Srinagar, Jan 09: Advisor to the Governor, Khurshid Ahmed Ganai on Wednesday met scores of public delegations and individuals as part of the weekly hearing of public grievances.
Over 30 delegations and individuals from various districts of Kashmir Division apprised the Advisor of their grievances and sought his intervention in ensuring outcome-based disposal of the same in a time-bound manner.
A delegation of Bahbudi Committee from Yaripora, Kulgam met Advisor Ganai and demanded establishment of Degree College in their area. The delegation said that the facility will provide a great relief to the student community of the area as they have to travel a long distance to attend the college.
The delegation members also demanded expansion of Girls Higher Secondary School and sought additional land for dev elopement of a playground in the area.
A delegation of Snow Board Association of India, led by its president Zahoor Ahmed, requested the Advisor to use his good office to help them in getting sponsors for conducting Asian snow Board championship in Gulmarg.
A delegation of Post Graduates in Disaster Management also called on the Advisor to demand the creation of Disaster Management Officers posts. They also requested for introduction of the course at 10+2 level so that the jobs for the Disaster Management pass outs could be created.
A delegation of Snow Sculpture artists from Team India-Callisto Kashmir requested the Advisor to extend financial support to them for participation in the 29th International snow sculpture championships to be held in USA. The delegation informed the Advisor that they are going to participate in the international championship where more than 200 teams would be participating.
A delegation of unemployed Veterinaries informed the Advisor that despite completing PG and PhD in Veterinary Sciences they are not getting any additional points in the recently advertised posts by JKPSC for the VASs.
Delegations of the contractors from Pakharpora who work on certain projects near Jamia Astan informed the Advisor regarding the delay in the payment by JKPCC and requested the Advisor for the timely release of the their payments.
A delegation of Specially abled Educated Union informed the Advisor about the issues they face in getting jobs reserved for them.
A delegation of Kashmir Artisan Trade demanded the allotment of land at Budgam for the Kashmiri Artisans where they can work collectively.
A deputation of Welfare Committee of Dargah, Hazratbal Shrine informed the Advisor about certain issues with regards to the developmental works of shrine and requested him to look into the matter.
Besides, scores of other delegations, dozens of individual from various parts of Kashmir also called on Advisor Ganai and informed him about their issues and demanded redressal of the same.
The Advisor gave a patient hearing to all the delegations and assured of immediate action on their genuine grievances. He also issued on the spot directions to the concerned officers asking them to take cognizance of their issues and redress the same forthwith.
Dir Gen IMD meets Guv
Srinagar, Jun 25: Dr. K.J. Ramesh, Director General, Indian Meteorological Department, met Governor Satya Pal Malik at the Raj Bhavan here on Tuesday.
Dr. Ramesh briefed Governor about the present weather forecasting set up in the State and its usefulness for issuing timely weather advisories to people and pilgrims of Amarnath Yatra during the duration of the Yatra.
Governor highlighted the crucial importance of timely and advance weather forecasts for managing the movement of Yatris, which is highly dependent on the weather conditions.
Rasheed asks govt to involve militant leadership into dialogue process
Srinagar, June 25: Asking Delhi to give up its rhetoric and double standards, AIP President Er Rasheed has said that time is ripe for Delhi to accept ground realities and realize that there is no shortcut to the resolution of Kashmir dispute except respecting sentiments and sacrifices of people of Jammu and Kashmir and resolving the issue as per UN resolutions.
In a statement issued on Tuesday Er Rasheed said that on an occasion when Home Minister Amit Shah is visiting Kashmir, he needs to move beyond beaten tracks.
Er Rasheed said, “If Hurriyat is showing its willingness for talks it should not be seen as their weakness but as an opportunity to find an everlasting resolution to the internationally recognized dispute.”
“Both Delhi and Hurriyat leadership must restrain from imposing any pre-conditions for entering into dialogue process,” he said.
“Those trying to see Hurriyat’s willingness for talks as their weakness are living in fool’s paradise as Hurriyat is the custodian of sacrifices and represents sentiments and sacrifices of people of J&K,” he added.
Er Rasheed added that the muscular policy has failed in the past when inhuman operations like catch and kill and operation tiger were tested on unarmed Kashmiris.
He said, “All the stakeholders must understand that J&K dispute is a political one and finding any military resolution will never succeed.”
“It is time to give up ego and involve militant leadership into the meaningful dialogue process and resolve the issue once for all,” said Er Rasheed.
“Without taking militant leadership on board Hurriyat may not be able to deliver much. All the three parties including militant leadership must help in creating a conducive atmosphere for the meaningful dialogue,” he said.
Er Rasheed urged Amit Shah to move beyond official briefing which he may get from state administration and security agencies and urged Shah to ensure that security forces are made accountable and honour and dignity of masses is restored.
Congress strong enough to overcome challenges: Mir
Srinagar, Jun 25: The Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC) held an important party meeting of Ex. Ministers & Ex. Legislators to debate and discuss the socio-political scenario obtaining in Jammu and Kashmir.
The party also held detailed discussions over the organization affairs and activities in JK, emphasizing the leadership to further strengthen the Party at grass roots level.
The meeting was presided over by JKPCC President G.A. Mir.
Those who attended the meeting included senior party leaders Peerzada Mohd. Sayeed, Taj Mohi U Din, Ghulam Nabi Monga, Haji Abdul Rashid Dar, Usman Majeed, Mohd Amin Bhat, Shoiab Nabi Lone, Gulzar Ahmad Wani, Bashir Ahmad Magrey, Syed Bashir, Abdul Rehman Dar and others.
JKPCC President held threadbare discussions over the organizational affairs and activities, emphasizing the leadership to further strengthen the Party from grass roots level.
On this occasion G.A. Mir said Congress Party is a vibrant situation in all the three regions, fully capable to overcome the challenges and strong enough to defeat the forces inimical to peace and stability in the country and State.
Mir said Congress party will ensure defeat of divisive and fascist forces, which are hell bent upon to divide the people on regional and religious lines to serve their vested interests. “We have always strengthened the secularism and unity in the country, state and will continue to unite the people,” G.A Mir said.
“Congress party is committed to safeguard the secular fabric in the country won’t allow communal forces to vitiate the atmosphere of harmony and peace in the Country and State,” Mir added.
He said Congress party is the only unifying force in the country and State because the party believes in uniting the people, it will continue to work as a bridge between the communities in the Country and State.
The meeting finalized the district wise and constituency wise party conventions being organized across Kashmir valley.
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