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Srinagar, Feb 12: Peoples Democratic Party senior leader Mohammad Sartaj Madni on Tuesday has reiterated that the Divisional status to Pir Panchal and Chenab Valley call of the hour and the demands of these regions if ignored can sow seeds of discord for future.

In a statement issued here, Madni accused the Governor administration of functioning without taking public sentiment into consideration or assessment of requirements on ground. According to him, such a way of functioning is causing tensions and sowing seeds of discord for future in the already sensitive state having a very peculiar socio political architecture.

Madni said while it is a welcome step that Ladakh has been declared a s division, it is at the same time unfortunate that the Governor administration has ignored the development deficit in Pir Panchal andi in Chenab Valley. Madni said that by ignoring these regions , the administration is creating new fault lines in the state which is already riven with problems.

 

Madni said that it was during the tenure of PDP that equal representation to all the regions of the state was accorded without any partiality and bias. “It was during the tenure of the PDP that highest number of universities in the state were created. Five new universities were created in the state with numerous satellite campuses including in Leh and Kargil. It was the government led by the PDP that initiated the representation of the entire region of Ladakh and empowered both districts to Hill Development councils. First time cabinet representation during Mufti Mohammad Sayeed’s regime to both the districts was accorded so that there is no tension within the region. By virtue of such a measure, both the districts of the region were making impressive strides in development,” said Madni.

The PDP leader added that however, the short sighted decisions being taken by the Governor administration at present by going against the public sentiment or the actual requirements is causing tensions and same can sow seeds of discord for future.


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KCSDS alleges delimitation Sangh Parivar’s agenda

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Srinagar, June 14: Prominent civil society group, Kashmir Center for Social and Development Studies (KCSDS) on Thursday alleged that “delimitation of assembly constituencies was the new agenda floated by Sangh Parivar and its drooling blind followers.”
In a statement issued here, KCSDS spokesperson warned government against any such misadventure as it is goaded on to act by them against all principles of justice in a democracy.
“Aggressive TV debates, columns, opinions and views have started appearing in print and social media providing the new government in effect to turn the numerical majority into a political minority in Jammu and Kashmir,” a statement issue here said.
“Imaginary grounds, bizarre justifications, outlandish claims are peddled to transplant brute majoritarianism in Kashmir to further politically disempower the Muslim majority.” “And yet the government intriguingly comes up with the allegation that it is Kashmiri political parties who are raking up the issue to deceive people.”
The KCSDS spokesperson said that the “delimitation of Jammu and Kashmir Assembly seats will end the partisanship that favors Kashmir. “We want to tell this Government that every day new narratives are manufactured in New Delhi through TV debates and social and print media to dislodge, disempower and denigrate Kashmiris to obfuscate their struggle for their rights,” KCSDS spokesperson said, adding “We are not fond of manufacturing false narratives. We have truth on our side for which we are struggling. We are compelled to respond to the falsehoods being perpetrated every day. We want to live in just peace which could dawn only by restoring people’s rights and not by snatching then under one pretext or the other.”

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World Blood Donor Day: Dulloo inaugurates mega blood donation camp at Srinagar

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Srinagar, June 14: To commemorate the ‘World Blood Donor Day’, Financial Commissioner, Health & Medical Education Department Atal Dulloo inaugurated a mega blood donation camp here F riday.
The camp was organized by Jammu and Kashmir State AIDS Control Society at Government Medical College, Srinagar in collaboration with the Department of Transfusion Medicine, GMC, Srinagar.
The event was aimed to raise awareness of safe blood and blood products, and to thank blood donors for their voluntary, life-saving gifts of blood.
While appreciating the organizers of the camp, Dulloo said that such initiatives help in saving thousands of lives when several people suffer due to lack of availability of blood.
He also appealed the youth to generously donate blood for saving the precious lives.
During the camp, students from Medical College, Islamia College and Amar Singh College Srinagar also donated the blood.
Pertinently, Jammu and Kashmir State AIDS Control Society is celebrating the Day as a month-long activity during which seminars, symposiums, poster competitions will be held across all the educational institutions to create awareness among the masses regarding voluntary blood donation.

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PGRP program concludes

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Srinagar, June 14:- 23rd Postgraduate Research Presentation (PGRP) programme, which was inaugurated by the Governor Satya Pal Malik on 12th June, concluded on Friday at SKIMS auditorium.
During the event outgoing, Post-doctoral, Doctoral and Postgraduate students of SKIMS Soura, SKIMS Medical College Bemina, GMC Srinagar presented research papers on varied topics. 114 research papers were presented this year and the best research papers from Medicine and allied, Surgery and allied were awarded.
On the occasion Ex-Medical Superintended SKIMS & Dean Dr. G J Qadri was present as Chief Guest.
Director SKIMS, Dr. Omar Javed Shah appreciated presence of G J Qadri and recalled his contributions to SKIMS. Dr. O.J Shah urged young doctors to strive for honesty and be dedicated to profession.
Dr. G J Qadri in his address said that PGRPP is a platform for young doctors to present their research work, which is essential to find better ways of treatment. Every medical institute should have three focus areas which include patient care, teaching and research, he added.

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