Srinagar, Apr 14: Leading a mega road in Dooru are of South Kashmir today, the J&K Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC) and Party Candidate from Ananatnag Lok Sabha Constituency G.A. Mir has said that Narinder Modi is doing every to come back to power, but he will not succeed to mislead the masses again and will taste the defeat in the ensuing Parliamentary elections.
G.A. Mir also said that Congress Party was capable enough to defeat the false propaganda, lies and deceit on the part of PDP BJP aiming to gains electoral gains.
The road show which started form Khanbal passed through Lissar, Bemdoor, Bragam, Dooru, Zamalgam, Kote, Dodhwagan, Qamar, Nowgam, Saidiwara, Changoo and Ujar in Dooru Assembly Constituency which was joined by hundreds of people.
while leading a road show G. A. Mir addressed people at various places and emphasized them to ensure his victory with a thumping majority, as that, this election would decide the future of the country and the state of Jammu and Kashmir, reiterating his appeal to people especially youth to vote for congress party keeping inview the five years rule of Narinder Modi, three and half years of rule unholy alliance of PDP & BJP in the State.
You need to differentiate between the performance of BJP & Congress, Mir told the people, but at the same, he felt confident that people on the basis of performance will vote for Congress Party, for the fact, BJP Govt led by outgoing Prime Minister Narinder Modi has not been able to ensure safety and security of the people, besides the development of the State started by successive UPA regimes have either been stopped or diverted on one pretext or the other.
The developmental scenario of the State has come to standstill due to biased attitude of Prime Minister Narinder Modi, G.A. Mir said, the unholy alliance between PDP BJP has vitiated the atmosphere in the valley, besides badly affecting the developmental scenario of the State. The so-called developmental schemes and policies framed for the developmental of State have been flawed, the tall claims and announcements made by the Centre and previous Coalition govt in the State has proved mere a lip service, G.A Mir said.
He said outgoing Prime Minister Narinder Modi remained hell bent upon to change the narrative, renaming institutions, areas, roads, official buildings during five years rule Narinder made deliberate attempts to change the history of the country, besides taking control of vital institutions inorder to silence the opponents, but people of the country will respond to this rhetoric on the part of Narinder Modi and will respond to BJP RSS by defeating in ensuing Lok Sabha Elections
He said outgoing Prime Minister will not succeed in luring the voters against, as that, people have realized that Narinder Modi and his team has just serve them through lips, nothing concrete is visible on the ground.
He said soon after becoming the Prime Minister Narinder Modi changed the Currency (demonetization) by not even caring about the people especially the poor and down trodden, who were not even able to understand as to what next, they would do. Business Community and small entrepreneurs suffered immensely due to this step taken by Narinder Modi and I want to tell what was it (Demonetization) it was an organized loot on the Party of BJP Govt due to which the country’s economy suffered immensely, Mir told the people.
Hitting out at PDP BJP for failing people on all counts, as a result, people have lost faith in the democratic process, first PDP claimed to stop RSS from entering Kashmir valley, then after getting 28 seas, Party embraced BJP, which has disappointed people of Kashmir valley, G.A. Mir said and reiterated his appeal to people to ensure Congress Party victory with a thumping majority.
Among others who participated in the road show included Bashir Ahmad Magrey, Gulam Mohi U Din Bhat, Block Presidents, PCC & DCC Members, Youth Leaders and other prominent party workers.
Rail service resumes
Srinagar, Nov 12: Rail services in Kashmir resumed on Tuesday – over three months after being suspended due to security reasons in view of the Centre’s decision to abrogate Article 370, officials said.
Few mini-buses also plied on the Batwara-Batamaloo route through the city centre, while inter-district cabs and auto-rickshaws plied in the city and elsewhere in the valley.
Private transport was plying unhindered.
A railway official told PTI that a train chugged between Baramulla and Srinagar this morning.
He said the train made only two trips on the Baramulla-Srinagar stretch as authorities have directed Railways to ply trains between 10 am and 3 pm only due to security reasons.
The Railways conducted the trial run of the service on the stretch on Monday for the first time in over three months since the unannounced shutdown in the valley.
The official said the Srinagar-Banihal stretch of the railway line would resume in a few days after checking track safety and conducting trial runs.
The train service in the valley was suspended due to security reasons on the morning of 5 August – hours before the Centre announced its decision to abrogate Article 370 of the Constitution and to bifurcate the erstwhile state into two Union territories.
The Centre’s decision led to an unannounced shutdown in the valley – which completed 100 days on Tuesday — even as authorities imposed severe restrictions which were later gradually eased out.
Markets have been following a new pattern of functioning, opening early morning till around the noon and then downing their shutters to join the protest against abrogation of the special status of the state, officials said.
They said miscreants are using fear mongering to put down any resistance to unannounced shutdown by threatening shopkeepers and businessmen.
The officials said two grenade attacks in the city’s busy Goni Khan market and Kaka Sarai areas were an indication that there were concerted efforts to keep the shutdown going.
Pre-paid mobile phones and all internet services continued to remain suspended since 5 August.
Most of the top level and second rung separatist politicians have been taken into preventive custody while mainstream leaders including two former chief ministers — Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti — have been either detained or placed under house arrest.
The government has detained former chief minister and sitting Lok Sabha MP from Srinagar Farooq Abdullah under the controversial Public Safety Act.
Militant killed in Ganderbal gunfight
Srinagar, Nov 12: A militant was killed and an Army soldier injured in an encounter between militants and security forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Ganderbal district on Tuesday, police said.
Security forces launched a cordon-and-search operation in Kulan area of the central Kashmir district in the morning following inputs about the presence of militants.
During the search, the hiding militants fired upon the security forces, who retaliated, according to an officer.
A militant was killed during the gunfight. An army soldier was also injured and rushed to a medical facility for treatment, the officer said.
The identity and group affiliation of the slain militant is yet to be ascertained. The operation is on and further details are awaited, the officer added.
The incident comes after the encounter where two militants were killed in an encounter with security forces in Bandipora district of north Kashmir on Monday morning, police said.
While one militant was killed on Sunday during a gunfight between security forces in Lawdara village, about 55 km from Srinagar, another was killed on Monday, police further said. The security forces started a search operation on getting information about the presence of some militants in the area which led to the encounter between the security forces and the militants.
The streak of encounters continues as the state of Kashmir remains under an unprecedented lockdown after the abrogation of article 370.
Unscheduled power cuts affect research in KU
Srinagar, Nov 05: Unscheduled power cuts have severely hit the research work in the University of Kashmir.
“I am doing research on plant ecology and most of my work depends on high definition equipments which work on electricity. I collected plant samples twice from Gulmarg and kept it in freezer for further examination. For four days there was no electricity and with the result my samples became unusable,” said a research scholar.
Another research scholar in Kashmir University said due to frequent power cuts their research work is getting affected. “My equipment developed errors due to power cuts. With the result, it started displaying false readings”, he said.
An official in the Kashmir University said over Rs 25 crore have been sanctioned for 50 different projects in the department of biotechnology, clinical bio-chemistry, botany, zoology, nanotechnology, pharmacy, environmental science, physics, electronics and chemistry.
“The high definition equipment, which works in -80, -20, -120 temperature, are imported from abroad. Regular power cuts are affecting these equipments,” the official said.
Speaking to The Kashmir Monitor, Chief Engineer PDD, Qazi Hashmat said Kashmir University being a premier institute should install a backup power system to meet exigencies.
“PDD has proposed to provide dedicated power supply from 33 KV line. Once the university credits the amount, we will start work on installation of the line,” Qazi said.
Spokesperson of Kashmir University, Professor Shahid Rasool said the issue has not been brought into hid notice. “I will check with the department heads and resolve it as soon as possible,” he said.
Sources said Kashmir University had signed memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the PDD to provide 24*7 power supply. Sources said two kanals of land was also earmarked for establishing receiving station for uninterrupted power supply. Sources said Kashmir University is paying Rs 4.2 lakh as monthly electricity tariff to the PDD.