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BJP, its ilk violating People’s mandate by influencing DDC elections: Sagar

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Nine DDC members, including 8 from NC, One from PAGD call on Sagar, cry bungling, mismanagement in DDC Budgam Chairman Elections; Demand reelection for DDC Chairman Post  

(Asian News Hub) – Nine DDC Members headed by Party’s District President Budgam called on Party General Secretary Ali Muhammad Sagar here at Party Head quarters Nawa e Subha. The delegation of 8 DDC members from NC and one DDC member of PAGD apprised the party general secretary about the clumsy and unfair mode of election and lottery system employed for the election of DDC chairman.

The visiting delegation acquainted how the local administration favored a particular DDC member to benefit him in the election by ditching all established norms and rules. The visiting delegation that called on Sagar included party’s District President Abdul Ahad Dar (DDC-BUDGAM), Nazir Ahmed Jahra (NC-DDC-Surusyar), Bashir Ahmed Bhat ( NC-DDC-Khansaib), Riyaz Ahmed Rather (NC-DDC-Narbal), Sayika Akhtar (NC-DDC-Parneva), Afroza Akhtar (NC-DDC-Nagam), Insha (NC-DDC-Chadoora), Bahir  Ahmed Dar (NC- DDC- Pakhar Pura) and Saima Jan (PAGD-DDC-BK-Pura) rued the prejudiced manner in which the entire election process was conducted.

Interacting with the visiting delegation, Party General Secretary said that such measures undermine the democratic moorings of the country and violate the mandate of people.

“Through DDC elections, the people of J&K had conveyed a message. The BJP and its ilk are unfortunately making an error in reading it. In a curious turn of events it is nose diving to the lowest ebb of political impropriety in a gambit to grab power in DDCs using intimidation, coercion and state apparatus to achieve that end.

The rampant instances of defection , and crossovers  using coercion, intimidation and bullying post DDC elections  in Shopian, Srinagar, Budgam and elsewhere in Jammu and Kashmir is a telling indictment  of the BJP’s brand of politics,” he said.

Later the DDC members held a protest demonstration before Media and said that the approach employed by District Budgam officials has raised question mark on the entire process and quivered by its failure to make a mark in the DDC polls, the BJP and its ilk is employing all dishonest means to benefit its Team-B to grab DDCs.

BJP seems to have shun all its inhibitions in winning crossovers through hook or crook. “The procedure of the lottery was carried out in an unfair manner. The DC wrote the names of the two contenders on a piece of paper in an arbitrary manner, and asked the clerk sitting next to him to choose between the two slips. The clerk had already seen the concerned DC scribble the names of two contenders on the paper.

No sooner than NC DDC members stepped at the venue, the authorities started intimidating the DDC members to ensure benefit to a particular candidate.  Having failed to make any mark in the elections, the BJP, and its ilk is now resorting to all illicit means to grab the power by coercing and intimidating DDC members in one way or another.

We had participated in the elections to ensure that the sacred space of democracy is used to benefit the people, but contrary to their claims on strengthening grassroots democracy; the government is derailing democracy and setting wrong precedence by stooping to such stumpy levels of political impropriety and fraudulence. Thus we demand re-election for the post of chairperson,” he said. 

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Amit Shah warns Pakistan, refers to surgical strike

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(Asian News Hub) – In a warning to Islamabad, Union home minister Amit Shah on Thursday said there was a time when there used to be talks when India’s border came under attack. But now, India gives a befitting reply to attacks, the home minister said in Goa as he remembered 2016’s surgical strike, Hindustan times reported.

“Surgical strike under PM Modi and former defence minister Manohar Parrikar was an important step. We sent out a message that no one can disturb India’s borders. There was a time for talks, But now is the time to reciprocate,” Shah said remembering the contribution of Goa’s Manohar Parrikar as the defence minister. The home minister was speaking at the foundation stone laying ceremony of the National Forensic Sciences University in Goa.

“When the militants attacked Poonch, India gave a befitting reply in the form of surgical strike. That was the beginning of a new chapter when India conveyed the message that it will give a reply in the same language,” Amit Shah said as per Hindustan times.

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The home minister’s message comes at a time when militant activities have seen an uptick in J&K and many civilians have been killed in the last few days.

The rise of the Taliban in Afghanistan is being globally seen as an impetus to terror activities, against which India has issued stern messages on international platforms as well.

On September 229, 2016, the Indian Army carried out surgical strikes on terrorist launch pads across the Line of Control, in a response to the terrorist attack on Uri.

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India won’t exist if storm of division of communities doesn’t stop forthwith: Dr Farooq Abdullah

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Says In Kashmir, Muslims, Sikhs, Pandits, Buddhists have to stay united to defeat designs of those killing minorities; leaders leaving parties happens in politics, nothing new in it

(Asian News Hub) – National Conference president Dr Farooq Abdullah Wednesday said that a storm has engulfed the entire Indian where communities are being divided and if the same won’t stop forthwith, the country won’t exist anymore.

Talking to reporters at Gurdwara Shaheed Bunga Baghat Barzulla Srinagar, Dr Farooq said that it’s a storm that has gripped entire India. “Muslims, Sikhs and Hindus are being divided across the country. If this won’t stop forthwith, India won’t exist,” the NC chief said as per news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO).

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On Kour’s killing, Dr Farooq said that Mulsims, Sikhs and Pandits have to be united and face the killers together. “We have to fight the enemies unitedly and don’t need to be afraid of them,” he said.

Asked about former NC leaders Devender Singh Rana and Surjeet Singh Salathia leaving the party, Dr Farooq said: “In politics leaders leaving parties happens. This isn’t anything new.”

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Hike in petrol, diesel prices due to free COVID-19 vaccines: MoS Petroleum Rameswar Teli

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(Asian News Hub) – Union minister of state for petroleum and natural gas Rameswar Teli on Saturday said that the price for the vaccines is being collected by levying taxes on diesel and petrol. He also said that the price of fuel is not that high when the taxes levied is factored in, Hindustan times reported.

“Fuel prices aren’t high but include the tax levied. You must’ve taken a free vaccine, where will the money come from,” Teli was quoted as saying by news agency ANI. “You haven’t paid the money, this is how it was collected,” Teli said.

Soaring fuel prices across the country have dampened the mood ahead of the festive season. Petrol prices recorded on Monday across the country remained above Rs100. Monday was the seventh straight day of price hike which pushed the fuel prices to a new record high.

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