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‘Partition-lynching’ remark: BJP demands Baig’s resignation from Lok Sabha

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Jammu, July 29:  The BJP’s Jammu and Kashmir unit Sunday demanded that PDP MP Muzaffar Hussain Baig resign from the Lok Sabha over his remarks that the country would face another partition if incidents of lynching were not checked.

“We demand that Baig resign for his controversial remark. If he does not do it, our party will approach the Lok Sabha Speaker to take cognizance of his statement and seek appropriate action against him,” the BJP’s J&K spokesperson, Sunil Sethi, said at press conference.

Sethi said Baig’s remark was “unacceptable” and that “the BJP is against any type of lynching be it in the name of cow slaughter or honour killing”.

 

Addressing a rally to mark the People’s Democratic Party’s 19th foundation day in Srinagar, Baig had said, “We want to appeal to Prime Minister Narendra Modi that killing of Muslims in the name of cow be stopped. One partition has already taken place in 1947, (but) more could take place if these continue.”

On former chief minister Mehbooba Mufti’s remark that her decision to ally with the BJP was like drinking a cup of poison, Sethi said the PDP chief “totally failed in ensuring law and order, which forced the BJP to pull out of the government. In reality, the BJP drank poison”.


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Reasons by GoI to suspend cross-LoC trade highly indefensible: Soz

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Srinagar, April 23: Alleging that Prime Minister Narendra Modi wanted to promote propaganda for 2019 Lok Sabha elections by trying to bring Pakistan, Kashmir and whatever suits his imagination, senior Congress leader and former union minister Prof Saifuddin Soz on Tuesday said reasons being given for stopping Cross-Line of Control (LoC) trade were highly untenable and indefensible.

“PM Modi wants to promote propaganda for Election 2019 and tries to bring in Pakistan, Kashmir and whatever suits his imagination”, Soz said in a statement here.

He alleged that since everything is happening at the behest of Prime Ministers Office (PMO), stopping the LOC trade between Srinagar and Muzaffarabad all of a sudden, is seen by the trading communities on both sides, as part of a “trickery” aimed at the Election-2019.

 
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Two electrocuted to death in Poonch

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Srinagar, April 23: A police constable and a civilian died due to short circuit of 33KV transformer at Chungan Chroon area of Mendhar in Poonch district on Tuesday early morning.

Reports said that a constable (Follower) in JK police identified as Faiz son of Mohd Sharif age 40 year and a civilian Mohd Shabir son of Ab Rahim age 38 year died on the spot after they came in touch with a live wire.

SDPO Mendhar Neeraj Padyar also confirmed to a news agency that two people including a cop and civilian was dead when they came in touch with live wire after there was a short circuit in a Transfer. Meanwhile, SHO Mendhar also rushed to the spot to assess the situation.

 
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World Book day celebrated at Sgr, Kup

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Srinagar, April 23: To commemorate the World Book Day, Department of Libraries and Research organized a day-long book exhibition at S.P.S. Library Srinagar.

The day is observed annually across the world to promote book reading culture.

Deputy Director Libraries and Research Shaheena Khan inaugurated the exhibition where collection of books including Quranic manuscripts, paintings, references and some rare books were put on display.

 

Meanwhile, similar function to showcase rare books was held at District Library Kupwara. People from all walks of life turned up at the book exhibition.

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