Srinagar, Sep 23: ADGP armed, Jammu and Kashmir, Arun Kumar Choudhary visited North Kashmir’s Kupwara and Baramulla district where he interacted with policemen at armed headquarter in both the districts.
The ADGP first visited Armed Police Complex at Wayun Kupwara where he was received by the Sr. Superintendent of Police and Commandant IRP 4th Battalion Abrar Chowdhary along with the other officers of the unit.
The ADGP took salute at the quarter guard and thereafter inspected the various branches of the unit besides he also inspected the residential areas and estates at the headquarter.
After inspection, the ADG chaired Darbar of the Jawans and officers and heard their highlighted grievances patiently.
While addressing the Darbar, Choudhary said that safety and security of the police men is a prime concern for which they are required to remain extra alert while performing duties of different nature.
He said while performing various law and order duties there is a need to remain extra cautious and careful and follow the standard operating procedures (SOPs) properly so that least inconvenience is caused to the general public.
Referring to the welfare measure for police personnel, ADGP said that many welfare schemes are already in place for the welfare of the policemen and many of them are in the pipeline so as to ensure maximum benefits are provided to our policemen. He assured the darbar that the issues highlighted by them will be looked into on priority.
After darbar the ADGP Choudhary chaired a meeting of all officers including Company Commanders and issued directions regarding the present security dimensions and measures required to be taken. He advised them to strike a balance between enforcing the discipline and ensuring the welfare of the officials.
The Commanding Officer IRP 4th Battalion Abrar Chowdhary presented the vote of thanks. The ADGP also interacted with the Deputy Commissioner Kupwara Khalid Jehangir, SP Kupwara Shriram Ambarkar, CO CRPF 98 Battalion and other officers.
The ADGP later visited the headquarters of IRP 13th Battalion where he chaired a meeting of officers of the unit and interacted with the cops. During meeting he issued detailed instructions to the policemen with respect to the routine duties and the duties view of the forthcoming local bodies and panchayat elections. He asked the personnel to maintain the highest standards of discipline and training.
Delhi obsessed with Kashmiri Pandits, silent about Kashmir massacres: Rasheed
Srinagar, Jan 21: Paying rich tributes to the “martyrs” of Gawkadal massacre on their 28th anniversary, AIP President Er Rasheed said that Delhi and its institutions have failed to kill, humiliate and deny justice to Kashmiris has become the permanent interpretation of “nationalism and patriotism”.
In a statement issued here, Rasheed said that national media, politicians and a section of “pseudo-intellectuals with a communal mindset” have been often calling few unfortunate killings of Kashmiri Pandits at the hands of unknown persons as “genocide” but don’t speak even a word on Gawkadal massacre and other worst massacres which took place in every area of Kashmir at the hands of men in uniform.
The huge sacrifices offered by Kashmiris deserve a response within India and at the international level. The state has used its institutions and huge propaganda machinery to mislead the world community and create confusions about what Kashmiris stand for. The Gawkadal massacre reminds Delhi and the world community that after 29 years, the will, commitment and desire to get Jammu & Kashmir dispute resolved in accordance with UN resolutions have not only deepened but India is finding it difficult day by day to prove its narrative, Rasheed said.
Rasheed added that Kashmiris are not worried about the behaviour of New Delhi and are mature enough to understand that the colonial mind. However, the truth lies on the side of Kashmiris and they cannot compromise on their stand or surrender before the New Delhi.
NHM employees stage protest, demand regularisation
Srinagar, Jan 21: Employees of National Health Mission (NHM) on Monday staged a protest rally in Bandipora district of north Kashmir, demanding regularisation of their services.
Scores of the employees while shouting anti-governmental slogans held a protest rally from Hospital to mini secretariat Bandipora where they provided a memorandum to the Deputy Commissioner.
The protesting employees said that most of employees working in the department have passed half of the age but were not regularised till date. “Govt must take any action to regularise us now,” one of the protesting employee said.
According to the protesting employees, the government had promised them social security benefits but till date, there were no initiatives taken by the government in this regard.
The protesting employees said that government is violating the guidelines of Supreme Court by not paying the equal pay for equal work, adding that people with the same profession in Delhi and Haryana are being benefited fully but their counterparts in valley are not.
The protesters threatened of more protests if their demands are not fulfilled.
Anantnag’s Kothar residents protest to demand degree college
Srinagar, Jan 21: Scores of residents from Nowgam Kothar village of south Kashmir’s Anantnag district on Monday staged a protest to express their dismay over government’s indifference and demanded for the establishment of Women’s Degree College in the area.
The residents including the senior citizens of the area assembled here at press enclave in Srinagar and raised slogans in favour of their demand.
Protesters carrying placards read “we want Degree College” and “we want Justice”.
The proposed college was first promised to the Shangus constituency but was later given to Chattisinghpora.
We were sure that the government would announce the college for their area said the protestors.
“In September 2018, when governor administration announced 40 colleges, we started the process. We completed all the formalities and were sure that college would be allotted,” said a protestor Mushtaq Ahamd.
“Our girls are forced to seek admission far from the home, either in colleges at Anantnag or in Srinagar. It is very hectic for them to travel long distances to reach to their colleges. It is not only expensive, but time consuming as well,” another protestor Bashir Ahmad said.
The protestors said that they would launch a full-fledged agitation to ensure that the government sanctions college in their favour.
“We would hit streets regularly to lodge our protest. We urge authorities to allot the college at an earliest or else be prepared for the consequences,” warned Bashir Mir.
“Any law and order problem arising out of our protests would directly be the responsibility of the government if it does not address our genuine concern immediately,” Mir added.
“We did everything that was required as far as official formalities are concerned. We met Advisor to the Governor, Khurshid Ganie. Later on we even sent the documents to the governor. We fail to understand as to why the authorities have not allotted the college. All the assurances provided to us proved futile,” the protesting residents said.
The Nowgam Kothar area comprises of 1041 households with no degree college. As per the locals, the said area has all the feasibilities required for the establishment of a college including land. “The college was not still allotted to us rather was given to a less feasible area,” the aggrieved protesters said.
Protestors appealed Governor Satya Pal Malik to look into the matter and fulfil their demand at an earliest.