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Triple Talaq bill unjustified: Geelani

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Srinagar, Jan 01: Syed Ali Geelani on Monday termed the triple talaq bill and allowing the Muslim women without Mehram as unjustified and interference with the religious matters of Muslim community, saying it is also an affront to the Muslim Personal Law.
Criminalizing the instant divorce practice and making it punishable offence is condemnable, Geelani as per the statement said, adding that altering and inducing amendments without taking into consideration the Islamic jurisprudence is sheer violation of Islamic practice.
Geelani expressed his deep concern and voicing serious reservations over provisions of the bill said that bill passed in Indian parliament were tantamount to infringement on rights of Muslim community in India.
“Interference in religious matters is unacceptable,” Geelani said adding that “it has proved beyond doubt that BJP, RSS and Shiv Sena like fanatical factions are promoting their specific and biased dogma and while ignoring the interests and trampling the rights of other communities, are hell-bent to proclaim India as Hindu Rashtra”.
“They are following their hidden agenda and their nefarious designs stand exposed as they are desperate to change fundamentals of Islam as per their will and wish,” he said.
He added that Islam is emerging as popular faith and new generations and particularly the youth are embracing Islam as their faith
“They thus feel frustrated, Geelani said while referring to BJP and RSS.
Appealing OIC for their cognizance, Geelani urged to take serious notice of undue and uncalled interference by these fanatical and bias minded forces and asked take measures to stop this ill practice. Geelani called for establishing a unified command council to sort out minor differences without altering the basic norms and fundamentals of Islam.
He expressed his anguish and surprise, saying that it is quite strange that a fanatical regime is altering and changing the discourse of our faith, and added that no power on earth can change or alter these divine directives and every Muslim is obliged to follow Sharia and submit his will before the commandments of Holy Quran and Sunnah.


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Advisor Skandan reviews functioning of JKSRTC

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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.

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Srinagar administration makes arrangements to facilitate registration for GATE exam

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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.

 
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Militant killed in Sopore gunfight

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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.

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