“Charges frivolous, due faith in court of Law”
(Asian News Hub) – Peoples Democratic Party today refuted the allegations leveled in the supplementary charge sheet filed by National Investigation Agency against Party Youth President Waheed ur Rehman Parra.
In a statement issued to Asian News Hub, Party Additional Spokesperson Najmu Saqib said that Waheed Ur Rehman Parra is being victimized for standing by and fiercely advocating the Peoples Democratic Party`s political agenda and the charges are nothing but a pernicious attempt to muzzle the voices of Kashmir.
“A through and through democrat who dedicated his life to strengthening the cause of mainstream in Jammu And Kashmir, Waheed by putting his life and limb in harm’s way is being punished for what he should’ve been appreciated for,” Saqib said.
“We strongly believe that none of these frivolous charges would stand the judicial scrutiny and Waheed would eventually get justice,” Najmu Saqib added.
Kashmir based BJP leaders tender ‘unconditional apology’, after party’s indiscipline notice
Eight Kashmir based Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders who were issued notice over indiscipline, have tendered “unconditional apology” for their conduct and have given undertaking to not repeat such acts in future.
This was stated by Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Bharatiya Janta Party’s Disciplinary Committee, Sunil Sethi on Monday in Jammu.
Sethi said that in response to the notice issued to eight BJP leaders, all of them have submitted their “unconditional apology” and have also given undertaking not to repeat such conduct and not indulge in anti-party activities or indiscipline in future.
The leaders who were issued notice include Dr Ali Mohd Mir, G M Mir, Altaf Thakur, Manzoor Ahmed Bhat, Arif Raja, Bilal Parray, Anwar Khan and Asif Masoodi
Chairman BJP Disciplinary Committee Advocate Sethi said that the BJP Disciplinary Committee is satisfied with the apology and keeping in view their past standing and contribution to the party, the disciplinary committee has requested the party President J&K Ravinder Raina to close proceedings against them.
These leaders earlier have been asked to stay committed to their undertaking, failing which strict action will be taken against them. KNO
Fissures within J&K BJP unit; notice served to 8 leaders over anti-party activities
Fissures appear within the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) as the party’s disciplinary committee on Friday served notice to eight Kashmir-based leaders over alleged anti-party activities, asking them to tender apology.
Quoting sources news agency—KNO reported that eight leaders from Kashmir including Sofi Yousuf, Altaf Thakur, Manzoor Bhat, Anwar Khan, Arif Raja, Ali Muhammad Mir, G M Mir and Aasif Masoodi have received a notice by the party’s disciplinary committee.
The leaders have admitted that the notices have been issued to them for alleged anti-party activities.
Chairman of disciplinary committee, Sunil Sethi while confirming the issuing of notice to the party leaders, said that it has come to the fore that the leaders are involved in anti-party activities.
“We have given time to the leaders to tender an apology,” he said, adding that in case the leaders fail to come up with the apology, then next procedure will be started in this regard against the leaders,” he said.
“Nothing can be stated further in this regard, the disciplinary committee is waiting for the response of the leaders,” Sethi added.
Party’s General Secretary (Organization), Ashok Koul also said that the leaders have been asked to tender their apology before the disciplinary committee for their anti-party activities.
As Mirwaiz addresses Friday sermons after 4 years, former CMs among J&K leaders welcome move
The former chief ministers of erstwhile J&K state and other leaders from different political parties on Friday welcomed the administration’s move to allow Jamia Masjid’s head cleric, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq to deliver Friday sermons after the gap of four years.
The political leaders expressed their views on X (formerly Twitter).
National Conference (NC) Vice President Omar Abdullah hoped that the administration would allow Mirwaiz to move freely, interact with people and resume his social and religious responsibilities.
“I welcome the step taken by the administration in J&K to release Mirwaiz Umar Farooq from house arrest. I hope that they allow him to move freely, interact with people & resume his social/religious responsibilities. Today eyes in Kashmir will be on Mirwaiz as he delivers his first Friday sermon in Jamia Masjid after 2019,” Omar wrote on X.
Former chief minister and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) President, Mehbooba Mufti said that Mirwaiz will walk free after years of LG administration’s denial about his detention.
“Finally Mirwaiz Umer Farooq will walk free after years of LGs admin’s denial about his detention. As a religious head he is held in high regard by muslims across J&K. Unfortunate that a tussle has already begun between BJPs various political outfits to claim credit for his release,” Mehbooba Mufti wrote on X.
Peoples Conference (PC) Chairman and former minister, Sajad Gani Lone welcomed Mirwaiz’s release and stated that he symbolises a tradition, which is primarily religious in nature but also has strong societal connotations.
“Welcome the release of Mirwaiz Umar Farooq sahib. It is a joyous day for all of us to hopefully see him leading the prayers. He symbolises a tradition which is primarily religious in nature but also strong societal connotations. This tradition has been routinely interrupted in the last three decades, by all governments. Hope this tradition proposers uninterrupted,” Sajad Lone wrote on X.
Former minister and Apni Party President, Syed Altaf Bukhari thanked Union Home Minister Amit Shah and Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha for Mirwaiz’s release.
“Deeply gratified & delighted by the long-awaited release of Mirwaiz Sahib. This momentous event has indeed ushered in a collective sigh of relief among the masses, particularly his devoted followers. Thanks to @AmitShah @manojsinha_” Altaf Bukhari wrote on X.
CPI (M) and former legislator, Muhammad Yousuf Tarigami said releasing Mirwaiz from illegal confinement is a welcome move, saying that difference of opinion is an important ingredient of democracy, but it should not be used as an excuse to curtail the fundamental rights of people.
“Releasing Mirwaiz Umar Farooq from illegal confinement is a welcome step. Mirwaiz is a well-respected & influential religious leader. Difference of opinion is an important ingredient of democracy. It should not be used as an excuse to curtail the fundamental rights of people. Hope the government respects different shades of opinions, including the media,” Tarigami wrote on X.
Waqf Board Chairperson and BJP leader, Dr Darakshan Andrabi termed the release of Mirwaiz as an appreciable decision by the administration.
Religious scholars belong to all & no group or political party has a copyright for any religious personality, she said.
“Congratulations to respected Brother #MirwaizUmarFarooq Sahib. It is soothing to see you after a highly appreciable decision by the Administration. Religious scholars belong to all & no group or political party has a copyright for any religious personality. I hope, this time politico-theatrical statements will not shadow the happiness of the release of Mirwaiz. Wishing him great for future,” Dr Darakshan Andrabi wrote on X. KNO
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