Srinagar, Dec 9: Tehreek-e-Hurriyat Chairman Mohd Ashraf Sehrai, hailing the unparalleled services and sacrifices of youths and said, they serve beacon light and torch bearers for ongoing movement.
In a statement, Sehrai paid glorious and heartfelt tributes to the three militants slain in Mujgund encounter.
He said that their cherished sacrifices won’t go waste and will definitely lead us to our destiny. “We feel for them but we are proud of their dedication and commitment. The sacrifices of these martyrs are a part of our collective memory that can’t be erased at any cost”.
Sehrai also hailed the spirits of people and commended their sensitivity and seriousness towards resistance movement and the nation will never budge from its stand and will carry their mission till its logical end. He said the “Sacrifices rendered by youths are praise worthy and exemplary.”
Chairman Tehreek-e-Hurriyat, in his statement said, “The ongoing popular freedom struggle have been violently suppressed by Indian forces and the state terrorism has become a norm with all kinds barbarism that sends the message that Indian forces are orchestrating genocide in Kashmir. Indian forces have operated with near complete impunity for so long that unlawful killings, Vandalizing properties, bombing houses and other flagrant violations of international law have become the norm.”
Sehrai said, “The continuous aggressive policy of Indian state against Kashmiris is aimed at putting the resolution of Kashmir issue in cold storage and to create a grave yard silence with brute force and unimaginable atrocities that is resulting in the continuous bloodshed. Reiterating such repressive measures won’t deter us from following our mission. Unless and until the issue is not resolved as per the wishes and aspirations of people of Kashmir, the violence and uncertainty will prevail.”
JK Govt yet to get intimation on ECI teams visit
Srinagar, Jan 23: Jammu and Kashmir government is yet to get a formal intimation from the Election Commission of India of a proposed visit of a commission’s team for on spot assessment of the situation for Lok Sabha and Assembly polls in the state.
Official sources privy to developments on the conduct of Lok Sabha and Assembly elections in the state told that neither the government nor the office of Chief Electoral officer has got a formal intimation from the election commission of India on the visit of a team of the commission expected to make an on spot assessment of the situation before the commission takes a call on the simultaneous conduct of Lok Sabha and Assembly polls in the state or the holding of Lok Sabha and Assembly elections separately.
A top government official on conditions of anonymity told, “We are yet to get both the government and the office of the chief electoral officer is yet to get any intimation on the proposed visit of a team of the election commission of India for on spot assessment of the situation before a final decision on simultaneous or separate conduct of Lok Sabha and Assembly elections in the state.
However may be we get a call from the election commission of India on the proposed visit of its team even on January 27 as speculated in some media reports.”
Earlier, there were reports that a team of the Election Commission will soon visit Jammu and Kashmir to review the situation with political leaders and other stakeholders on polls in the state.
“A team of Election Commission will visit the state soon to have a review of situation with political leaders and other stakeholders for holding the elections,” state Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Shailendra Kumar had said.
On the issue of holding of simultaneous polls, the CEO informed that his office had already taken necessary steps for holding the elections, but decision lies with the Election Commission, who would take a final call at an appropriate time after taking all aspects into consideration.
Injured Habba Kadal youth responding to treatment
Srinagar, Jan 23: The youth from Srinagar’s Habba Kadal area, who was critically injured after CRPF personnel allegedly hurled a stone at him on Tuesday, is responding to the treatment, doctors at SK Institute of Medical Sciences told The Kashmir Monitor.
Mohammad Younis, who, as per his family, had gone to fetch vegetables, suffered a skull fracture after a stone hit him during clashes in Habba Kadal.
Initially, he was taken to SMHS hospital but the doctors referred him to SKIMS as he was stated to be critical.
Medical Superintendent (MS), SKIMS Dr Farooq Jan said that Younis is being treated in the surgical observation unit of the hospital.
“Patient is okay. As of now, there is no need to worry. We are closely monitoring him,” he said.
The CRPF spokesman had claimed the youth “slipped and fell down while being chased”.
Weatherman predicts week-long dry spell in Valley
Srinagar, Jan 23: After three-day long wet spell across Kashmir, the weather on Wednesday showed improvement with local meteorological department forecasting dry weather till January 29.
The three-day-long wet spell ended across the Valley today. The MeT department had predicted improvement in the weather conditions from Tuesday evening.
The local Meteorological department told that there is no forecast of rain or snowfall across the Valley till January 29 here, saying that the weather would remain cloudy on Jan 25.
Meanwhile, Divisional Commissioner Baseer Ahmad Khan has issued fresh avalanche warning for nine avalanche prone districts of Kashmir division on Wednesday.
The warning has been issued for the avalanche prone areas of district Anantnag, Kulgam, Budgam, Baramulla, Kupwara, Bandipora, Ganderbal, Kargil and Leh of J&K state.
As per a hand out, the Divisional Commissioner Kashmir has asked the Deputy Commissioners of all these districts to advise the people living in avalanche prone areas not to venture out to avoid the loss of lives.
The Div Com also directed the concerned DCs to take all the precautionary measures and to keep the SDRF, Police and Para-medical staff with ambulances in readiness to avert any untoward incident.