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‘No longer part of PAGD’; Sajad Lone writes to Dr Farooq Abdullah

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Srinagar, Jan 19: The Jammu and Kashmir People’s Conference chairman, Sajad Gani Lone Tuesday wrote a letter to President PAGD, Dr Farooq Abdullah, stating that his party is no longer part of the PAGD.

In his letter, a copy of which lies with the news agency—KNO, Sajad Lone has stated the the purpose and sentiment of the PAGD was not being followed on the ground.

“This alliance needed sacrifice. Every party had to sacrifice on the ground in terms of giving space to fellow allies. No party is willing to cede space, no party is willing to sacrifice. We fought against each other in Kashmir province not against the perpetrators of August 5. And those who perpetrated August 5 and their minions are now vocally gleeful,” Sajad Lone mentions in his letter.

He further stated that it is difficult for them to stay on and pretend as if nothing has happened.

“There has been a breach of trust between partners which we believe is beyond remedy. The majoritarian view in our party is the we should pull out of the alliance in an amicable manner rather than waiting for things to get messier. And I am confirming that we will no longer be a part of the PAGD alliance,” he said.

He further stated that he would, however, want to add that they are divorcing from the alliance not its objectives.

“We will continue to adhere to the objectives that we set out when this alliance was made. And the PAGD leadership should be assured that we will extend support on all issues which fall within the ambit of stated objectives. We have issued clear instructions to all party leaders not to issue any statements against PAGD alliance or its leaders,” the letter reads.

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MeT forecasts mainly dry weather in J&K for 24 hrs

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Srinagar, Aug 09: Weatherman has forecasted mainly dry weather with possibility of isolated light rain and thunderstorm over Jammu and Kashmir in next 24 hours.

Also Read: Youm-e-Ashura | Restrictions will be on some traffic routes of Sgr due to huge gathering in rallies: Sgr Police

A meteorological department official here said that in the last 24 hours till 0830 hours, Bhaderwah received 8.1 mm of rain followed Pahalgam with 5.6 mm, Gulmarg 2.8 mm while Srinagar had traces of it.

Regarding minimum temperature, he said, there was increase in mercury at most places in Kashmir and Jammu division.

Srinagar, he said, recorded a low of 20.3°C against 19.8°C on the previous night. The temperature was 1.7°C above normal during this time of the year for the summer capital.

Qazigund recorded a low of 17.7°C against 19.0°C on the previous night. The temperature was 1.2°C above normal there, he told GNS.

Also Read: LG remembers sacrifice of the martyrs of Karbala on the eve of Ashura

In Pahalgam, the mercury settled at 16.0°C against 15.8°C on the previous night and it was 3.0°C above normal for the south Kashmir resort.

Kokernag recorded a low of 17.6°C against 17.3°C on the previous night and it was 1.8°C above normal for the place, he said.

World famous Gulmarg resort recorded a low of 11.0°C against 10.2°C on the previous night. However it was 1.1°C ‘below’ normal for the north Kashmir place.

Kupwara town saw a low of 17.6°C same as recorded on previous night and it was 0.3°C above normal for the place during this time of the season, the official told Global News Service.

Jammu recorded a low of 27.0°C against 26.4°C on the previous night. It was 1.9°C above normal for J&K’s winter capital, he said.

Banihal recorded a low of 19.0°C, Batote 19.5°C, Katra 24.6°C, Bhadarwah 18.8°C and Kathua 24.4°C.

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LG remembers sacrifice of the martyrs of Karbala on the eve of Ashura

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Srinagar, Aug 08: Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha remembered the sacrifice of the martyrs of Karbala on the eve of Ashura, the 10th day of Muharram.

Also Read: Youm-e-Ashura | Restrictions will be on some traffic routes of Sgr due to huge gathering in rallies: Sgr Police

In his message, the Lt Governor said, martyrdom of Hazrat Imam Hussain (AS) and his companions has guided the humanity to strive for justice, values and righteousness.

The Lt Governor prayed for peace and prosperity in J&K, and urged the people to be kind, compassionate and work for the needy and underprivileged.

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Youm-e-Ashura | Restrictions will be on some traffic routes of Sgr due to huge gathering in rallies: Sgr Police

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Srinagar, Aug 08: Ashura, the 10th day of holy month Muharram, will be observed with religious zeal and fervour across Kashmir tomorrow (Tuesday). However, except Abi Guzar locality, no restrictions shall be imposed anywhere on rallies in Srinagar, officials said. However, curbs will remain in place for traffic on various routes of the city due to huge gatherings in rallies.

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The 10th Muharram is observed as Youm-e-Ashura when over 1,400 years ago, Imam Hussain (AS), the grandson of Prophet Muhammad (SAW) was martyred along with his family members and companions in Karbala, Iraq.

According to the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), the biggest Muharram procession is scheduled to be carried out in Bota Kadal area to Zadibal area to remember the sacrifices of Karbala martyrs.

The Muharram procession will also be taken out at Bemina and other places including Budgam district, in Pattan and Delina areas of Baramulla district, Wularhama Pahalgam, Sofi Pora, Halkha, Chaturgund in South Kashmir.

Meanwhile, on the eve of Ashura, the authorities here have decided not to impose any restrictions of internet in Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir.

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A top police official said: “There will be curbs on traffic movement on traffic routes of Srinagar due to huge gatherings in rally/rallies,” a top police official told KNO.

Pertinently, the Muharram processions were taken out today in Baba Demb area, Rainawari and Gow Kadal areas of Srinagar in which large number of Shia Muslims participated and paid tributes to the Karbala martyrs.

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