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South Kashmir areas reeling under darkness; most roads yet to be cleared of snow: NC

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Srinagar, Jan 06: Jammu and Kashmir National Conference on Sunday expressed dismay over the sluggish approach of administration in mitigating problems of people arising from recent snowfall.

Former Minister and State Secretary Sakina Itoo while expressing disappointment over the slothful approach of the administration in dealing with the problems arising after recent snowfall said, “People’s expectations of what administration should be doing after snowfall have been met with disappointment. Many interior roads in South Kashmir areas are yet to be cleared of snow. Many localities are still reeling under darkness. The snowfall has again caught the administration napping,” she said adding that the field staff is invisible on ground. “The unavailability of doctors in health centers is also adding to the plethora of miseries that people are facing.”

Sakina said that many interior roads and low lying areas continue to remain inundated in various hamlets of south Kashmir Including Noorabad. “I have been receiving complaints about shortage of ration in various hamlets of south Kashmir particularly Noorabad. The administration should have maintained sufficient stocks in south Kashmir areas besides having a contingency plan into the operational functioning of district administration to meet such exigencies arising after snowfall,” she said.

 

She said that the incumbent governor administration didn’t rise up to the expectations of people in ensuring all basic and effective amenities. “Never in history have the people of Kashmir faced such troubles as they have been facing since the BJP-PDP government took over the reins of state. The governor administration proved equally indolent and unconcerned to the problems of people,” she said.

She maintained that people can no longer withstand the ineptitude and disorderly disposition of administration that seemingly has become a norm now. “People want a responsible, democratically elected government, which will hold administration accountable,” she said.

Essential services restored within hours in Noorabad: SDM

Kulgam, Jan 06: Sub District Magistrate Noorabad today said that the essential services disrupted at some places due to the snowfall across sub-district D H Pora were restored within hours as the administration worked round the clock.
Giving details about the restoration of essential services SDM said that snow clearance on all main and link roads was completed in the area and roads were through in the morning of January 5.
Electricity, water supply was restored at an earliest in all villages of Noorabad and buffer stock of essential commodities, like rice, atta, and LPG is available in the area and there is no shortage of essential commodities in Noorabad he added.
While giving details of the snow clearance of roads AEE mechanical subdivision D. H. Pora said that P1 roads of the area were cleared before 6 am which includes D. H. Pora Kulgam road main road, Aharbal Kulgam road, Batpora to Tsimer road D. H. Pora to nandimarg road and all other P2 roads were also cleared before 10 am on 5 January and 5 snow-clearing machines were pressed on job of snow clearance in the area and a smooth movement of traffic was seen throughout the day.
SDM also rebutted the news report posted by a local online news portal and said that a baseless report has been posted by the portal which is far from ground reality he added.
He also urged the people of the area to contact him whenever they have any problem in their area and assured that swift action will be initiated to mitigate the issues of the people and at earliest.


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Release Kashmiri political prisoners on or after oath ceremony: JKDFP to GoI

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Srinagar, May 25: Jammu Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (JKDFP) has stressed upon the government of India (GoI) to release all Kashmiri political prisoners as a good will gesture on or after taking oath of office for the next inning.
Party Spokesperson has said in a statement that Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has become very powerful after sweeping the recently held elections so he must now concentrate on becoming an international figure by resolving the political disputes like Kashmir. If Modi resolves Kashmir dispute he is sure to become a strong contender for the Nobel Peace Prize.
“The Kashmir dispute which is continuously consuming human lives has become a nuclear flashpoint between India and Pakistan, the two neighbouring countries, which have a very bright and larger role to play for the stability and peace of the South Asian region. So, both New Delhi and Islamabad must get the Kashmir issue resolved to make way for a larger role on international level,” Spokesperson said.
He said “the fresh dispensation at New Delhi, as a matter of beginning should announce releasing of all Kashmiri political prisoners as a good will gesture to build a confidence and create a situation which can lead to a resolution process. Since both India and Pakistan have numerous issues to address at their domestic levels so, it is high time for both to get engaged as mature democracies so as to find a final resolution of the long pending Kashmir dispute and end the sufferings of Kashmiri people who are suffering a lot since decades together for demanding for their internationally acknowledged political rights.”

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No one can stop AIP now: Rasheed

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Srinagar, May 23: Awami Itihaad Party (AIP) President and Party’s candidate for Baramulla Parliamentary constituency Er Rasheed has said that results are much encouraging for AIP and no one on earth can stop the party from becoming alternative to NC, PDP and other regional parties.

In a statement issued today, Rasheed said that the spirit of democracy needs to be respected and all those who have won the elections deserve congratulations. However, AIP has proved all political analysis wrong and has shown excellent performance by improving its performance beyond imagination. Those who used to accuse AIP of dividing votes should realize that party was not there to divide votes but to give a befitting fight despite all compulsions and the results have proved all those forces wrong who claimed to be lone warriors of Kashmiris.

Rasheed while thanking AIP cadres said that party is thankful to every single voter and party colleagues who voted and worked for an ideology and have laid a strong foundation stone for the future. AIP promises to follow its pro-people agenda with consistency and sincerity. One should not forget that AIP decided at the eleventh hour to contest the elections and without a proper cadre the party volunteers succeeded in sending a deep message to the masses that AIP has the potential to replace those who have given Kashmiris nothing except disappointments and false promises.

 

Rasheed reiterated his appeal to sincere political workers to join AIP and become part of a change which will not only ensure leadership that represents sentiments, sacrifices and aspiration of masses but will also give them best and corruption-free governance.

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Moulvi Yousuf Shah (RA) put in all-out efforts to highlight Kashmir issue globally: Mirwaiz

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Srinagar, May 23: The 52nd death anniversary of Mahajar-e-Millat Mirwaiz Moulvi Yousuf Shah (RA) was observed on both sides of the divide in Kashmir with full respect and honor.

Paying rich tributes to the martyrs of battle of Badr and to highlight the role and great contribution of Muhajir-e-Milat (RA) on social, moral, educational and religious and political front, Mirwaiz-e-Kashmir Umar Farooq while addressing the gathering at the historic Aali Masjid at Eidgah here, shed light on the life and religious political contribution of late Mirwaiz.

While paying rich tributes to him for his commitment to the people’s political movement as a pioneer in creating awareness among them regarding their political rights for which he was exiled, Mirwaiz paid homage to the great leader for his great contribution in the spread of religious teachings and social justice among the people of the state. He said that Mujahir-e-Milat put in all-out efforts during his lifetime to highlight the Kashmir issue globally and to pitch for Kashmiri’s.

 

Mirwaiz said that the translation and commentary of holy Quran in Kashmiri language by the late Mirwaiz helped put Kashmir on the global Islamic map and earned him great respect in Islamic world.

Mirwaiz also paid rich tributes to the martyrs of the battle of Badr stating that the great companions of Prophet Muhammad (SAW) despite being less in number fought against the enemy to keep the Islamic flag high and that their priceless sacrifices will always be remembered till the day of judgment.

Those who spoke on the occasion include Professor Abdul Gani Bhat, Moulana Masroor Abbas Ansari, Moulana Showkat Hussain Keng, Moulana Khursheed Ahmed Qanoongo, and Moulana Syedur Rehman Shams. The speakers paid rich tributes to Mujahir-e-Milat and vowed to take his mission to its logical conclusion.

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