Srinagar, Nov 20: IGP Traffic Alok Kumar today convened a meeting of Officers of Traffic Police City Srinagar and Traffic Police Rural Kashmir at Traffic Police Headquarters, Srinagar with an aim to strengthen traffic enforcement and regulation mechanism.
The IGP sought feedback from officers regarding current traffic management/situation in the Valley. He also reviewed the traffic arrangements put in place for Eid-E-MiladUnNabi (SAW) celebrations.
The meeting was attended by SSP Traffic City Srinagar, Al-Tahir Gilani, SP Traffic Rural Kashmir, Muzaffar Ahmad Shah, Addl. SP Traffic City Srinagar, Sonam Decha, Dy SPs, DTIs of Traffic City Srinagar and Traffic Police Rural Kashmir.
The IGP Traffic stressed upon the officers to take all necessary measures to smoothen the flow of traffic in City Srinagar and all areas of Kashmir Valley by strictly enforcing the M V Act / Rules with zero tolerance against visible offences viz. use of seat belt, overloading in PSVs, use of helmet etc. He further stressed upon the officers to exhibit high sense of responsibility and behaviour while dealing with the traffic violators.
Alok Kumar in his deliberations with the officers sought assurances from the officers for a visible change on ground with a people friendly attitude and ensured that technology-oriented gadgetry and other implements would be provided to the traffic officers for traffic regulation and enforcement in the near future.
The chair directed the officers that the entry of heavy vehicles (tippers) into City Srinagar be allowed as per the prescribed time. The officers were directed that they will coordinate with the management of coaching centers to scatter the timing of coaching centers during peak hours, so that the traffic movement on these routes may not get hampered.
IGP Traffic stressed upon the officers that they will coordinate with SMC Srinagar and will conduct regular drivers at HSHS and Maharaja Bazar to remove the illegal occupation on the road side so that the traffic movement on this road stretch can be normalised. The officers were directed that they will ensure that all lower subordinates’ officials will wear florescent jackets during night hours for visibility and safety. The officers were directed to ensure that no PSV shall be allowed to ply on M.A Road and shall follow the diversion plan strictly and violators be dealt strict as per M.V Act.
IGP Traffic visited the under construction Jehangir Chowk-Rambagh Flyover and directed CEO ERA to open one tube of the said flyover from Jehangir Chowk to Naaz Crossing during peak hours who assured that one tube of said flyover will be thrown open from tomorrow during peak hours to ease out traffic pressure on this particular road stretch. Furthermore, IGP Traffic directed that frequent awareness programmes be conducted in schools and colleges to develop a sense of responsibility among budding youths of the society.
Alok Kumar also visited Dargah Hazratbal Shrine to review the traffic arrangements for Eid-e-MiladUnNabi (SAW) and gave on spot directions to the officers regarding smooth movement of traffic.
Defeat attempts of provocation, maintain traditional amity: Congress appeals people
Jammu, Feb 18: A meeting of Senior Leaders of J&K Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC) was held at Jammu to take stock of the current situation in the wake of the suicide attack on the CRPF convoy in Pulwama.
The meeting was presided over JKPCC President G.A. Mir and attended by several senior leaders included former MP, former minister, former legislators and senior functionaries of the party.
The meeting observed two minute silence in memory of all those martyred in the recent attacks including the four army personnel in the encounter at Pulwama today.
The meeting expressed great shock over the loss of precious lives and conveyed deep sympathies with the families of the Martyrs and prayed for the early recovery of the injured. The meeting commended the Security Forces who are fighting and eliminating the terrorists least caring for their lives in order to defend Nation and its citizens.
The meeting reviewed overall scenario in the state and elsewhere in the country following the anger of the Nation over the biggest ever attack on Security forces in the State, which resulted into huge loss of precious lives.
The meeting reiterated the resolve of the Nation to unitedly fight against the terror which is threat to the peace, unity and integrity of the Country.
The meeting felt that the need of the hour is to maintain peace, unity and religious brotherhood at all costs and defeat the nefarious designs of the enemies of our Nation and not to allow such designs to succeed in any manner.
The meeting further said that people should defeat any such attempts of provocation to disturb the traditional amity and brotherhood in Jammu region and elsewhere in the Country. The meeting also extended full cooperation to the Governor’s Administration to maintain peace and normalcy and also appealed all sections of the Society to extend full Cooperation to the law enforcing agencies to ensure peace and communal harmony, so that the security forces carry out their anti-militancy operations to fight and eliminate the menace of terror.
Expressing grave concern over the increasing incidents of Militancy and attack on our Forces both within and on the Borders in the recent past the Party asked the Centre Govt to take more effective and befitting measures to counter Pak sponsored terrorism at all fronts, so as to ensure safety an security of the citizens and our brave soldiers.
PDP marches against attacks on Kashmiris
Srinagar, Feb 17: People’s Democratic Party (PDP) on Sunday took out a peace march in state’s summer capital, urging upon the central government to ensure safety of Kashmiris staying at present at different states across the country.
A peace march taken out from PDP’s Srinagar headquarters was led by PDP vice president Abdul Rahman Veeri and also witnessed the participation of senior party leaders including chief spokesman Rafi Ahmad Mir, Khursheed Alam, Asia Naqash, Mohammad Ashraf Mir, Dr Ali Mohammad and several others.
The leaders urged upon the governments of all states in the country to take all requisite measures so that minorities and people hailing from Kashmir valley aren’t targeted, harassed or intimidated.
The leaders also conveyed concern over the smear campaign launched against Kashmiris by few fanatic groups, exposing the already perturbed people to greater risks.
They also pitched for communal harmony and tolerance in Jammu region wherein few elements are out to defame the brotherhood and communal harmony about which Jammu region is known for centuries.
Meanwhile, PDP General Secretary Ghulam Lone Hanjura has urged the government t6 ensure safety of students studying in country’s various colleges and universities. Hanjura said that it is deeply concerning that the students have been made soft targets and are being harassed without any fault. He demanded adequate security to Kashmiri students, employees, patients who are staying in various states and also underscored the need of restoring law & order so that further untoward incidents are avoided.
Attacks on Kashmiris: Whose purpose do the mobs serve, asks Omar
Srinagar, Feb 17: Kashmir is not just a piece of land, it is the people that inhabit it, National Conference vice-president Omar Abdullah asserted on February 17, saying by attacking Kashmiris, they were being told there is no place for them outside the Valley and no future in the mainland.
“Young Kashmiri students studying outside J&K should have been feted as examples of people who have stayed away from the politics & conflict in Kashmir, choosing instead to make a future for themselves. By attacking them, terrorising them & forcing them to find shelter they are being told there is no place for them outside the valley & no future in the mainland (sic),” Mr. Abdullah tweeted.
The former Chief Minister’s remarks came following reports of attacks on Kashmiris in Jammu and harassment of Kashmiri students at places outside the State.
Abdullah said the enemy has been trying to drive a wedge between the people in Kashmir Valley and the rest of the country and asked whose purpose was being served by “ostracising Kashmiris”.
“Those hotheads that make up the mobs doing this damage need to ask themselves (if they have the mental bandwidth) whose purpose is served by ostracising Kashmiris. Our enemies & those who back terrorism in J&K have been trying to drive this wedge so please please let’s not do their job for them. Kashmir isn’t just a piece of land, it’s the people that inhabit it (sic),” he said.