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Srinagar, Oct 26: Ridiculing the group of citizens from Jammu for urging PM Modi and Jammu and Kashmir governor to celebrate 26th October as accession day, independent lawmaker Er Rasheed reminded the pseudo-intellectuals enjoying in their cosy rooms not to forget that instrument of accession was itself temporary and Maharaja was promised a plebiscite by the government of India and later the same was reiterated by Delhi at United Nations on many occasions.

Er Rasheed in a statement said “The group of prominent citizens has exposed themselves by forgetting that Delhi even disrespected and bulldozed the terms and conditions of its own instrument of accession as whatsoever Kashmiris were guaranteed at the time of instrument of accession within Indian constitution till the final resolution was snatched and eroded by illegal and unconstitutional methods.

“Rather asking PM Modi to celebrate 27th October as an accession day people of J&K in one voice should ask Delhi to fulfill its commitments so that the precious lives are saved and entire sub-continent become a region of peace,” said Er Rasheed.

 

“No one except Delhi and its proxies are giving Jammu and Kashmir dispute a communal color which is unacceptable and tactics to create confusions about the whole issue,” Er Rasheed.

Er Rasheed asked Delhi to introspect that it should find answers why even after seventy years Indian army is seen as an occupation force in Jammu and Kashmir.

He said: “Rather asking to celebrate 27th October as accession day, these unrealistic and narrow-minded elements should answer what Indian army has achieved after landing in the sovereign state of J&K on 27th Oct. 1947.”

“Who does not know that Delhi has failed to win the hearts and minds of masses and Indian army is being seen as an occupation force. False narratives will never help New Delhi unless it does not do justice with the Kashmiris and prepare ground to win their hearts through right to self-determination,” said Er Rasheed.

Er Rasheed further added that army at its own level as an institution should understand that if it needs dirty laws like AFSPA and fake encounters besides huge atrocities, it can never ever win the hearts and minds of Kashmiris.

“Delhi should revisit its policies and understand the Himalayan fact that army has failed to achieve the desired goal and ambitions despite all propaganda machinery and might of the state at its back,” said Er Rasheed in a statement.


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NC takes out march to protest custodial killing of teacher

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Srinagar, Mar 21: National Conference (NC) on Thursday marched from its Nawa-e-Subah headquarters here to protest against ‘custodial killing’ of a youth, stating that the death of a private school teachers is unacceptable.

The protesters led by NC’s provincial president, Nasir Aslam Wani carried out a rally today towards Tourist Reception Center (TRC) while chanting slogans in favour of their demands

Wani said the death of youth in custody is condemnable and to carry out a protest today was aimed to convey a message that such killings are unacceptable to the people of Kashmir.

 

“Though such killings have taken place in the past but now, the era has changed and it is unacceptable to people of Kashmir as we have moved far much ahead from the previous scenario,” he said.

He said that matter must be probed and those involved in the act be dealt with strictly.

Wani said the policies are being adopted here through which the situation is being deteriorated and will have serious consequences in the future.

He said arresting and killing people in custody won’t be tolerated by the people of Kashmir.
Earlier, National Conference vice-president Omar Abdullah had also demanded a time-bound investigation into the custodial death of a school teacher in Jammu and Kashmir and exemplary punishment to those responsible for the death.

“I had hoped custodial deaths were a thing of our dark past. This is an unacceptable development & must be investigated in a transparent, time bound manner. Exemplary punishment must be handed out to the killers of this young man,” Abdullah had tweeted.

Rizwan Pandit, 28, died in police custody here during the intervening night of Monday and Tuesday, an official had said.

Pandit, who was a teacher at a private school and a resident of Awantipora in Pulwama district, was picked up by the security agencies three days ago, the officer as per reports had said.

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Custodial killing of teacher: Kashmir Inc hold joint protest at Jamia Masjid

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Srinagar, Mar 21: Various trade bodies on Thursday stage a protest against what they termed as killing of a civilian Rizwan Pandith of Awantipora on Tuesday in police custody.

Carrying placards and raising slogans, the traders held a joint protest at Srinagar’s Jamia Masjid, demanding the killing spree in the Valley be stopped.
“Killing of innocent civilian who was a private school principal is a deep-rooted conspiracy and a planned genocide of people of Kashmir,” the traders said.

Terming the incident as highly unfortunate, Sajad Gul, spokesman of the trade bodies said, “We urge the Indian civil society and international bodies such as Amnesty International to come forward and play its role. If this attitude of the Central government continues there will be serious consequences.”

 

“How can they kill any innocent without any justification? Civilians continue to get killed and get maimed at the will of trigger happy forces as it is the worst form of human rights abuses and violations in Kashmir,” Gul said.

He said because of the unbridled powers given to the forces and the lack of accountability, every day innocent civilians are brutally killed, which is condemnable in all forms.

Pertinently, JRL had appealed all segments of society including traders, lawyers, bar association, civil society and others to protest against the ‘custodial killing and assaults on Kashmiris’.
Those participated in the protest include KEA, KTMF, KCCI, KTMF(R), FCIK, Beopar Mandal S R Gunj and other trader bodies.

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For hiring photographers, JKSSB wants Science not Mass Comm graduates

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Srinagar, Mar 21: Much to the surprise of many aspirants, Jammu and Kashmir Service Selection Board (JKSSB) has entertained Science graduates over Mass Communication degree holders for the post of junior photographer.

The JKSSB on February 01, 2019 advertised number of posts including the post of junior photographer for home department.

But to the surprise of mass communication candidates, the JKSSB has only asked, those candidates to apply who possess bachelor’s degree in science and diploma in photography from a recognized institute.

 

“There are number of mass communication candidates who have been struggling to get the job. It is quite unfortunate that JKSSB has not considered us for the post, “said a mass communication candidate, Mudasir Ahmad.

Another candidate, Irshad Ahmad said that authorities at JKSSB should bring necessary changes in the eligibility criteria.

Irshad said it is not fair to deprive them from applying for the post.“I fail to understand, why we have not been considered for the job. The post requires technical qualification, B.Sc is an academic qualification, it has nothing to do with Photography. A mass communication guy has vast know how of the things, “he said.

When contacted, Public Relations Office (PRO), JKSSB, Ashwani Hansa said that the post has advertised in accordance with the indent received from the home department.

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