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Summoning Syed Naseem Geelani to Delhi act of vengeance, harassment: JRL

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Summoning Syed Naseem Geelani to Delhi act of vengeance and harassment. Forcing one for talks by bullying is ridiculous. This was stated by the JRL leaders Mirwaiz Muhammad Umer Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik in a joint press release issued today to media.
Terming the summoning of senior resistance leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani’s son Syed Naseem Geelani again to Delhi as act of vengeance and intimidation, Mirwaiz and Malik said that besides arresting many leaders, businessmen, journalists and other people including Shabir Ahmad Shah, Altaf Ahmad Shah, Shahid-ul-Islam, Ayaz Akbar, Peer Saif-u-ullah, Raja Meraj- u-Din Kalwal, Nayeem Ahmed Khan, Farooq Ahmed Dar, Zahoor Ahmad Watali, Kamran Yousuf ,Javid Ahmad and Shahid Yousuf shah and others, and putting them in Tihar Jail, Indian rulers using NIA and ED have time and again summoned hundreds of others including both sons of Syed Ali shah Geelani to Delhi several times, wasting their precious time, intimidating and humiliating them.
Leaders said that summoning and torturing kith and kin and even friends of resistance leaders, arresting dozens under frivolous charges and putting in Tihar jail Delhi is actually a ploy of Indian rulers, their Kashmiri abettors and agencies who want to put whole resistance camp especially JRL leadership into submission and bully it fort a talks with its envoy.
Leaders said that from February last year till now, almost one year has passed during which this NIA, ED bullying has been going on. Scribes and businessmen of high repute, lawyers and jurists, intellectuals, political workers and leaders and even teen age kids and students have been terrorized in the name of terror funding by NIA.
Calling people to Delhi, threatening them of dire consequences, making Joseph Goebbels like propaganda through biased Indian media especially news Channels and even putting many people in Tihar Jail on concocted charges or in the name of investigation, is all a well knitted plan of Indian rulers and their Kashmiri abettors who on one hand try to fool their own people about Kashmir and on the hand want to Put Kashmiris into submission and stop resisting Indian hegemony and illegal occupation.
Leaders said that many incarcerated people including APHC leader Syed Shabir Ahmad Shah and senior Kashmiri businessman Zahoor Ahmad Watali who are in custody from last many months are seriously and are even being denied a proper medical facility by the oppressors.
Leaders said that after failing to defeat Kashmiri resistance by military might, pellet terrorism, blinding, arresting thousands including young, old youth and women, looting and vandalizing peoples properties, beating and torturing common people, clamping repeated curfews and restrictions in towns and market places especially in Sher-I-Khas and Lal Chowk Srinagar and hence destroying business of Kashmiris, putting a blanket ban on all political activities and arresting or house arresting leaders on daily basis, India has started a new kind of ploy to crush peoples resistance. It now wants us to talk to its envoy by intimidating us and this summoning of kith and kin by NIA is one example of this “forced talks policy”.
Leaders said that tyrannical and bullying policies of India rulers, their Kashmiri abettors and agencies have failed in past and are bound to fail in future too and we want to tell these oppressors that their policies can never force Kashmiris into submission and our resistance will continue with much more zeal and passion.


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Declare birth anniversary of Hari Singh public holiday: Karan Singh to Guv

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Senior Congress leader Karan Singh on Friday urged Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik to declare his father Hari Singh”s birth anniversary next week as a public holiday, asserting that it was due to the state”s erstwhile ruler that it became a part of India.

Singh, the former Sadar-e-Riyasat of Jammu and Kashmir, said that for many years there had been a strong demand to declare the birthday of Hari Singh as a public holiday.

“In fact, both my sons had a resolution to this effect passed in the legislative council some years ago, but so far no action has been taken. The birth anniversary is on Monday, September 23,” he said in a statement.


“Let us recall that it was due to Maharaja Hari Singh ji that Jammu and Kashmir state became a part of India when he signed the instrument of accession on October 26, 1947. Apart from that he was a progressive and a far-sighted ruler who instituted many social and economic reforms for the welfare of the people,” he said.

Singh said as far back as 1929, his father had declared all temples in the state open to Dalits.

“I urge the governor to declare this day as a public holiday,” he said

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Rs 16.5 crore released for completing major drinking water, drainage projects in Srinagar

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SRINAGAR, SEPTEMBER 18: The government has released around 16.5 crore rupees to complete major drainage and drinking water network projects in Srinagar.

This was informed here in a meeting with concerned departments held under the chairmanship of District Development Commissioner Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary.

The amount released under the Special Area Development Programme or SADP 2019-20 includes 13.5 crore rupees released to SMC Drainage and 3 crore rupees released to PHE Department.


The projects cover various areas across Srinagar and benefit a large population put together. Most of these projects either revamp the old existing infrastructure or fill infrastructural gaps in order to augment the vital facilities of drainage and drinking water network.

These include 26 works under the drainage sector and 4 works under that of drinking water network.

The former covers a total of some 9 kilometres of road length in areas across Srinagar including various low-lying areas and various areas in the old city. These include main roads as well as lanes — at Lal Chowk, Abi Guzar, Raj Bagh, IG Road, Mehjoor Nagar, Nowgam, Chanapora, Mominabad Batamaloo, Malroo Shalteng, Hamdaniya Colony Bemina, Zainakote, Kaluna Colony and Rose Avenue HMT, Bishamber Nagar, Mandibal Nowshera, Jamia Masjid to Zawoora, Shahanshah and Umer Colony Lal Bazar, Firdous Colony Buchpora among others.

This also includes construction of a dewatering station and sluice chamber at Nowgam at a cost of 85 lac rupees.

The projects under the PHE sector include replacement of worn-out water distribution system in Bemina area at 191 lac, installation of 100 mm dia DI main line from Zakura to Habbak for augmentation and improvement of water supply to these areas at 51.5 lac, realignment of supply line and construction of sluice chamber at Alamgari Bazar to make way for long-pending construction of drainage through the area at 45 lac, and installation of 100 mm dia main supply for augmenting WSS Gasoo supplies at 9.5 lac.

The meeting was informed that all these projects will be completed by the end of March 2020.

Dr Shahid while speaking on the occasion emphasised the importance of these projects and how these will bridge shortfalls in drainage and drinking water networks in these areas. He directed both the departments to ensure all these works are completed within the deadline.

Concerned officers including SE Drainage SMC and SE Hydraulics PHE and JD Planning Srinagar were present in the meeting.

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SSC to conduct exams for J&K and Ladakh students in September

Monitor News Bureau



SRINAGAR, SEPTEMBER 17: Staff Selection Commission (SSC) is going to conduct four examinations for the candidates of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh at Jammu, Samba, Leh and Chandigarh in the month of September.

According to the details, for Junior Engineers Examination-2018, the SSC will conduct the examination at Jammu, Samba, Leh from 23 September to 27 September. 4279 candidates are going to appear in the examination.

The examination of MTS (NT)-2018, for the remaining candidates of Srinagar centre, will be held on 27 September at Jammu. 2872 candidates are going to appear in the examination.

The examination for SI in CAPFs (Paper-11)-2018, will be conducted on 27 September in Chandigarh in which one candidate is going to appear.

Furthermore CHSL Exam (Tier-11)-2018, will be held at Jammu on 29 September in which 16 candidates will appear.

SSC had advised the candidates to download their admit cards containing information regarding date, shift, centre, venue of respective examinations and important instructions from the website of the SSC ( SSC also said that the admit cards would also be sent to the individual candidate by e-mail and SMSs with the requisite information.

In case of any assistance, the students have been advised to contact the office of concerned Divisional Commissioner, Deputy Commissioners and Staff Selection Commission (North Western Region), Kendriya Sadan, Sector-9A, Chandigarh (UT) Phone-0172-2744366.

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