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Malik, Kalwal released after 20 days

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Srinagar, Oct 20: Chairman Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF), Muhammad Yasin Malik, and Zonal President, Noor Muhammad Kalwal, were released from police custody on Saturday, a JKLF spokesman said.
Malik, as per the statement, was arrested on October 02 while as Noor Muhammad Kalwal was arrested on 09th October. Both were lodged at police station Kothi-bagh and have been released from the said police station today.
Soon after his release, Malik along with a delegation visited Fateh Kadal and Khanyar Srinagar and expressed condolences to the families of recent killed Meraj ud din Bangroo, Fahad Mushtaq Waza and Raies Ahmad Sofi.
Malik met with the bereaved families and said that the sacrifices rendered by Kashmiri youth and their families will never go waste. “The kith and kin of innocent Raies Ahmad Sofi told Malik that Raies was taken into custody by police SOG, tortured severely and then killed in custody in cold blood by blood thirsty forces,” the statement said.
On the occasion, Malik while condemning the ‘ongoing genocide’ of Kashmiris said that “blood of Kashmiris is being ruthlessly spilled by so-called biggest democracy which is highly condemnable.”
While praying for the heavenly abode, Malik also prayed for the Sabr-Jamil of their bereaved families.
Malik also expressed his heartfelt grief and sorrow over the demise of the mother in-law of JKLF vice chairman Mushtaq Ahmad Ajmal who breathed her last yesterday.
Wife of late Ghulam Muhammad Khan of Ikhrajpora Srinagar was unwell for some months and bid farewell to this world last evening.
Malik along with a delegation reached Ikhrajpora and expressed condolences to the bereaved family.
While paying tributes to late mother, Malik said that she and her family rendered sacrifices for freedom of Kashmir and “today when she has left us, we pray to Allah to bestow her with Jannah and grant her bereaved family Sabr-I-Jamil.”
He also visited Naseem Bagh and expressed condolences to the Bhat family at the demise of their mother.
The deceased lady was the mother of JKLF senior leader Muhammad Yasin Butt.
It is pertinent to mention that the congregational prayers for the deceased mother will be held tomorrow 21st October 2018, at Malkhah near Zaroo gun factory at 10:00 am.
Meanwhile, police as per the statement has arrested senior activist of JKLF Meraj ud din Parray of Soitaing, Lasjan, and lodged him at police station Nowgam.
“Police has also confiscated his scooter and was raiding to arrest him from last many days,” the statement said, condemning his arrest, saying said that “pushing political workers to the wall by putting then behind bars and torturing them by police tactics.”


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Talks with Hurriyat not possible as they are not real stakeholders: BJP

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Srinagar, Jul 16: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Tuesday said that talks with Hurriyat leaders were not possible as they are not the real stakeholders of Kashmir. The party also said that it will not forge any pre-poll alliance in Jammu and Kashmir.

BJP’s State General Secretary (Organization), Ashok Koul said that the talks should and will be held on Kashmir but only with those who are the real stakeholders of Kashmir. “Hurriyat is not any stakeholder as their kith and kin are enjoying outside but those who have suffered and lost their properties including youth, traders and others are the real stakeholders and talks with them will be held,” he added.

He further stated that the government was working on initiating a dialogue and the talks with many people from different communities were being held at present.

 

Koul further stated that the threat of BJP among the people was no more as they are knowledgeable about the facts that Prime Minister Narendra Modi led government was working for their welfare. “Today, I was shocked to see that the youth in large number kept me busy in taking selfies with them for half an hour after a meeting today, which shows that people have faith in BJP,” he added.

Referring to a query, Koul said that its people who are behind the decline in stone pelting incidents in Kashmir besides forces and police. He said that BJP from the day one is against the wrong impression against the Kashmir. “We have been raising our voice that any incident taking place in single portion of Kashmir should be not be highlighted like the way it is,” he said, adding that wrong perception against Kashmir will also be curbed soon.

About possibility of pre-poll alliance ahead of the assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir, he said that like every party, the party will make every effort to emerge victorious with majority and to form the government on its own. “We will not forge any pre-poll alliance but in case the need arises, the party will deliberate upon the post-poll alliance,” he added.

He further stated that at present the party is focusing on winning the elections with pre-poll alliance and to form the government on its own.

About Article 370 and Article 35 A, the BJP leader said that these were the core issues of the party and it has also mentioned in its manifesto. “I can’t say when it will be abrogated but it is up to the central government to decide when it will be abrogated,” he added.

Asked about the ongoing membership drive, BJP leader said that the membership drive was going on smoothly. “We have started a process in this regard. In charges and co-incharges have been appointed. We have set a target of 4.5 lakh members in Kashmir and 1.25 lakhs in three zones including central, southern and northern Kashmir. We have formulated a procedure in this regard.”

He added that they are expecting that at least 2.5 lakh members will join in the ongoing drive. “People are showing good response especially in far flung areas. The youth are showing their response and raising their concerns as well. People are joining the party wholeheartedly,” he added.

Koul said that ahead of the elections in Jammu and Kashmir, BJP has decided to strengthen party at grassroots level as it will help the party in the upcoming elections.

About JK Bank issue, Koul said people may face hardships for time being but it will ensure the transparency in the end, which would benefit the people here. “The people also faced hardships during demonetization. Similarly, the people may face hardships today but it will benefit the people,” he said.

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Rotavirus vaccines important step for health, wellbeing of children: Dulloo

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Srinagar, July 16: State Level Workshop for introduction of Rotavirus Vaccine was organized at Banquet Hall, Srinagar.

Financial Commissioner, Health and Medical Education, Atal Dulloo was the chief guest on the occasion.

Speaking on the occasion, Financial Commissioner said India’s decision to introduce the rotavirus vaccines as part of its routine program marks an immensely important step for the health and wellbeing of the country’s children. He said that Rotavirus kills approximately 453000 children of less than five years of age globally every year and is a major threat to the health of children across the WHO South-East Asia Region. “Every year, approximately 127 000 children aged less than five years die of the disease in the SEA Region, around 98000 of whom are in India,” he said.

 

The workshop was attended by Dr. Arun Sharma Director Family Welfare, MCH and Immunization J&K, Bhupinder  Kumar MD NHM J&K , Dr Kunzes Dolma Director Health Services Kashmir, Head of the Department Paediatrics GMC Srinagar, Dr. Muzaffar Jan, Head of Department Social & Preventive Medicine GMC Srinagar , Dr. Mohammad Saleem Khan and other officers.

The workshop was also attended by HOD and Faculty members from GMC associated Hospitals of Kashmir Division, Chief Medical Officers, Deputy Chief Medical Officers, District Immunization Officers, District Mass Media and Education Officers and other officials of the department.

Dr Arun Sharma Director Family Welfare, MCH and Immunization J&K while speaking on the occasion said a series of trainings will be conducted in all districts and blocks and every field level worker will be trained for Rota vaccine introduction before the launch.

State Immunization Officer, J&K Dr. Qazi Haroon said that there is a need for Social mobilization, Advocacy and robust IEC for making any campaign or new vaccine launch successful. He informed that the State is receiving one lakh doses of Rotavirus vaccine, 50000 each for Jammu & Kashmir. He also said that the State has excellent and adequate cold chain facility for storage of vaccines and the State is ready for its launch.

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PSC fast tracking recruitment process;around 2000 vacancies in various stages of selection process

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Srinagar, July 16: The Jammu & Kashmir Public Service Commission (PSC) is expediting the process of recruitments for the vacancies referred to it by the Government from time to time.  The Commission has already taken many initiatives to fast track the selection process.

The Commission has also paced up the process of seeking clarifications from the individual Departments in respect of eligibility and qualifications in respect of certain vacancies, if need be and address the issues in the shortest possible time.

At present, around two thousand vacancies pertaining to different Departments are at various stages of selection process with the Commission. With Higher Education topping the list with 743 vacancies, vacancies of Departments like 451 from Health & Medical Education,  349 from General Administration Department, 200 from Animal/Sheep Husbandry, 81 from Law Department, 66 from Forest Department, 57 from School Education Department, 49 from Agriculture Production Department, 33 posts from Public Works (R&B), 15 from Power Development Department, eight each from Industries and Commerce Department and Home Department, seven from Technical Education, five from  Housing and Urban Development Department, four from Culture Department and two from the Transport Department are at various stages of selection process in the Commission, a statement from the Commission said today.

 
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