Srinagar, Oct 17: People’s Democratic Party on Wednesday castigated NC Vice President Omar Abdullah for his recent statement, saying that it was the national conference regime that pushed the state to the precipice of disaster.
In a statement issued here, PDP chief spokesman Rafi Ahmad Mir stated that the NC Vice President by issuing such nefarious and uncalled for statements is in actual striving hard to wangle his way into the corridors of power.
Mir, however, maintained that such unnatural and bizarre remarks of the NC leader will elicit no response from the people of the state as they have been witness to the tyrannical and corruptible rule unleashed upon the state by national conference.
Mir while addressing the party workers at South Kashmir’s Pahalgham reiterated that PDP’s stand has always been to get the state out of the squalid conditions and strengthen the institutes of dialogue and reconciliation with the most impeccable will and determination.
Mir said that it had been the cardinal principle of the PDP that militating against the youth could turn the state into an inferno and on the contrary, more Confidence Building Measures are needed to turn the otherwise restive state into a tranquil one.
He added that the party since inception has been pitching for the resolution of Kashmir issue and sustenance of peace and tranquility so that the people bearing the brunt of animosity between the two countries could heave a sigh of relief.
Mir remarked further that the hostile approach against the people of the state will prove more calamitous and has the tendency to alienate the youth further while making them disgruntled against the democratic institutions.
The PDP chief spokesman added that despite the medley of the internal troubles with the coalition, the PDP led government always stood at the forefront to ensure that state’s interests aren’t bartered against the petty power and this was the reason that the BJP was compelled to topple the government. “Otherwise, if PDP would have taken the diktats from the BJP , the party would have never been compelled to take away its support and pave way for the governor’s rule in the state. This is the highest form of evidence proving that the PDP stood for its people and refused to surrender its stand,” Mir said in his address.
Mir said that the remonstrance by the PDP against any injustice perpetuated against the people of the state is known to all and the guiding principle set by party’s founder Mufti Mohammad Sayeed will act as a torch bearer for the PDP’s future course of action as well.
“When was the time when PDP didn’t pitch for reconciliation and taking all parties on board including Pakistan for the resolution of Kashmir issue? It was the PDP founder who initiated a new era of peace in the state by opening Muzaffarabad road and by making Kashmir as a bridge for the thaw between the two countries,” said the PDP chief spokesman.
NC takes out march to protest custodial killing of teacher
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.
Custodial killing of teacher: Kashmir Inc hold joint protest at Jamia Masjid
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.
For hiring photographers, JKSSB wants Science not Mass Comm graduates
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.