Srinagar, Apr 12: Justice Hasnain Masoodi, National Conference leader and Candidate for Anantnag Parliamentary Constituency, has decried shifting of political detunes to Haryana and other states as a gross violation of human rights.
While addressing public gatherings at various places in south Kashmir, Justice Masoodi has pointed out that a detenue is held without any charge and trial on mere suspicion and not only detention is repugnant to basic human rights and constitutional guarantees but shifting a detenue outside state hundreds of kilometres from ordinary residence is condemnable in strong words.
The spokesman said that he has reminded the authorities that in terms of authoritative pronouncements of Supreme Court, a detenu is to be lodged close to his place of residence so that his family and friends can visit him at regular intervals.
“Insisting that a detenu is not denuded of his all rights on his detention, it is stated that a detenu has right to receive his family and friends, to interact with them and that shifting a detenu outside State, practically deprives the detenu of this valuable right and amounts to visiting detenu with mental trauma adversely affecting psyche,” the spokesman quoted Justice Masoodi as having said.
The spokesman said Justice Masoodi has demanded the immediate return of each and every detenu including renowned religious scholars Dr Hameed Fayaz, Movlana Mushtaq Ahmad Veeri to State, revocation of unwarranted and unjustified detention orders slapped on them and their release so that they can perform their religious duties unhindered.
“The detention orders of religious leaders, it is stated, do not only violate the right to life and personal liberty but also offend right to profess and propagate religion, guaranteed under the constitution as also international humanitarian law,” the spokesman quoted Justice Masoodi as having said.
Advisor Skandan reviews functioning of JKSRTC
SRINAGAR, SEPTEMBER 11: Advisor to Governor K Skandan today convened a meeting to review the functioning of Jammu and Kashmir State Transport Corporation (JKSRTC).
The meeting was attended by Financial Commissioner Finance, Arun Kumar Mehta, Principal Secretary Transport Department, Asgar Hassan Samoon, Managing Director, JKSRTC, Bilal Ahmad Bhat and other concerned.
During the meeting, the Advisor directed the officials to take a fresh review of SRTC routes so that more buses are employed on hilly routes where overloading is reported.
The Advisor was informed that the corporation has rationally deployed vehicles in every Operational Division as per demand or convenience of the general public.
For Chenab Valley region, it was given out that in the districts of Doda, Kishtwar and Ramban, 32 vehicles are already in place and a new fleet of 33 vehicles are being inducted in Chenab Valley with the result all the left over routes of the area would be covered.
The Advisor hoped that with the measures taken, the rate of traffic related incidents would come down in the area besides upgrading mobility of the people.
He also asked the corporation to devise a plan to give wide publicity to Electric Buses so that general public would avail the facility. The meeting was also told that the time table issued for operation of the buses is being followed in letter and spirit.
The meeting also decided to put more charging stations in major districts of JK so that all the designated routes would be made operational.
The Advisor directed the JKSRTC to hold an internal audit of accounts at the earliest and conduct a board meeting so that remaining issues are sorted out. He also asked for status of installing, monitoring and tracking devices in SRTC buses for better financial discipline in the working of organisation.
The meeting also decided to have an efficient Fuel Management System to save the government exchequer.
The meeting was told that the corporation started regular night bus service with effect from August 5 from Srinagar to Jammu and vice versa for the convenience of the public.
Srinagar administration makes arrangements to facilitate registration for GATE exam
SRINAGAR, SEPTEMBER 11: The Srinagar administration has made arrangements to facilitate registration of aspirants for the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering or GATE 2020.
Three counters with operators have been set up at the Tourist Reception Centre Srinagar as part of the arrangement.
The administration has asked the aspirants to feel free to approach the centre and avail the facility.
Militant killed in Sopore gunfight
A militant was gunned down by security forces in the Sopore district of Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday, two days after police busted a module of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) in the valley.
The militant was gunned down following a brief shootout, said Jammu and Kashmir police.
“Sopore update: In a brief shootout one militant was killed in #Sopore. Further details shall follow,” tweeted Kashmir Zone Police.
According to sources, the militant belonged to LeT and was active in the valley.