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Geelani welcomes statement of Imran Khan; ‘Election in Pak would lead to stable Govt in country’

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Srinagar, Jul 27: Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman, Syed Ali Geelani on Friday welcomed the statement of PTI chief Imran Khan that “Kashmir is the core issue between India and Pakistan and the two countries should resolve it through dialogue.”
In a statement issued to KNS, Geelani expressed hope that the election in Pakistan would lead to a stable government in the country, saying all religious and political organizations should work together.
Syed Ali Geelani while referring to the statement of PTI chief Imran Khan, said it reflects the state policy of Pakistan. I on behalf of my nation offer my congratulation to Imran Khan on his achievement, Geelani asserted.
Praying for the prosperity and stable Pakistan, Syed Ali Geelani hoped that all religious and political organizations in Pakistan will serve their best for progressive and stable Pakistan, saying the country has a political importance in the Muslim world and this country is center of hope not only for the sub-continent but for the whole Muslim Ummah.
Hailing Imran Khan for clear Kashmir policy, Syed Ali Geelani said, “Now it is time for India to reciprocate. India should come clear on Pakistan’s offer” Geelani said.
We hope Pakistan’s offer and spirit of flexibility will be reciprocated by India so that new vistas of cooperation are opened for resolution of issues including Kashmir issue in accordance with aspirations of Kashmiri people,” he said.
Geelani urged Indian leadership to shun its stubborn, haughty and colonial attitude and come forward for sorting out all outstanding issues with Pakistan particularly the Kashmir dispute.
He stressed for the cordial relation between Iran, Afghanistan, China, Bangladesh, Nepal & Pakistan and said that best relation between these countries will lead the region to overall stability, peace, development, and progress. “We hope Pakistan’s PTI chief will lead Pakistan and improve relations with neighboring countries, saying global cooperation and friendly relations is key to successes and prosperity.
Meanwhile, Hurriyat Conference executive council members today expressed deep anguish over the continuous house arrest of its chairman Syed Ali Geelani and plight of detainees languishing in different jails.
Imtiyaz Ahmad Shah, Syed Mohd Shafi, Bilal Sidiqi, Molvi Bashir Irfani, Mohd Yusuf Naqash, Bashir Andrabi, Nisar Husain Rather while leading demonstration protested against continuous house arrest of its chairman, Syed Ali Geelani and ill treatment meted out to detainees lodged in different jails including Tihar, Kot Bhalwal, Jammu, Udhampur, Kathua, Riyasi, Baramulla, Bijbehara, Kupwara and Srinagar central jail. Syed Imtiyaz Hyder, Imran Ahmad Bhat, Ab Rashid Lone, Mohd Shafi Mir and Arshad Hussain Bhat also participated in protest demonstrations.
Meanwhile Hurriyat spokesman lashed at authorities for keeping Gh Nabi Sumji under continuous house arrest.


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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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