Srinagar, July 4: A couple of photographs have gone viral showing some Amarnath pilgrims urinating in Liddar nallah of tourist resort Pahalgam of Kashmir Valley.
Locals have been expressing resentment and appealing concerned authorities to check this practice and initiate strict action against those who pollute water bodies.
Earlier a couple of photographs had also gone viral in which a couple of non-locals were seen urinating on the banks of Dal Lake. Even a video has gone viral on social networking sites facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp in which a local can be seen advising some non-locals not to urinate in open in green belt area of Srinagar city.
Senior Journalist, Yousuf Jameel on his Facebook wall posted, “The pictures showing a horde of Amarnath Pilgrims peeing on the banks of Dal Lake reveal the truth about the outreach of the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan. You need to change your mind set to change your behavior.”
A group of people from Pahalgam told CNS that the non-local pilgrims are always welcome in Valley, but they should not take undue advantage of Kashmir hospitality. “It is disgusting to see these non-local Yatris urinating in Liddar nallah of Pahalgam. If you will visit in Pahalgam you will see heaps of polythene bags thrown in open by these people. It is high time, concerned authorities particularly Shri Amarnath Shrine Board management make aware these Yatris about the implications of their actions,” they said.
The locals said that these Yatris who enjoy every kind of facility in Kashmir Valley have become habitual of polluting water bodies. “Please understand, we are not talking about religion but the mindset of some Yatris. Please, understand, these Yatris are welcome but they should take care of our fragile environment,” said a Nazir Ahmed adding that proper health and hygiene training should be given to the pilgrims to keep environment neat and clean.
NC women’s wing protest against pesky power supply
Srinagar, Nov 19: National Conference Women’s Wing on Monday took out a protest march from party headquarters Nawa-e-Subah against the pesky power supply and inconsistent water deliverance across the valley.
JKNC Women’s Wing President and MLA Habba Kadal Shameema Firdous who lead the demonstration criticized the governor administration for not rising up to the occasion to mitigate the day to day woes of the people. “The winter has just set in and areas in the city are witnessing massive power outages.
If this is the situation of power supply in the city, the situation in far flung areas can only be gauged,” she said.
Shameema said that the common populace especially the student fraternity are at the receiving end of all this. “The incumbent government, it seems has left citizenry to fend for themselves. They should have upgraded the transmission to meet the ever increasing demands of the people,” she said.
She said the PDP-BJP government didn’t do anything in augmenting the basic infrastructure viz-a-viz power distribution. “A government is supposed to foresee the increasing demands of the people, but to our consternation the former PDP-BJP government was busy blinding and bruising people,” she said.
“No big power project or water supply scheme was commissioned in the state under the former PDP-BJP regime. The state, especially the valley of Kashmir is reeling under somber darkness since government offices moved to Jammu,” she said.
She said National Conference being a people’s representative cannot shut its eyes and ears to the mounting woes of people. “Today we were obligated to take out a demonstration to stir the slumber ridden administration. The erratic power supply, the inconsistent water supplies have aggravated the people up to glottis,” she said.
She said that National Conference is live to the issues of people and that its leadership is raising the issues of people at every forum. “People still remember how fast the administration maneuvered during the Omar Abdullah led government,” she said.
CB registers case against fraudsters for providing fake appointment letter, visa
SRINAGAR, NOV19: Crime Branch Kashmir has registered a case against a fraudster and his associate for duping a candidate in Srinagar by providing him a fake Canadian appointment letter, visa and other documents in lieu of money.
According to the details, Crime Branch Kashmir had received an application from Naseer Ahmed Qazi R/O RathporaEidgah Srinagar, stating therein that one Fayaz Ahmed Dar and Chandan Singh Rajput R/O Chandan Villa, New Shimla, Phase 3, Near BSC Sector-3, Plot NO.45 who projected themselves as job providers in abroad to the aspirants and induced the applicant to pay an amount of Rs. 6.0 lacs for providing him a job in Canada.
They provided a Job letter and other related documents which on verification turned to be fake and forged, thereby deceived the applicant and grabbed his hard-earned money.
Subsequently, a preliminary enquiry in to the matter was initiated at Crime Branch Kashmir, which revealed that the suspect Fayaz Ahmed Dar assured the applicant that he will arrange a Job for him in Canada. The applicant was induced to pay an amount of Rs. 25000 as processing fee which he deposited in Account maintained and operated in the name of Chandan Singh Rajput R/O Chandan Villa, New Shimla, Phase 3, Near BSC Sector-3 at SBI Branch Shimla (HP). After that the applicant deposited Rs 50,000, 25000 and 20,000 in the account Number maintained and operated in the name of Fayaz Ahmed Dar in J&K Bank Branch Narbal Budgam, and later the complainant again deposited Rs 2.0 lacs, 3.5 lacs, and Rs. 20,000 in A/C NO. 2016796291 of suspect Chandan Singh. The applicant was provided visa, Identity Card, employment agreement through mail and courier. The Visa document provided to the complainant was verified from Canadian Embassy, but it was reported that the said Visa is not genuine. The accused thereby cheated the applicant and grabbed his hard-earned money in a fraudulent and dishonest manner.
Aligarh Muslim University shows map of India without J&K
Aligarh, Nov 19: At the campus of Aligarh Muslim University, a map of India minus the state of Jammu and Kashmir was displayed on a banner. The incident sparked off a controversy, with the university defending the drawing of the erroneous map as a mistake committed inadvertently by the drama society for an anti-partition drama which was supposed to take place at the university.
“The poster was made by the drama society for an anti-partition drama. As soon as the teacher-in-charge got the information, the university took action. We pulled down the posters and postponed the drama,” AMU PRO Shafey Kidwai said.
The university further said that the banners have nothing to do with the politics of the country. However, the banners have been pulled down ever since the controversy erupted. As per reports, the skewed maps were also put up on the main gate of the university.
The posters were also doing rounds in the entire university campus. As per reports, the map of India in the poster included parts of Pakistan while the region of Jammu and Kashmir was also depicted wrongly. The PRO of AMU claimed that the drama which was supposed to take place was based on Asghar Wajahat’s ‘Jis Lahore Nai Dekhya… O Jamya Nai’.
The play was written in 1989 and the drama is about the brutal Partition of India that created Pakistan. It is purportedly against communalism. The drama was to be staged at the university. The posters were prepared by the society and when the teacher was informed of the error in the posters, they were taken down,” AMU PRO added.
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