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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.


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Stopping of trucks on Sgr-Jmu highway: Mutton, fruit, vegetable dealers suffer huge losses

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Srinagar, Apr 23: The mutton, vegetable and fruit dealers Tuesday claimed that they have suffered losses worth crores due to routine stopping of vehicles carrying these items by the traffic police on Srinagar- Jammu national highway.

The dealers said that trucks carrying livestock and other items are being stopped at various junctions on highway without any reason.

As per the dealers, the practice is prevalent from a long time, resulting in the escalation in the prices of essential commodities including mutton, vegetables and fruits.

 

General Secretary, All Kashmir Mutton Dealers Association (AKMDA), Kashmir, Mehraj-ud-din Ganie said that for the last three months, the truckers ferrying livestock to the valley are facing difficulties while travelling on Jammu-Srinagar national highway.

“For the last almost one week, 150-200 trucks have been stopped at Udhampur’s Jakhani area, resulting in loss to the tune of Rs 1 crore daily to the mutton industry, “he said.

Ganie added that “we have nothing to sell as our stocks are over.”

“We have taken advance from the customers, who require mutton for marriage purpose. We were not able to give consignments to them. If stock didn’t reach at an earliest, we won’t be able to provide consignments for next two days as well, “he said.

President, Jammu and Kashmir Goods Transport Companies Association (JKGTCA), Mohammad Sidiq Ronga admitted that truckers are being stopped for no reason.

“Attempts are being made to shatter our economy. The traffic police are stopping our trucks everyday. Usually trucks carrying goods reach Kashmir from Delhi in 24 hours but now it takes three to four days,”he said.

Inspector General of Police (IGP), Traffic, J&K, Alok Kumar said that “landslides at Manki Morh have been causing disruption in the traffic movement.”

“Earlier, we allowed traffic to move towards Kashmir but it resulted in congestion .Once congestion is over, we would allow them to proceed, “he said.

Meanwhile, traders at Fruit Mandi Parimpora are planning to go indefinite strike from Monday 29.

The Mandi comprises more than 300 shops and around 3000 people are directly associated with it for earning their livelihood.

President, New Kashmir fruit Association Parimpora Bashir Ahmad said that they have called an indefinite strike from Monday 29. “Every day our fruit and vegetables- laden vehicles are stopped unnecessarily in Udhampur by police. Fruits have short life and get destroyed due to stopping of our vehicles on highway. We understand that Losses are inflicted deliberately, the president claimed.

He said that though they raised the issue many times with the top authorities but no heed has been paid in this regard. “Now we have decided to shut our business till our problem won’t be resolved,”

He said that they are not satisfied with the assurances given by the government and therefore they have decided to go for strike.

He claimed that due to unnecessary stopping of vehicles, the traders at fruit mandi are losing crores every month. “Deliberately our trucks are being stopped in the Udhampur region. We have seen that when a truck offers money to the police, only then they allow them to move towards Kashmir,” Bashir Ahmad claimed.

He further alleged that even on Sunday when traffic was not allowed on highway, they received several vegetable and fruit- laden trucks from Jammu, and “they told us that they paid money to the police who later allowed them to move”.

Sources said that supply of vegetables and fruits could be hit, triggering a price rise, if the strike begins and continues.

The supply of vegetables, fruits such as onions, Potato, Mangoes, oranges, Grapes, chillies, cauliflower, cabbage and tomatoes is largely dependent on this mandi.

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ECI’s assurances over fool-proof security have fallen flat: Mir

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Srinagar April 23: Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC) President and party candidate from Anantnag parliamentary constituency, G A Mir Tuesday conveyed his gratitude to voters for participating in polling in Anantnag and hoped that the people of other districts will follow suit with great enthusiasm.

In a statement issued Mir also expressed serious concern over the lack of security arrangements in Anantnag, saying that the fool-proof security as was assured by the ECI were not visible on the ground, describing it as a lack of concern on the part of ECI.

Mir has expressed gratitude to voters for participating in polling in Anantnag, saying that he was pleased to observe that the day has passed incident free, which was matter of enormous pleasure for Congress party.

 

Taking a jibe at ECI for lack of security arrangements in the district during polling, Mir said the required security arrangements were not seen on the ground in the Anantnag. The assurances of ECI with regard to fool-proof security arrangements have fallen flat, which was a matter of serious concern and should not be repeated in coming phases in South Kashmir, he said.

Mir urged upon the ECI to look into the security aspect of south Kashmir and ensure that fool-proof security arrangements are put in place to ensure free, fair and incident free elections, he added.

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Geelani’s son questioned by NIA in funding case

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New Delhi, Apr 23: Nayeem Geelani, son of Syed Ali Shah Geelani, appeared before the National Investigation Agency for questioning in connection with a case related to funding of groups and separatist organisations in Jammu and Kashmir, officials said here.

Nayeem Geelani, who had been evading questioning by the NIA for long, appeared on Monday and a detailed questioning took place on Tuesday.

Geelani’s questioning comes days after the NIA quizzed moderate Hurriyat Conference chief Mirwaiz Umer Farooq in connection with the same case. The NIA probe seeks to identify the chain of players behind the financing of militant activities, stone pelting on security forces, burning down of schools and damaging of government establishments.

 

The case names Hafiz Saeed, the Pakistan-based chief of Jamaat-ud-Dawah (JuD), the front for the banned Lashker-e-Taiba, as an accused. It also names organisations such as the Hurriyat Conference factions led by Syed Ali Shah Geelani and the Mirwaiz, the Hizbul Mujahideen and the Dukhtaran-e-Millat.

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