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GOI busy wooing foreign envoys through guided tours to seek “all is well” certificate: Mehbooba Mufti

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“People of J&K robbed of their constitutional rights, dissent muzzled.”  

(Asian News Hub) – The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) president and former Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti has termed the efforts of the Government of India to paint an “all is well “picture of the situation in Jammu & Kashmir in front of the foreign envoys as hogwash even as the people of state live in misery devoid and robbed of their constitutional rights.

Addressing the first party workers convention of district Baramulla  after  August 5, 2019, Mehbooaba said that the very efforts smack of ill intention when the govt instead of trying to win hearts of minds of the people of the state, is seeking character certificate from the envoys of foreign nations through guided tours to misrepresent the situation on ground.

“Instead of winning the hearts and minds of the people of J&K, New Delhi puts all its efforts to woo foreign envoys and seek their certificate on the situation here. Whereas the fact of the matter is that having almost a million personnel on ground in J&K the government still feels insecure,” she said.

“No matter what they try to project in these guided tours, the world knows the reality of Kashmir. Where people have been robbed of their constitutional rights, voices muzzled and hundreds put in prisons without a rhyme or reason,” she added.

“Though they want to change the goal posts, restoration of the special constitutional position of J&K and resolution of the larger political issue through dialogue & reconciliation remain fundamental demands & desires of the people. No amount of coercion can change that,” Mehbooba said.

The PDP president arrived to a rousing welcome by party workers of the district. After addressing the convention, she also met several public delegations from Baramulla, Sopore, Sangrama, Tangmarg, Pattan & Uri who raised several issues and sought PDP president’s interventions to mitigate the problems faced by them. She gave patient hearing to the delegations and assured all possible help.

The convention was also addressed by Party’s Media head & Spokesperson Syed Suhail Bukhari, District President Jalal ud din shah, Senior leader Ghulam Rasool Mir, constituency In charges Shabir ahmad mir & Advocate Mohammad Inayat, Distrct Development Board Members Qurat ul Bashir and Razia Hassan.

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Arrest those involved in killing non-locals, minority community members to expose larger plan: Ghulam Nabi Azad

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Says Crackdown on bikers highly condemnable, can prove counter-productive for Govt; No development taking place in J&K, Poverty, unemployment touching new heights

(Asian News Hub) – Senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad while expressing his concern over the spate of selected killings Wednesday stated that those involved in the act should be arrested to expose the real plans.

He, however, said that the intense frisking and massive crackdown on the bikers was causing huge inconveniences to the general public.

“I met people of almost 11 districts and all have condemned the killing of non-locals and selected killings,” he told reporters as per news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) at his Hyderpora residence in Srinagar.

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He said that there is no development taking place in J&K as construction material has become very costly and poverty is at its peak across in Kashmir as well as Jammu region. “Unemployment is touching new heights and people are becoming poorer day by day,” he said, adding that the only solution to the problem was restoration of statehood and to ensure elected government.

“The job of bureaucrats is to check and clear files and projects etc. Politician has a separate responsibility that of serving people on ground,” he said. “Hoping that J&K would prosper without elected government is the big mistake. We can’t even wait till militancy ends and development would take place. The solution is that while curbing militancy, development must go on as well.”

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He said due to steep rise in petrol, majority of people prefer two-wheelers like scooters and bikes but unfortunately, massive crackdown on bikers is highly condemnable. “This will further cause anger among the masses against government. Instead of taking pro-people steps, government is causing huge inconvenience for the general public,” Azad said. “We need to create a peaceful environment so that tourists arrive and people live in peace. Government must take positive steps in that direction.”

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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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