Srinagar, Feb 25: Stating that dialogue was the only option to solve issues between India and Pakistan, CPI (M) leader and MLA Kulgam Mohammad Yousuf Tarigami Sunday said continuous ceasefire violations along the border only brings death and destruction for the people living on both sides of the border.
The shelling and firing on both sides of the border has only resulted in killings, destruction of property, closure of educational institutions and displacement of thousands and thousands of border dwellers. The violent approach will neither benefit India, nor Pakistan. And such approach always has a devastating effect on the people of J&K. Violence has not given any solution to the problems in the last seven decades and in future also has the potential to bring only death and destructions. The ruling class in both the countries should realise that violence has neither achieved anything in the last seven decades nor won’t yield anything in future. Peace loving constituencies in both the countries should assert and persuade their governments to shun this path of violence and enter into a meaningful dialogue.
Silencing of guns along the border is need of the hour as incidents of skirmishes and hostilities can further derail the efforts leading towards formation of better understanding and amity between the two neighbouring countries.
The ceasefire agreement signed between the two armies in 2003 was biggest gift for the people living on both sides of the Line of Control and International Border in Jammu and Kashmir. However, unfortunately, for the past some years, ceasefire violation on the border has become a daily routine giving nightmares to border residents.
Political leadership of both the countries should start an immediate structured and sustainable dialogue to find a solution to the problems. The leadership of both the countries must utilise the resources for wellbeing of the millions of poor people living in India and Pakistan. For what purpose both the countries are purchasing weapons and ammunition for billions of dollars? Millions of people live in a pitiable condition in both the countries because of the never ending hostilities between India and Pakistan. The money, the resources and the energy which is being consumed on wars and violence could have been utilised for betterment of poor.
Security of J&K our top priority: DG CRPF
Shopian, Feb 19: CRPF on Wednesday said that Jammu and Kashmir was its top priority and stressed on the need for effective synergy among security forces and intelligence agencies to maintain peace in the Union territory.
“Jammu and Kashmir is considered the crown of India and its security is our utmost priority,” DG CRPF A P Maheshwari said, addressing a joint darbar of police and CRPF personnel in Shopian district.
He complimented the Jammu and Kashmir Police and other central forces for successfully handling security and law and order duties in the UT.
Maheshwari added that the CRPF has been working with the Jammu and Kashmir Police for a long time and good results have come due to coordinated efforts.
The DGP CRPF while addressing the Darbar complimented the Jammu and Kashmir Police and other Central forces for their role in successful handling of the security and law and order duties and Jammu and Kashmir. He said that Jammu and Kashmir is consider as Crown of India and its security is on our utmost priority.
On the occasion, the visiting officers assured immediate redressal of grievance highlighted by the Jawans. The officers said that the welfare of Jawans has always been our priority.
On the occasion, the commandant 14th BN CRPF and SSP Shopian apprised the DGP about the present security scenario and measure taken to maintain peace and order in the district.
Pertinent to mention here, conducting joint darbar of forces not only helps officers to share their ideas with each other but also enhances deeper synergy among the jawans.
Jammu and Kashmir DGP Dilbag Singh also addressed the darbar. He said the good work done by the J&K Police, CRPF and other forces was being recognized everywhere.
“The forces will continue their collective work to safeguard the interests of the people in Jammu and Kashmir,” he said.
While addressing the joint Darbar, the DGP, J&K complimented the officers and men of Police, and CAPF for their tireless efforts and dedication in maintaining peace and order in their respective areas.
He said at times there were tough security situations in J&K but the police personnel along with other security agencies faced these situations with courage and confidence.
He said that under the able leadership at different levels from the forces, each one contributed in one way or the other in maintaining normalcy and defeated the ill designs of the anti-national elements particularly during recent times.
The DGP said that the good work done by the J&K Police/CRPF and the other forces is being recognized at every forum including the Govt. of India and added that forces will continue its collective work to safeguard the interests of people in Jammu and Kashmir.
Govt to private schools: ‘Strictly follow fee structure norms’
Srinagar, Feb 19: Commissioner Secretary, School Education, Hirdesh Kumar Wednesday directed officials of the Department of School Education to ensure that Private School authorities strictly follow fee structure norms laid down by the Government.
Speaking to officials after holding a day-long pubic grievance camp at Banquet Hall, Srinagar, the Commissioner Secretary said that all Private Schools functioning across Jammu and Kashmir must adhere to the guidelines issued by the Government in order to bring vibrancy in the school education sector.
He said that J&K School Fee Fixation Committee (SFFC) have already worked out all modalities and directions in this regard were passed to the Private Schools for strict adherence.
He further said that SFCC would soon be reconstituted according to the new Act.
Notably School Fee Fixation Committee—a regulatory body with a mandate to regulate fee structure of schools, was constituted in 2015 in the wake of Supreme Court (SC) directions asking States to regulate fee structure in the private schools.
The recommendations made by the SFFC on fee structure in the schools are implemented by the DSEK through Chief Education Officers.
The officials of the Directorate of School Education, Kashmir (DSEK) were also directed to check functioning of the private schools and to regulate the fee structure.
Advisory boards, governing councils reorganised
Srinagar, Feb 19: In a significant development, the government of Union Territory of J&K on Wednesday re-constituted advisory boards and governing councils of key institutions.
The General Administration Department ordered re-constitution of the Board of Directors, Governing Councils and Committees and Advisory Boards of key institutions functioning in J&K.
The GAD re-constituted advisory boards for the Welfare and Development of Scheduled Castes, Pahari Speaking people and Other Backward Classes.
It also re-constituted governing committees and councils for rehabilitation of widows, orphans, handicapped and old persons (victims of militancy), J&K Child Protection Society, Board of Directors of J&K Women Development Corporation and Social Welfare Advisory Board.
It also re-constituted of Skill Development Mission and its governing council.
The changes in composition of these bodies were effected due to transition of J&K State into a Union Territory on October 31 and absence of elected government in the UT.
According to GAD orders, LG and advisors would be chairmen of these institutions which are headed by Chief Ministers or ministers during elected governments. Administrative secretaries of different departments would also be member of these institutions, the orders reveal.