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Slathia terms NC a unifying force, says it alone can bring political stability in J&K

NIN NEWS SERVICE | VIJAYPUR, dec. 15: National Conference State Secretary and former minister Surjeet Singh Slathia on Saturday decried divisive politics, saying it has no place in a state like Jammu and Kashmir facing many challenges.

 "National Conference, being the only unifying force, alone can steer out the state from the morass to peace and development and bring political stability in Jammu and Kashmir", Slathia said while addressing prominent citizens and party workers at Vijaypur this afternoon. He urged them to meet the challenge posed by disruptive and anti-people elements in the past few months and left with a legacy of unprecedented political instability. "This challenge has to be met", he said, exuding confidence that National Conference alone can fill the political vacuum in all the three regions and sub regions of the state. 

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Provide 33% reservation to Women in Assembly Elections: Mahila Panthers

Jammu, dec. 15: Seeking 33% reservation for women in Assembly Elections in conformity with the...

GOC-in-Chief NC visits Indo-China border, meets troops

Srinagar, Dec 15: General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Northern Command (GOC-NC) Lt General Ranbir Singh on Saturday...

IUST, other educational institutions suspend classes after Pulwama killings

Srinagar, Dec 15: Educational institutions, including Islamic University of Science and Technology (IUST) in south...

Another blood soaked weekend in Kashmir, 6 protesters, a soldier killed, Omar

Srinagar, Dec 15: Describing the killing of six protestors and a soldier in the line...

Mehbooba expresses shock, anguish over Pulwama killings

Srinagar, Dec 15: Expressing shock and anguish over the killing of several civilians by security...

Parts of Dal Lake freezs as Srinagar records coldest night at minus 4.2

Srinagar, Dec 15: Parts of the world famous Dal Lake were frozen on Saturday morning...

Mughal road remains shut for 6th day, Kashmir highway through for one-way only

Srinagar, Dec 15: The historic Mughal road, connecting Shopian in south Kashmir with Rajouri and...

National highway connecting Ladakh with Kashmir remain shut

Srinagar, Dec 15: The 434-km-long Srinagar-Leh national highway, connecting Ladakh region with Kashmir, remained closed...

Pulwama encounter: 3 HM militants, 7 persons,soldier killed, JRL calls strike

Srinagar, Dec 15: Three militants of Hizbul Mujahideen (HM), including an Army deserter, a soldier...

Restrictions imposed in Pulwama to prevent protests

Srinagar, Dec 15: Authorities Saturday evening imposed restrictions in view of the apprehension of breach...

Vendor abducted in Sopore

Baramulla, Dec 15: A 32-year-old vendor was abducted by some unidentified persons on Saturday in...

PIL regarding removal of illegal constructions on River Tawi

NIN NEWS SERVICE | JAMMU, DEC. 15: A Division Bench of State High Court Comprising...

Hold CBI probe into Rassana case, grant District status to Nowshera: Harsh

Category: State

Jammu,March 26 :

Strongly deploring the Police lathi charge on the protestors demanding district status at Nowshera besides the suppressive policy of local administration to muzzle the mass agitation in Hirangar seeking CBI probe in Rasana murder case on the behest of State government, scores of Panther activists led by Mr. Harsh Dev Singh Chairman JKNPP staged a vociferous protest at Exhibition Ground in Jammu today. While torching the effigy of BJP, the agitated protesters accused the sinister alliance of fomenting trouble in Kathua and Rajouri under a well planned ‘divide and rule’ policy to serve their political interests.

Smelling a deep rooted conspiracy hatched by the unholy alliance , Mr. Harsh Dev Singh held the Saffron party squarely responsible in particular for mishandling the situation in Nowshera. He said that they had purportedly provoked the people in Nowshera, Sunderbani and Kalakote to create a wedge between them and ultimately divest them of district status which had been a coveted demand of the people since decades. He said that if four districts could be created in Kashmir within 20 kms radius including Anantnag, Kulgam, Pulwama and Shopian, the denial of District status to Nowshera was totally unacceptable. With Nowshera observing complete bandh for the last 40 days and having suffered immense losses in terms of commerce and trade, the brutal police lathi charge on the peaceful protestors demanding district status for Nowshera had made the situation to take an ugly turn which led to clashes between the protestors and the police, anguished Harsh said. He said that the State government instead of taking the people of all the three tehsils on board to resolve the issue, had exhibited worst example of mal-governance by taking arbitrary decisions which only created an explosive situation in tehsil Nowshera. Condemning the baton charge and tear gas shelling on the protestors in which dozens of people got injured and several vehicles were damaged, Mr. Singh demanded judicial inquiry into the police excesses on the innocent public of Nowshera and the adjoining places. He said that Panthers party was committed to take forward the demand of district status to Nowshera as it was the genuine and legitimate right of the people who had been fighting for their cause vigorously. He further called upon the govt. to examine the demand of other tehsils agitating for conferment of District status.

 

 

 

Accusing the BJP-PDP government of its failure in conducting fair and transparent investigation in the child homicide case of Asifa Bano in Hiranagar, Mr, Harsh Dev Singh  demanded CBI probe into the heinous murder which had led to the civil unrest in Kathua and Samba districts. Expressing solidarity with the family of the deceased child, he said that the mass detentions of the minors besides harassment of innocent people by the police under the garb of crime investigation had led to mass agitation. He wondered that why the government was reluctant to hand over the case to CBI for impartial probe when the people of entire Kathua district were expressing their wish and raising the demand for the same. Migration of residents of village Rassana in Hiranagar had worsened the situation and the subsequent violent clash between the protestors and the police at Chadwal a few days ago had further aggravated the scenario, Harsh said. He said that BJP-PDP alliance failing on governance front was deliberately flaring up tensions in Kathua district with a motive to polarize the electorate for petty political interests. The BJP had bowed down before its ally and failed to provide justice to the people. Its ministers should immediately resign as they had lost moral right to continue in the office, Harsh roared. He demanded transfer of Asifa murder case from JK police to CBI for thorough investigation so that the perpetrator of the heinous crime should be immediately apprehended and punished under the law.

 

Prominent among those who spoke on the occasion included Gagan Pratap Singh, Shyam Gorkha, Parshotam Parihar, Rampaul, Sansar Chand, Mohinder Singh, Vishav Singh besides others.

Political Solution of J & K and new challenges ahead

Category: State

     The Kashmiri leadership of all political parties off and on demands for a political solution of Jammu and Kashmir Problem, though their main thrust is for the Kashmir Valley. The Kashmiri leadership stresses upon having negotiations with the separatists, the main Kashmir based political parties and with Pakistan. On the occasion whenever any economic package is announced by the Government of India, the separatists and leaders of Kashmir based political parties customary say that the package announced does not meet the aspirations of the people of the Valley, what is required is a political solution for Jammu and Kashmir, to settle the Jammu and Kashmir issue once for all, by involving Pakistan and other stakeholders (Kashmiri leadership and  all sections of separatists) in the dialogue process, altogether ignoring the people of Jammu and Ladakh regions who are the major concerned parties. It happened this time also when Prime Minister, Nerender Modi announced the economic package of quite a big amount for the development of the state on the demand of the state government and the state leadership.

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Militancy uprising

Category: Editorial

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The militancy in the state, particularly in the Kashmir valley has shown an uprising since last few months. The security forces have acted tough against this increase and has also eliminated a good number of militants, operating in the valley.  About 200 militants are active in j& k at present. The security forces have carried outa large number of anti-militancy operations and have also eliminated a good number of militants during the operation all out. The government is not ready to compromise with its security and has given a free hand to the forces to carry out militancy operations. Even the BJP has pulled out from the coalition government in the state to deal with the militancy in an efficient manner. Now with the Governor rule, implemented in the state, an increase in the number of anti-terrorist  operations is definitely on the cards.The security forces will now have an upper hand during the operations due to increased intelligence inputs.

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ARMY PROVIDES FURNITURE TO GOVERNMENT MIDDLE SCHOOL, BEHROTE

Category: State

NIN NEWS SERVICE | Jammu, DEC. 26:

Government Middle School, Behrote is a small school having strength of 08 teachers and 80 students and is located in a remote area of Rajouri District.

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Editorial

  • Ceasefire violations increased

          There has been agreat increase in the ceasefire violations on the LOC since past few days. Pakistani forces have resorted to unprovoked firing on forward Indian posts on the LOC in Mankot sector in Mendhar, poonch and martyred another Army soldier...

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Provide 33% reservation to Women in Assembly Elections: Mahila Panthers

Jammu, dec. 15: Seeking 33% reservation for women in Assembly Elections in conformity with the assurances doled out by various political parties, the Mahila Panthers led by Mrs. Manju Singh, General Secretary JKNPP held a massive demonstration at Jammu today. The women activists of the party who assembled in large number at Press Club accused various political parties of making false promises over the issue only to seek political benefits.

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GOC-in-Chief NC visits Indo-China border, meets troops

Srinagar, Dec 15: General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Northern Command (GOC-NC) Lt General Ranbir Singh on Saturday visited Indo-China border in Ladakh region, where he was given a detailed brief about the operational situation in the sector, a defence ministry spokesman said here this evening.

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IUST, other educational institutions suspend classes after Pulwama killings

Srinagar, Dec 15: Educational institutions, including Islamic University of Science and Technology (IUST) in south Kashmir suspended classes on Saturday after seven persons were killed in security force firing on demonstrators who were pelting stones to disrupt operation against militants in Pulwama today.
Three militants of Hizbul Mujahideen (HM), including an Army deserter Zahoor Ahmad Thokar, were killed and a soldier martyred in an encounter at Sirnoo in Pulwama today.

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Another blood soaked weekend in Kashmir, 6 protesters, a soldier killed, Omar

Srinagar, Dec 15: Describing the killing of six protestors and a soldier in the line of duty as another blood soaked weekend in Kashmir, former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said why we have not learnt how to handle protests near encounter site which are now not exception.
Three militants were also killed in the encounter at Sirnoo in Pulwama, where mobile internet service has been suspended.

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Mehbooba expresses shock, anguish over Pulwama killings

Srinagar, Dec 15: Expressing shock and anguish over the killing of several civilians by security forces in Pulwama today following an encounter, PDP President and former Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti said the incident has left the whole State terrified. 
No probe or enquiry is enough to bring the dead innocent civilians back to life and it would only further alienate the people, she said in a statement here this evening.

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Parts of Dal Lake freezs as Srinagar records coldest night at minus 4.2

Srinagar, Dec 15: Parts of the world famous Dal Lake were frozen on Saturday morning after the minimum temperature recorded over three notches drop and settled at minus 4.2 degree, coldest night in summer capital, Srinagar.
However, sun was out though icy cold winds continued in Srinagar.
Weather will remain dry during the next 5 days due to which the minimum temperature will witness further drop while day will witness improvement, a Met department spokesman said.

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Mughal road remains shut for 6th day, Kashmir highway through for one-way only

Srinagar, Dec 15: The historic Mughal road, connecting Shopian in south Kashmir with Rajouri and Poonch in Jammu region remained closed for the sixth day on Saturday due to accumulation of several feet of snow and slippery road conditions.
Meanwhile, hundreds of vehicles, including those stranded for the past three days, left Kashmir valley for winter capital this morning as only one-way traffic will continue to ply on 300-km-long Srinagar-Jammu national highway.

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National highway connecting Ladakh with Kashmir remain shut

Srinagar, Dec 15: The 434-km-long Srinagar-Leh national highway, connecting Ladakh region with Kashmir, remained closed for the sixth day on Saturday due to accumulation of snow and slippery road conditions, a traffic police official said here this morning.
Traffic remained suspended on the highway following snowfall which has now frozen due to which the road has become slippery, traffic official told UNI.

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Pulwama encounter: 3 HM militants, 7 persons,soldier killed, JRL calls strike

Srinagar, Dec 15: Three militants of Hizbul Mujahideen (HM), including an Army deserter, a soldier and seven persons were killed in an encounter during a Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) followed clashes on Saturday in south Kashmir district of Pulwama.
The Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) has called for a three day general strike from today in the Kashmir valley, where authorities suspended train and mobile network as a precautionary measure.

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