Srinagar, Apr 07: The J&K Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC) President and Congress Party Candidate for Anantnag Lok Sabha Parliamentary Constituency G.A. Mir has sought immediate revocation of ban on civilian traffic on Jammu Srinagar National Highway, describing the ban as undemocratic and anti-people.
Mir was addressing election rallies at Achabal in Shangus and Kokernag in Anantnag District today, he was accompanied by Senior Party leaders Peerzada Mohd. Sayeed, Gulzar Ahmad Wani, Bashir Ahmad Magrey and others.
While addressing the rallies G.A. Mir said that prohibition order imposed on civilian movement on Highway twice in a week has created restlessness among the people and the orders needs to be revoked forthwith to ensure people do not suffer. He said the prohibition orders in the not in the interest of people, besides it will badly affected the business community both in Jammu and Kashmir.
Referring to the upcoming parliamentary elections in the State, G.A. Mir emphasized the people to rise to the occasion to defeat communal and fascist by exercising their franchise in favour of the Congress party Candidate, for the fact, it is the Congress Party alone which can defeat the forces inimical to unity and harmony in the Country and State.My appeal to you is vote for Congress Party as we have served the people and will continue to serve them to the best of our ability, Mir told the gathering.
Lashing out at PDP ( Peoples Democratic Party) for mis-governance and misrule in the State, G.A. Mir accused it’s leadership over comprising on people trust saying that it was the same PDP which had assured the people to defeat the BJP by not allowing them to make inorder in Kashmir, but what happened after that was known to everybody. PDP aligned with the BJP for the sake of power, as a result, there was a resent among and anger among the people at large scale, resulting in the people of Kashmir valley lost trust in the democratic process.
Mir reminded the people of 2016 unrest during PDP BJP Rule in which thousands of people were wounded by pellets they were not even allowed to reach hospitals for their treatment, for which PDP is fully responsible. You need to understand that the upcoming elections provides you any opportunity to respond to the betrayal and backstabbing of PDP by ensuring their defeat, Mir told the gathering.
Congress Party is confident of defeating the false-hood of BJP PDP and will not allow them to play with the emotions of the people, G.A. Mir added and made a fervent appeal to people in all the three regions to ensure victory of Congress Party with a thumping majority.
Addressing the gather Former PCC President Peerzada Mohd.Syed that Congress Party has strengthened the unity, harmony and secular fabric in the country, never allowed anyone to harm the age old tradition of brotherhood, but the present dispensation at Centre led by PM Narinder Modi has vitiated the atmosphere in the entire country by dividing people on religious basis, which has to be defeated to maintain communal harmony.
Govt committed to revive pristine glory of water bodies: Div Com
SRINAGAR, SEPTEMBER 19: Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan, today said that government is committed to revive the pristine glory of water bodies in Kashmir valley.
The Divisional Commissioner said this while taking stock of revival measures for Wular Lake, Hokersar and Kreentchoo-Chandhara wet lands at a meeting here.
He directed WUCMA to conduct a survey with Wildlife and Revenue authorities in peripheral areas of the Wular Lake for identification of encroached spots.
For Hokersar and Kreentchoo-Chandhara wet lands, Deputy Commissioners of Srinagar, Budgam and Pulwama districts were directed to prepare a complete demarcation and encroachment report of the wetlands within 20 days.
It was said that concerned Deputy Commissioners will conduct an outer tour of the water bodies along with officers, Panchayats and Municipal Committees and propose a separate land fill site for dumping solid waste on scientific lines.
The Divisional Commissioner directed Deputy Commissioners to involve local Panchayats for safeguarding and conservation of water bodies.
Additional Commissioner Kashmir, Chief Wildlife Warden, Additional Deputy Commissioner Srinagar and other concerned officers were present in the meeting where as Deputy Commissioners of Bandipora, Budgam and Pulwama participated in the meeting through video conferencing.
Govt inaugurates 15 power projects in Jammu & Kashmir
Union Power Minister RK Singh and Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik have jointly inaugurated 15 power projects and laid the foundation stone for 20 others worth 10,000 crore rupees in the state. Addressing a function in Srinagar, Power Minister said, the government is working to ensure 24 hours electricity supply to all the citizens of the country, including in Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh. He said, the power supply in this winter will be much better than in the past.
Speaking on the occasion, Governor Satya Pal Malik said development works in Jammu and Kashmir will prompt People of Pakistan Occupied Kashmir to revolt against Islamabad and join India.
Meanwhile, Union Minister Jitendra Singh has said that the transition of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh to Union Territories will be smooth. He said, any arrangement or mechanism which evolves will be in the best interest of all the stakeholders. Dr Jitendra Singh was addressing the Annual Conference of Chief Secretaries and Principal Secretaries of all States in New Delhi yesterday.
How can PSA be slapped against Farooq Abdullah: Hasnain Masoodi
How can PSA or Public Safety Act be slapped against National Conference patron Farooq Abdullah who has been in public life for 50 years, someone who has been an MP, and a three time Chief Minister, asks National Conference MP Justice Hasnain Masoodi in an interview with IANS.
“Dr Abdullah has put forth the Kashmir case for India before the international fora. Can he be a risk to the public order and security of the state? Nobody will agree to this,” Justice Masoodi said.
Justice Hasnain Masoodi and his fellow National Conference MP Akbar Lone, who held a meeting with Dr Abdullah and his son Omar Abdullah last week said that Farooq Abdullah is not keeping good health, while Omar Abdullah is in good spirits.
“Dr Farooq Abdullah has some health issues. On August 3, there were some concerns about his health. His health may not be worse as compared to the first week of August, but he is not keeping good health. Omar Abdullah is in good spirits,” Justice Hasnain Masoodi said.
Justice Hasnain Masoodi said that the revocation of Article 370 is neither in favour of the state nor the country.
“The scrapping of this Article will widen the gulf between Kashmir and the rest of the country,” Masoodi said.
He said there has been no significant improvement in the situation in Kashmir since August 5, when the article was scrapped and this is drawing international attention.
“Things are the same in Kashmir, though some public transport is plying, mobile phone service continue to remain blocked. There is an information blockade. Landlines have been opened up, but because of the shift to the digital world, most people have disconnected their landlines,” Justice Masoodi said.