Srinagar, Jan 13: Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC) president G A Mir Sunday appealed people of the state to defeat the “exploitative and divisive politics of the BJP and RSS”, saying his party was the only unifying force which stands guarantee to secular fabric in the country.
“I appeal people in all the three regions of the state to rise to the occasion to defeat the exploitative and divisive politics on the part of BJP-RSS and other forces in the state which are desperate enough for power,” Mir said addressing a meeting of party workers in Khanabal area of Anantnag district in south Kashmir.
The JKPCC president cautioned the people against “exploitative and divisive politics being played” for electoral gains in the country and the state and said Congress party was going to win the Lok Sabha elections in the country and would give a stable Government to the people.
“The BJP-RSS and other forces could go to any extent to mislead people on different counts for electoral gains, but we need to counter and defeat them miserably in the large interests of the people both in the country as well as in the state,” he said.
Mir said the ruling dispensation at the Centre and previous regime in Jammu and Kashmir “have done enough damage” to the peace and development of the country and the state, “resulting in deep alienation among the people, who feel betrayed and cheated by the (previous) PDP-BJP coalition”.
“The promises made to the people during 2014 elections by BJP and PDP have fallen flat, not even a single promise was fulfilled, rather the contradiction in their approach and subsequent ‘U-turns’ from time to time pushed the state to a darkest era,” he said.
He said the work done by the UPA government in its two terms had been “undone” by the BJP and PDP.”The losses caused to peace and development by previous PDP-BJP coalition hurt us because Congress party had done enough to restore confidence among the people and also did its utmost to restore peace in the state, but it is sad and unfortunate that the work done by the UPA has been undone by the previous regime,” he said.
He appealed people to ensure victory of the Congress party with a thumping majority in the upcoming Parliamentary and assembly elections, saying only the Congress can give a stable Government both in the state as well as at the Centre.”Congress is the only unifying force which stands guarantee to the secular fabric in the country, besides safety and security of the people irrespective of their colour or religion and it will continue to fight against the forces dividing people on caste, religion or regional lines.
“Congress has served the people to the best of its ability and it will continue to remain committed to the equitable development of all the three regions of the state,” the JKPCC president said
Congress strong enough to counter divisive forces: Mir
Srinagar, July 16: Stating that Congress party will continue to fight against divisive and exploitative forces in the country and state, the J&K Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC) President G.A. Mir has expressed confidence that people and Congress party in unison will ensure that the forces inimical to multiplicity and rich culture of harmony are defeated miserably.
JKPCC president was addressing series of party meetings at Manzmou, Tangloo, Hiller, Ujroo, Chandoog and Saidiwara in south Kashmir, emphasizing the party leaders and workers to rise to the occasion to defeat the exploitative forces, which are hell bent upon to exploit the people to serve their vested interests.
Describing the Congress Party a formidable force to reckon with, G.A Mir said Congress is capable enough defeat the forces inimical to peace and development in the State, shall continue to fight for the inclusive development of the State, which has received setbacks due to the negligent attitude of BJP Government at Centre.
Mir reiterated Congress party’s stand to maintain secular fabric and communal harmony at all costs and by all means and said the party will ensure defeat of communal and divisive forces, which were pitching the communities against each other in order to divide them on the basis of religion or regions, but the Congress party will defeat them tooth and nail.
“Congress never compromised on people’s urges and aspirations for electoral gains, it will continue to remain committed to fight against the political exploitation by BJP-RSS,” G.A. Mir added and appealed the people not to come under false propaganda of BJP and other opportunist parties, who have exploited them (people) equally for electoral gains.
Er Rasheed asks CB to avoid further delay in investigating Kupwara minor’s killing
Srinagar, July 16: Seeking justice for 8-year-old Umer Farooq who was brutally murdered after being kidnapped from his native village in Gulgam Kupwara last year, AIP president Er Rasheed has appealed for a thorough introspection in the society to get rid of criminal elements.
Speaking on functions at Gulgam organized to pay tributes to Umer Farooq on his first death anniversary, Er Rasheed said. “While it is encouraging that sources within the crime branch claim to have reached very close to the culprits, it is need of the hour to avoid further delay in resolving the mystery. Crime branch must come out with its findings and take the investigation of the barbaric incident to its logical end so that trial in a fast track court is initiated.” Rasheed further added that while entire humanity within and outside state got shocked after the incident but we all need to have a sincere introspection to find out the reasons behind such sick and barbaric mentality that can turn humans worst than the wild beasts.
The society needs an introspection to find out reasons that why it is losing moral values and a huge chunk of youth are becoming drug addicts. Parents, teachers, religious clerics and common masses need to unite and ensure that the entire society is made de-addicted from the menace of drugs, he said.
Non-implementation of ACP has demoralised engineering cadre: Shah Faesal
Srinagar, July 16: Reacting to one day mass casual leave of graduate Engineers, President JKPM Shah Faesal has expressed his solidarity with them and impressed on the state government to fulfill their demands immediately.
“Engineers are the most hard-working people of the State and the brightest of the students would opt for engineering streams. However it is shocking to look at the level of stagnation in the Engineering sector and no serious effort has been made so far to address the career related issues of Engineers,” Shah Faesal said in a statement issued .
“It is a tragedy that even Chief Engineers are working in the pay scale of AEEs and the OPG promotion syndrome has destroyed the Engineering cadre completely. After 30 years of service officers are retiring with the same pension that their fellow employees with one third of their service,” Shah Faesal added.
Shah Faesal lamented that Assured Career Promotion scheme approved by the Government after years of hard work of engineers has not been implemented so far.
He called upon the Government to fulfill its obligations towards engineering cadre immediately and implement the ACP scheme in letter and spirit.
“Engineers are the primary movers and shakers when it comes to developmental activity. A demoralised cadre cannot effectively lead the infrastructure development in the state and therefore Government should immediately take cognizance of the issue,” Shah Faesal argued.
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