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Srinagar, Apr 16: Lashing out at ruling dispensation for ignoring genuine issues concerning people living in far-flung areas, Senior Congress Leader and Former Minister Taj Mohi U Din described the Coalition as a complete failure on all counts, saying that people were the worst hit of misrule and mis-governance on the part of PDP BJP.
Addressing a largely attended gathering of party workers of Param Pilla Block in Uri Today, senior Congress leader expressed serious concern over the lack of development in the area and said the entire Uri and other far flung areas in the State have suffered immensely, as that, the process of development, started by the UPA I and UPA II has come to standstill.
He blamed the Govt for exploiting people on development, employment and other issues concerning them and said that PDP BJP ruling dispensation was running only paper horses, while as no improvement is visible on the ground, rather this Govt has added miseries to people in all the three regions.
Mention that the people are being forced to pay bribe for construction of toilets blocks under Swach Bharat Abhiyaan, Taj Mohi U Din said despite receiving bribe from the poor people, no toilet blocks were constructed for the reasons known to the Govt, but at the same time, he (Taj) also targeted the son of local MLA over exploiting people on this count, accusing him of playing politics on the unresolved issues concerning people, while as the MLA concerned is nowhere for a longtime, as a result, people of Uri continue to suffer
On this occasion, Senior Congress Leader while taking jib at ruling dispensation described the PDP BJP the two sides of same coin, who despite not being on the same page from the day are enjoying power to satisfy their lust.
He said PDP is trying to divert the attention of the people from its betrayal and backstabbing started a vicious campaign against the Congress Party aiming to hide its failures, but I want to tell PDP Leadership that they cannot escape the responsibilities of causing huge damages to the State.
Rejecting the remarks of some PDP Leaders about the Congress Party, Taj Mohi U Din advised PDP to go for self-introspection and do not shift the blame to others, as that, it was the PDP only which is responsible for the mistrust and bloodshed in the valley.
Adding that PDP BJP has crossed all limits of betrayal, as a result, people has lost faith in Democratic Institutions, but, he felt confident and assured that Congress Party will remain committed to strengthen these institutions in the State and won’t allow the unholy alliance of PDP BJP to damage these for the sake of remaining in power, he said. (KNS)


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Indo-Pak need to talk: NC

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Srinagar, May 20: Jammu and Kashmir national conference on Monday said that India and Pakistan need to sit across the table and share each other perspectives notwithstanding the intricateness of the issue that has been plaguing the bilateral ties between the two neighboring countries.

A delegation of German diplomats on Monday called on political advisor to party vice president Tanvir Sadiq. Interacting with the delegation Tanvir necessitated for dialogue between India and Pakistan.

While speaking with diplomats Bastian Weber, Second Secretary Political Affairs and Protocol and Sakshi Aroro from the German Embassy, National conference leader and political advisor to Omar Abdullah, Tanvir Sadiq ?reflected on the wide range of issues of issues pertaining to the state and the region in general.

 

While calling for a Comprehensive Dialogue Process (CDP) and Confidence Building Measures (CBMs) between the two countries Tanvir said, “We are hopeful that the new government in the country starts a process of dialogue with Pakistan. Both India and Pakistan should initiate CBMs in order to remove the cobwebs of mistrust. Many lives have been lost to the frenzy of conflict, now it is high time that both the countries seriously engage with each for the greater cause of peace and tranquility in the region.”

Emphasizing on the need of initialization of a peace process by addressing political issues of the state politically Tanvir said that National Conference had always been a votary of cordial Indo Pak relations. “It is the people of J&K, who directly come in-between the line of fire between the two nations. If the relation between the two countries becomes cordial it will noticeably bring relief to the people of our state. The people of our state are the straight beneficiaries of the good neighborly relations between New Delhi and Islamabad.”

Taking about the solution to the protracted issue of Kashmir Tanvir said, “Restoration of Autonomy to the state of J&K has been the bed rock of policy of J&K National Conference; the party will continue to work for the restoration of the autonomy to the state. It is the only solution that satiates the political and development demands of all the region of the state. We aren’t seeking anything new, we are asking for what has been guaranteed to us Constitution of India.”

While recalling the role of National Conference in political empowerment of the people of Jammu and Kashmir, Tanvir talked about the initiatives taken in strengthening democracy and forging the bonds of amity between various sections of the people right from 1953. He said our party envisioned a strong, prosperous and secular Jammu and Kashmir.

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Geelani pays tributes to May 21 martyrs

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Srinagar, May 20: All Parties Hurriyat Conference chairman, Syed Ali Geelani on Monday paid the rich tributes to the Shaheed-e-Hurriyat Khawaja Abdul Gani Lone and Mirwaiz Moulana Mohammad Farooq on their respective anniversaries.

Geelani in a statement issued here said that both the leaders played a glaring role for the ongoing movement for the right to self-determination.

Recalling his personal relationship with both the leaders, Hurriyat chairman said that he always treated them as younger brothers. They had immense leadership qualities and had dedicated their lives for the sacred cause of movement.

 

While memorizing their valuable contributions for the ongoing movement, he expressed his hope that their followers and fans shall lead their mission with zeal and zest and stand as a mountain against those who are hell-bent to exploit their sacrifices for their petty interests.

Terming Moulana Farooq as an Islamic scholar and great orator and Abdul Gani Lone a seasoned politician and a statesman Hurriyat chairman urged the people to observe a complete shutdown on May 21, 2019, and make “Eidgah Chaloo” programme a grand success to commemorate their martyrdom.

Hurriyat leader paid his tributes and reverence to all those martyrs who have sacrificed their honour, wealth and precious lives since 1931.

He also expressed his hope that the people of Kashmir shall remain vigilant to safeguard their exemplary sacrifices and shall not allow anybody sellout for petty political gains and shall rise to the occasion against oppressive and suppressive methods.

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Two injured in Baramulla road accident

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Srinagar, May 20: Two persons were injured on Monday after vehicle met with an accident on Uri Nambla road near Syedpora village of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district.

Officials said that a chassis Eeco vehicle skidded off from the road and fell into a river near Syedpora village resulting injuries to two persons.

They identified the injured as Mansoor Ahmad a resident of Niloosa Bijhama and Mansoor Ahmad a resident of Balkote.

 

They said both the injured were shifted to SDH Uri for treatment.

Police have taken cognizance of the case, they added.

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