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Resolution of Kashmir issue imperative for peace, development: Mehbooba

Bats for dialogue with internal stakeholders, Pakistan

Poonch, Jan 31: Asserting that iron fist policy of union government is bound to prove counterproductive, former Chief Minister and President Peoples Democratic Party Ms Mehbooba Mufti Sunday said that resolution of Kashmir issue was imperative for steering Jammu and Kashmir out of present turmoil and ensure lasting peace and development.

“Peace has to be restored on border, the daily rush to Kashmir graveyards has to end, the bloodshed of our youngsters has to stop and for all this resolution of Kashmir issue was essential”, Ms Mehbooba said while addressing party workers, here today, on the second day of her three day visit to border districts of Rajouri-Poonch.

She was accompanied by General Secretary and former MLC Surinder Choudhary, former legislators Yashpal Sharma, Firdous Tak, MR Qureshi and senior party leaders including Vijay Dogra, Satpal Charak, Rajinder Manhas, Varinder Singh Sonu, Shamim Dar, district president, Shamim Ganai, Advocate Maroof Hussain, Javaid Choudhary, Lala Manzoor, Gurmeet Singh Raja, Zahida Choudhary, Parvaiz Wafa, Aazam Sagar, Najeeb Mughal, Naresh Sharma, Advocate Syed Taj Hussain, Advocate Majid Shah and Rajat Gupta.

She said that Kashmir issue was neither religious nor law and order problem as projected by the ruling Bhartiya Janta Party but it is completely political with its origin in a series of betrayals with people of Jammu and Kashmir.

“The resolution of this issue has to go through the roadmap proposed and implemented by Peoples Democratic Party during its short stints in power. There is no alternate to the Mufti Muhammad Sayeed’s vision of peace with dignity and the agenda of PDP is more relevant today than ever”, she said while advocating for the dialogue with neighbouring country and internal stakeholders especially youth.

Terming August 5, 2019 as the darkest day in Indian history, the former Chief Minister said that union government will have to restore the special status of Jammu and Kashmir with all its safeguards.

“The struggle is tough and full of challenges and I am ready to face any consequences for my resolve”, she said while asserting the party leaders to strengthen the party at gross root level in order to enable the organization to fight the long and tough battle.“We have pledged to take back what was snatched illegally, undemocratically and unconstitutionally from us.

This is not an easy task and we are already facing testing times but no power on earth can deny us our right if we have steadfastness and determination in our resolve”, she said.

Ms Mehbooba said that contrary to the claims of union ministers in their elections rallies across the country, the situation is grim in Jammu and Kashmir and people are facing suffocated and pushed to walls. “The democratic space has been squeezed and silence is being enforced through coercive measures.

The younger generation is today more alienated and dejected than it was ever and its consequences are grave”, she said.Expressing gratitude to the party workers across Jammu and Kashmir who have stood firm with her despite coercive measures by the administration she said, “The union government made every attempt to weaken PDP for the sole reason to end resistance to its iron fist policy in the erstwhile Jammu and Kashmir.

Our leaders continue to languish behind bars, the workers are being harassed and even administration was being used to put pressure on PDP supporters to leave the organization or face consequences”, she said adding that the support of her party workers has strengthen her resolve to fight for the aspirations of people.

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Labourer hit by stone while loading tipper at Zewan, dies

Driver killed in Ramban

(Asian News Hub) – A labourer died on Friday evening after he was hit by a stone while loading a tipper in Zewan area of Pampore.

Official sources told the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) that a labourer identified as Parvaiz Ahmad Wani, son of Bashir Ahmad Wani of Aripora Zewan was hit by a stone when he was loading a tipper at Stone Quarry Shal Guph Aripora area in Zewan, leaving him seriously wounded.

The injured labourer was immediately taken to Sub District Hospital (SDH) Pampore wherefrom he was shifted to SMHS hospital for specialized treatment, they said.

However, they added that the injured laboured succumbed to his injuries on way to the hospital.

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As schools partially re-open, students demand March session examination

Huzaiful Reyaz

(Asian News Hub) – As the educational institutions, including schools have partially re-opened for vaccinated students of higher classes, the students are urging authorities to conduct exams in March so that they can comfortably complete their syllabus.

Taking to Asian News Hub, students said that they are not prepared for exams which are likely to be held in last week of October, giving the reason that their studies had got affected by lockdown and that they haven’t completed the syllabus.

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A group of class 12 students told Asian News Hub that their syllabus is incomplete and it will take them at least 3-4 months to complete remaining part of their syllabus and to prepare for their board examination.

“While exams are knocking the door, we haven’t even completed half of the syllabus yet. Online classes didn’t clear the concept, they were of no use. Now as schools have reopened, goverment should allow us to attend physical classes for these months, and should held exams in March, so that our study goes unaffected,” said Falak, a student from Srinagar.

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Another student saying same said that it will take them atleast three months to complete the syllabus and goverment notification where they said they are holding exams in October has put them in depression.

“We haven’t been to school this year. The online classes are of no use compared to physical classes. Most part of our syllabus is incomplete, we aren’t prepared, we need time for preparation,” another student said.

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While we tried to contact the officials in Jammu and Kashmir Board of School Education, however we failed.

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Kulgam girl’s innovate lid opener for chemical bottles bags national award

(Asian News Hub) – A 19-year-old girl from South Kashmir’s Kulgam district has earned a rare honour by winning national ‘Inspire-Manak’ award for inventing the lid opener for chemical bottles.

Mehvish Riyaz (19) a resident of Akhran village of Kulgam in South Kashmir, has received an award for innovation at the National Science Exhibition held recently.

A student of the local government school, Mehvish’s success has brought cheers to her school teachers while making her parents proud.

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Minister of State (Independent Charge), Ministry of Science and Technology and Earth Sciences Dr Jitendra Singh conferred award to Mehvish in the award function of 8th NLEPC-2021 for INSPIRE-MANAK.

Mehvish and her father Riyaz Ahmad while speaking with news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) gave all credit to the school teachers for her success.

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“My daughter and two other children were studying in a private school. I shifted them to the government school because of its reputation,” Riyaz said.

“When you get ideas you do not know whether it is a hobby or an interest. I call it an interest because I like what I do. Since childhood, I was much aligned to all this stuff,” said Mehvish, adding that it was all possible because of her teachers and parents.

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Mahvish’s model on bottle opener for chemicals won her the ‘Inspire-Manak’ National award.

Mahvish’s invented lid opener for chemical bottles is useful and can solve problems of dealing with chemicals in a laboratory or in industry.

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Her model was presented to and judged by various scientific innovation organizations at the exhibition.

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