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Slain Sikh woman’s family protests for justice

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Srinagar, July 4: The family of a Sikh lady who according to the family was killed by her in-laws in Mehjoor Nagar area of Srinagar, staged a protest demonstration at press colony Srinagar on Wednesday demanding punishment for the culprits.
The family and relatives of Prabjoot during a protest at press colony Srinagar.
The family and relatives of the slain Sikh women assembled at press colony holding banner and placards which read “we want Justice”, “Punish the culprits”, “Justice for Pooja”, demanded justice for the slain woman.
Prabjoot, a mother of one child was married before six years, was found hanged at her room in Mehjoor Nagar on Thursday. later the family claimed that she was killed by her in-laws.
“We want to know the truth about what actually happened that day,” said one of the protesting relative.
Another relative claimed that ” the inlaws of Prabjoot used to beat and harass her on daily basis, as they wanted the dowry from her.”
The family also claimed that no initiative has been taken by the police yet, however, the family has appealed to the Governor and other concerned authorities to intervene in the matter. so that justice could be brought to the slain lady.
Meanwhile, an official from the concerned police station said that the case under registration number 174, crpc, has been registered and further investigations have been taken up.
“We are investigating the cause of the death, and the medical report of the deceased lady is still pending.


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Congress’ participation won’t harm us: PDP, NC

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Srinagar, Sep 19: The mainstream regional parties who announced to boycott the upcoming Municipal and Panchayat polls in the state, Wednesday said that the participation of Congress in the elections won’t harm their party at the gross root level.

Talking to Kashmir News Service, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chief spokesperson Rafi Ahmad Mir said that their party has thoughtfully decided to stay away from the polls. “Participation of other parties in the polls was also taken into the consideration while the decision to boycott the polls was taken by the party,” he said.

He said that the decision to stay away from the polls was aimed to respect the sentiments of people, therefore “the participation of Congress and BJP in the polls won’t harm PDP at the gross root level at all.”

National Conference (NC) General Secretary and MLA Khanyar, Ali Muhammad Sagar while talking reacting to Congress’s participation in the polls said that congress has its own interests and it has to keep national interests into the consideration as well.

Sagar said that NC has decided to stay away from the [polls over the issue of Article 35-A, currently sub judice, saying that the party won’t go against the aspirations of people and it will always respect the sentiments of people.

“NC has nothing to do with other parties but the party is staying away from the polls to secure the rights and special status of people living in the state,” he said, adding that the people are best judges to decide anything for them.

Earlier in a day, the State Congress had said that it has decided to participate in the upcoming Panchayat and Municipal elections in the state, saying that the decision was taken to keep the communal forces away.

Addressing a presser, JKPCC Chief G A Mir had told reporters that the party has decided not to stay away from the upcoming elections to keep the ground open for the ‘communal forces’ but “we will fight with the full might.”

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Mirwaiz condemns restrictions on Muharram processions

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Srinagar, Sep 19: Chairman Hurriyat (M) Mirwaiz Umar Farooq Wednesday condemned the restrictions that were imposed in various areas of Srinagar to prevent Muharram.

Taking to social networking site Twitter, Mirwaiz wrote, “Srinagar held hostage by rulers to disallow Muharram procession! Curbs and restrictions on peoples movement everywhere. Roads and alleys leading to hospitals especially SMHS also blocked ..sick being made to suffer! Harassment of people keeps getting worse by the day.”

Earlier authorities impose restrictions in the areas falling under the jurisdiction of Shaheed Gunj, Batamaloo, Shergari, Kothibagh, Ram Munshi Bagh, Maisuma, and Kral Khud police stations.

Later, Hurriyat (M) spokesman too denounced the imposition of curbs in the city centre Lal Chowk and majority of parts Srinagar to foil Muharram processions and use of force on mourners besides blocking all routes even those leading to hospitals terming it as the direct inference in the religious affairs.

The Hurriyat (M) strongly condemned the use of force on mourners, thrashing and detaining them as ultimate highhandedness by the authorities.

The Hurriyat (M) strongly condemned the continuous arrest of a Kashmiri nursing student Muhammad Iqbal who was arrested at Khabar Kotli Jammu stating that his family is not being provided information about their son which has added to their worry.

The Hurriyat also expressed deep shock and grief over the mysterious murder of a minor boy of Basarbugh, Ganderbal whose body was found in an orchard and demanded that those behind this gruesome killing must be given an exemplary punishment.

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Vyas for promoting SSI sector in JK

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Srinagar, Sep 19: Advisor to Governor B B Vyas today directed for framing a comprehensive mechanism to effectively promote small-scale industrial sector in the state so that the aspiring entrepreneurs are provided with the necessary support.

The Advisor was speaking at the twin Board of Directors Meetings of Jammu and Kashmir State Industrial Development Corporation (SIDCO) and Jammu and Kashmir Small Scale Industries Development Corporation Ltd (SICOP) here today.

Principal Secretary, Industries and Commerce, Shailendra Kumar, Directors of Industries, Jammu/Kashmir, MDs of the Corporations, representatives of Chambers of Commerce and other senior officers were present.

While directing the officers to ensure that the small scales industries sector in the state gets the requisite support by way of various government initiatives, the Advisor said they should also be proactive to the demands and suggestions given by the aspiring entrepreneurs and the startups.

The Advisor directed the MD SIDCO to prepare the list of sick units on monthly basis so that an effective inventory can be put in place about the status of these units so that necessary measures can be undertaken for their revival. He said the requisite check list should also be maintained in this regard.

The Advisor also directed for studying the models of other states viz-a-viz the promotion of small-scale industrial sector so that they can be effectively promoted and other necessary measures undertaken for their sustainment besides catalyzing the entrepreneur aspirations.

Vyas also directed the Corporations for coming up with a prospective vision besides an effective strategy so that they become more vibrant and effective in tune with the modern trends and mechanisms.

He also directed for undertaking staff profiling so that the human resource of the corporations can be effectively utilized in tune with the upcoming market trends and new technological interventions.

 

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