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Video of alleged fraud in NT: Police books youth for rumour mongering

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Srinagar, May 01: Police on Tuesday lodged a case against one youth whose video claiming fraud in recently conducted Naib Tehsildar exams went viral in the last few days.
A written complaint was submitted by Chairman JKSSRB to the police about the video in circulation
“One Mudasir Ahmad Teli of Kreeri, Baramulla claimed that the question paper of Naib Tehsildar examination conducted by J&K SSRB had been leaked. Thereafter Police took the cognisance of the matter. During verification of the matter the person was called up on phone by police but his mobile was switched off. There after a police party was sent to his home and he was asked to accompany the police party to Police Station Kreeri. He was asked to submit any proof he had to substantiate his claim which he failed to do. During investigation into the matter his claim was found baseless and not based on facts. The assertion that some unknown people had approached him with question paper was found to be untrue. He confessed to have committed mistake to attract attention for publicity,” a police spokesman said.
He added that based on the preliminary investigation a case was lodged against the individual in Police Station Kreeri for rumour mongering and defamation.
Earlier, in a roughly 3-minute video uploaded on YouTube on Monday, a pheran-clad youth claiming to be a resident of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district and an NT aspirant has alleged that he was offered “50 questions” in return for “Rs 3 lakh” hours before the examination held on Sunday.
The youth says that two boys, unknown to him, made the offer inside the premises of Baramulla Public School, his examination centre, while he was revising on his notebook well before the start of the examination.
“While I was revising, two boys came to me. While one of them stood in front of me, the other guy sat on my left and asked me what I was doing. I said I was revising. He asked me to close my notebook. After I closed my notebook, he said whether I would pay them if they leaked the paper to me and I said that I would for sure,” narrates the youth in the video.
The duo, as per him, told the youth that they could not “leak the whole paper”, but, “they promised some questions”.
“I asked for an assurance that the paper would be the same as they tell me. To this, they told me not to give them the money unless all the questions were the same in the examination,” he says in the video.
“They demanded Rs 3 lakh for 50 questions initially, but agreed on Rs 1 lakh finally. They even took my address from my Aadhaar card,” the youth adds.
Chairman JKSSB, Simrandeep Singh, told The Kashmir Monitor that Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Baramulla has taken cognizance of the matter.
“The investigation is on and I think we will come to know something within the next 48 hours. I have written to him (SSP Baramulla) formally also, but he had already seen the video,” Singh said.
Post the video alleging a paper scam in the JKSSB, Singh said, “There is a lot going on in the minds of the aspirants, which is not good for them and for the board.”
Singh said that they have identified the youth speaking in the video and “he has said that he can identify the two boys who came to him with the offer, but he has neither met them later nor has he given them any money”.
The youth in the video, Singh added has told the board that the duo “gave him some hand written questions.”
As for the SSP Baramulla, Imtiyaz Hussain Mir, the youth in the video “is faking”.
“The person has been called to Police Station, but he is telling vague and uncorroborated stories. We are asking him,” Mir added.


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Lal Chowk, adjoining areas shut to remember Gaw Kadal massacre victims

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Srinagar, Jan 21: A complete shutdown was on Monday observed in Lal Chowk, Maisuma, Gaw Kadal and its adjoining areas to mark the 29th anniversary of Gaw Kadal massacre, that several civilians dead on this day in the year 1990.

Joint Hurriyat comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Yasin Malik had called for a complete shutdown in Gaw Kadal and adjacent areas today against the Gaw Kadal massacre.

Eye witnesses saidthat authorities had also imposed restrictions in and around Gaw Kadal, Maisuma and others areas.
All the shops and business establishments remained closed throughout the day in the areas including Mandir Bagh, Maisuma, Basant Bagh, Gaw Kadal, Red Cross Road, Exchange Road, Budshah Chowk, Abi Guzar, Residency Road, MA Road, Sarai Bala, Court Road, Koker Bazar, Hari Sigh High Street, Goni Khan and Polo View while as the traffic was also thin on the roads.

 

Meanwhile, Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) chairman, Muhammad Yasin Malik was detained from his residence in this morning. Malik was scheduled to lead a protest rally today.

 

Joint Hurriyat holds memorial meeting at massacre site

Srinagar, Jan 21: Despite police foiling Joint Hurriyat protest, many of its leaders and activists on Monday managed to gather at Basant Bagh and held a memorial meeting near the site of 21st January 1990 massacre at Basanat Bagh Gaw-Kadal.
According to Joint Hurriyat, police on Sunday evening laid a tight siege around whole Lal Chowk and adjacent areas, erected barricades, imposed curfew and restrictions in and around Gawkadal, Nai-Sadak, Basant-Bagh, Maisuma, Budshah Chowk, Burbarshah, Chotabazar,
Despite strict vigil, pro-freedom leaders managed to reach and gather near the martyr’s memorial at Basant- Bagh and held a peaceful protest program.
Meanwhile, Joint Hurriyat comprising of Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik, has paid glowing tributes to the martyrs of Gaw Kadal massacre on their 29th martyrdom anniversary.
“21st January is an important day of Kashmirs 5000 year old history. On this day thousands of unarmed people came out of their houses to demand freedom and right to self-determination and protested against the crackdown of Indian forces that had been started from Guru-Bazar, Kani-Kadal, Chota-Bazar .These peaceful people were showered with bullets by Indian forces and police killing more than fifty of them on spot and injuring hundreds of others,” Joint Hurriyat said.

 

UJC pays tributes

Srinagar, Jan 21: United Jihad Council (UJC) chief Syed Salahuddin on Monday paid glorious tributes to martyrs of the massacres of Gawkadal and Handwara and said their memories are still afresh in our minds and hearts.
The UJC chief also expressed concern over the “ill-treatment” of Kashmiri political prisoners in J&K and outside State jails, terming it the “grave violation of human rights”.
Syed Salahuddin, who is also the chief of Hizb-ul-Mujahideen, as per the statement, made these remarks while chairing a high-level meet of UJC. Glorious tributes were paid to martyrs of Gawkadal, Handwara and Budgam massacres.
“In 1990, the then Governor Jagmohan started massacring Kashmiris thinking they will surrender and stop fighting for freedom but that didn’t happen. Kashmiris didn’t surrender before tyranny and oppression and continued their struggle for freedom. The day is not far when the sacrifices of the martyrs will yield results,” he said. (GNS)

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City residents complain of waterlogging

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Srinagar, Jan 21: Residents of various Srinagar areas Monday faced inconvenience traversing water-logged lanes and roads as the faulty city drainage, yet again, gave in to a day’s rainfall.

Waterlogging was reported in several uptown areas including Jawahar Nagar, Bemina, Natipora, Padshahi Bagh, Barzulla, and Rambagh.

“How long do we have to wait for an efficient sewerage and drainage system? A day of rainfall hampers the movement of pedestrians particularly the children and the aged,” said Mohammad Altaf, a resident of Bemina.

 

Commercial locations including Lal Chowk, Residency road and Dalgate too reported pedestrians facing difficulties moving through inundated streets.

“This area is prone to water-logging and whenever it rains, the water enters my shop,” said a shopkeeper at Residency Road here.

Mayor, Srinagar Municipal Corporation, Junaid Azim Mattu too was busy replying to the tweets of people complaining of waterlogging.

“Have asked MED (mechanical wing) to dispatch mobile dewatering unit in the area immediately,” he wrote.

Executive Engineer, SMC, Imtiyaz Ahmad, said they were doing their “best” to reach-out to the areas that were waterlogged.

Asked about the faulty drainage system, Ahmad said that they have already submitted the sewerage project to the World Bank. “We are at the final stage. For now, we use mobile water logging pumps in the city,” he said.

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Projects being inaugurated by Modi ‘visible discrimination with Kashmir’: Mainstream parties

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Srinagar, Jan 21: As the Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to lay foundation stone or inaugurate projects worth Rs 35,000 crore in Jammu and Rs 9,000 crore in Kashmir on February 03, the mainstream political parties on Monday termed the share allotted to Kashmir as an open discrimination with the people of the Valley, saying that the people of Jammu are entitled to see development but at the same time Kashmir must not be ignored.
National Conference (NC) General Secretary, Ali Muhammad Sagar said that it is an open discrimination with the people of Kashmir. “Though these projects were announced during the tenure of Late Mufti Muhammad Sayeed led government in the State, but the Kashmir region has been ignored as it has got just a few crores out of Rs 80,000 crores for the projects and other things,” he said.
He added that NC is not against the development of Jammu region as the people there are entitled to get these projects but at the same time Kashmir region must not be ignored. “We have already raised our concern in this regard in the assembly. We want every development must be impartial not biased,” he added.
Furthermore, Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC) Vice Chairman, G N Monga told it exhibits the hollow promises on equal development by the BJP led government.
He added that “we don’t believe in the promises they have made but at the same time, we will resist the attempts of ignoring any part of the State.”
CPI (M) leader, Muhammad Yousuf Tarigami said that this is the gimmick for the people of Jammu. “The promises done with the people in 2014 are concluding ahead of the general elections. Though the people of Jammu are dissatisfied with BJP but they (BJP) are trying to send a message to the Jammuties that we care for them, which is a gimmick,” he said.
He added that it is unfortunate that PDP-BJP government was making hue and cry, claiming they have got big packages for Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh, but the fact remains that most of it is not visible anywhere either in Jammu, Kashmir or Ladakh.
“Whatever the announcements were made by PM Modi in the rally which was held under the chairmanship of Late Mufti Muhammad Sayeed are nowhere, even we don’t know about the details of Rs 80,000 crores because they (the erstwhile government) didn’t convene assembly sessions properly wherein these issues could have been debated. Therefore, I believe these things are being done just to keep an eye on the coming general elections,” he said.
He added that BJP is playing the card of Jammu vs Kashmir again exhibiting they are favouring Jammu. He also added that Kashmir has already been neglected as it the sufferings of Kashmiris don’t matter for them.
People’s Democratic Front (PDF) chairman, Hakeem Muhammad Yaseen told KNS that it’s the visible discrimination with the people of Kashmir. “We have been telling from the very beginning but unfortunately, those who put forth agenda of alliance kept our concern behind the curtains,” he said.
“Now, the BJP is itself revealing the figures about the developmental projects being inaugurated by PM Modi on his forthcoming visit, which is visible discrimination with the people of Kashmir,” he said, adding that they have never seen such kind of discrimination with the people of Kashmir that was visible in the erstwhile PDP-BJP bonhomie.

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