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Hurriyat (M) opposes establishing of Army camp at Kulgam






Srinagar, Oct 6: Hurriyat (M) while strongly opposing the establishment of yet another army camp at Qaimoh in Redwani area of south Kashmir’s Kulgam district said the people of this area have been left at the “mercy of forces who have made the life of inhabitants miserable”.

A spokesperson of Hurriyat (M) in a statement said the area already has a full-fledged army camp and setting up another one at Redwani is a move to force those living there to migrate to other places, which is totally unjustified.

Even though the people of Redwani and Qaimoh area are on roads over the past one week against the setting up of army camp, the local authorities and the present government continues to pay deaf ears, he said.


The Hurriyat while standing with the people of Qaimoh, Redwani in this hour, stated that people of Kashmir will extend their support to the demand of removal of army camp and they should not feel alone in protesting they have initiated.

The government must ensure that the people’s demands are fulfilled and that the camp is removed without any further delay as the setting up of the camp has resulted in the immense hardships for the local inhabitants there as majority of them have decided to migrate to other places.

“Time is witness that military might has unsuccessfully always been used to crush the genuine dissent in Kashmir and the fresh move of setting up an army camp at Redwani has proved that force is the only tool used to muzzle the people’s genuine demands,” he said.

The spokesperson strongly denounced the “deadly” assault on Kashmiri students studying in a university at Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh saying that Kashmiri students and traders in various parts of India are not safe and are facing life threats at the hands of fanatic elements.

“The assault on Kashmiri students was carried with an intention to kill them as those injured have been left with broken limbs and arms, which is highly undemocratic and unjustified,” he said adding, “The brutal assault on Kashmiri students is an attempt to instill fear among them and to push them out of colleges and universities outside Valley as is evident by that fact that many students have already reached back to their homes.”

The Hurriyat (M) spokesperson said all the state governments across India have failed to ensure protection to Kashmiris in universities.

“Instead, fanatic forces are being given a free hand to beat and thrash Kashmiri students,” he said.

Meanwhile, the spokesperson expressed shock and grief and over the tragic road accident at Ramban in which 13 people died and over 17 sustained injuries.

He extended solidarity and sympathy with the families of those who lost their dear ones and prayed for speedy recovery of those injured.




Kashmir, Kashmiriyat incomplete without KPs: Mir




Jammu, Apr 17: The Jammu and Kashmir unit of Congress Wednesday said it will do everything possible for the safe, secure and dignified return and rehabilitation of Kashmiri Pandits, asserting the valley is incomplete without them.

Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC) chief G A Mir was addressing Kashmiri migrants at Muthi camp here. Mir is contesting from the Anantnag Lok Sabha seat against PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti and National Conference’s justice Hasnain Masoodi.

Anantnag will head for voting in three phases– April 23, April 29, May 6.


Mir, a two time minister, reached out to displaced Kashmir Pandits in Jammu and said “Kashmir and Kashmiriyat is incomplete without Kashmiri Pandits”.

He said the ultimate goal is to create a congenial atmosphere in the Kashmir valley for the return and rehabilitation of Kashmiri migrants.

“Till that goal is achieved, it is essential that all further necessary measures are required to be taken for their dignified living and to secure the future of the youth of this community, who have undergone numerous hardships, sufferings and disadvantages of life especially the youth after getting uprooted from the native place,” Mir said.

He alleged that the BJP’s commitments for the cause of Kashmiri Pandits have remained “unfulfilled slogans for vote bank politics”.

He said the atmosphere of peace, harmony and security was a great casualty during the BJP regime at the Centre and the previous coalition government in the state.

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No immediate plan of shifting Srinagar central jail: DGP

Kashmir News Service



Srinagar, Apr 17: Director General Police Dilbagh Singh who also holds the charge of Director General Prisons on Wednesday said that police does not plan to shift Srinagar Central jail to any other place but a proposal has been sent to the government for construction of a new jail after the jail was damaged due to violence by jail inmates recently.

DGP Dilbagh Singh said, “There is no plan or proposal to shift the Srinagar central jail to any other place within or outside Srinagar city but a proposal has been sent to the government for construction of a new jail in view of the damage caused to the jail building during the recent violence by jail inmates.”

“The building was decades old and was damaged in the violence,” he said.


Protests and scuffle erupted between prisoners and prison security in Central Jail Srinagar on April 05 late evening after jail inmates objected to carry out “repair and reinforcement works inside a barrack” by the authorities.

Director General of Police Dilbagh Singh, who is also DG Prisons, had told KNS that some inmates instigated others to stop the repair and reinforcement works inside a barrack.

“Others (jail inmates) joined and resorted to some violent acts inside on the jail staff. Also set some place on fire. Fire tenders are on the spot and working,” the DG had said.

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Ready to cooperate with NIA: Yasin Khan

Syed Nashir Ali Gillani



Srinagar, Apr 17: Chairman, Kashmir Traders and Manufacturing federation (KTMF) Yasin Khan, who is appearing on Thursday, before National Investigation Agency (NIA) said that he was ready to cooperate with them.

On Tuesday, National Investigation Agency (NIA) summoned Yaseen Khan in alleged funding case.

Khan, who left for New Delhi on Wednesday said that it was his responsibility to answer the queries of the probe agency.


“Previously also, I was asked to appear. I went and replied to their questions. This time also, I would be going and answering their queries, “he told The Kashmir Monitor.

“I am a business leader, it is my responsibility to cooperate with the investigating agency. I have nothing to hide. I am going without any fear, “he added.

Khan said that executive member, Tauseef Ahmad and chief organizer, Latief Ahmad Sofi of KTMF led by him, will be accompanying him to New Delhi.

The summon has been issued by the Superintendent of Police (SP), headquarters and bears the reference of case number, NIA crime number- RC 10/2017/NIA/DLI.

“It appears you are acquainted with the circumstances of the case, which is under investigation by the NIA Delhi, you are hereby required to report at NIA ,Ministry of Home affairs ,opposite CGO complex ,Lodhi road New Delhi for the purpose of your examination, relating to the case,” reads the NIA notice.

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