engineer (JE) of Power Development Department (PDD) were on Monday suspended for dereliction of duty and putting general public to inconvenience in north Kashmir district of Bandipora, official sources said this afternoon.

They said the engineers were suspended after they failed to adhere to the orders of Deputy Commissioner’s office and put the public to avoidable inconvenience in Ahstengoo village of Bandipora.

They said the inhabitants of village Ashtangoo staged a protest and blocked Bandipora-Sopore Road today against PDD for not replacing the power transformer. However, the Deputy Commissioner (DC), Bandipora Shahbaz Ahmad Mirza directed both the engineers telephonically to reach on spot and sort-out the issue with the agitators who had blocked the road.

 

However, the engineers did not adhere to the orders of this office and put the public to avoidable inconvenience. Later it was also found that the concerned JE was absent from duties without any leave as confirmed from the Executive Engineer.

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