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Scrapping of scheme has lead our families on the verge of starvation: SHG

Jahangir Sofi

(Asian News Hub) – Self Help Group of Engineers Wednesday said that there scrapping of scheme has left hundreds of families towards starvation.

The SHG demanded restoration of the scheme which was scrapped on 10-08-2020 by the Government.

The scheme was launched way back in 2003 in the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir by then State Government for the un-employed technocrats of all streams and was given as alternative to the Government Job.

According to News Agency – KNO President SHG Syed Parvez while addressing the media said, ” Scrapping of the Scheme has lead thousands of Engineers heart broken, we were not burden on state ex-chequer, we were ‘Aatmi Nirbar’ and were generating the avenues of revenue of others who were working with Self Help Groups.”

In a statement issued to media the SHG said, ” We fail to understand why the Government wants to push the whole Un-employed youth of J&K to beg on the roads, what is our fault why the state Administration snatched this self employment (ATMNIRBAR) scheme to we people.”

Pertinently the SHG has protested many times in the past for revocation of the order of scrapping the scheme.

“We have also raised our issues with the Parliamentarian Standing Committee who recently visited the Kashmir valley, they also have assured us that we will take your genuine issue with the Hon’ble Lieutenant Governor”, read the statement.

The SHG while addressing the media said, disbanding of the scheme has lead their families on the verge of starvation and there are no other means of to earn their livelihood as most of the technocrats have crossed their age limit to get any other job.

The Self Help Group of Engineers during their presser appealed the LG Manoj Sinha to restore this innovative ATMNIRBAR scheme as early as possible.

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In absence of family, Muslim neighbours perform last rites of elderly Pandit in Pulwama

(Asian News Hub) – The Muslim neighbours in Tahab locality of South Kashmir’s Pulwama district performed the last rites of an elderly Kashmiri Pandit on Saturday.

According to the news agency—KNO, Pandit Makhan Lal (70) breathed his last at his home in Tahab on Friday late night, plunging the whole locality in mourning.

Soon after the news of his death spread, the local Muslims made special arrangements to perform his last rites. They also ferried firewood to cremate the deceased.

“It is in our Islam to take care of our neighbours irrespective of their religion,” Zubair, a local resident said.

He said that his family members were in Jammu and it is their duty to perform his last rites.

Makhan Lal was a retired employee in BSNL and died after brief illness. He is survived by three daughters and two sons.

Notably, Makhan Lal was the maternal uncle of chief medical officer Pulwama, Dr Ramesh Mall.

Pandit families who are residing in Tahab locality did not migrate from Kashmir valley during the early 1990’s and instead decided to stay put. Since then the two communities have lived in the locality in harmony and have always shown compassion to each other.


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CRPF man among six die of Covid-19 in Kashmir, toll 2,678 in J&K

(Asian News Hub) – At least six persons including a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), who were tested positive for COVID-19, died on Saturday evening in Kashmir, taking the toll of deaths to 2,678 in Jammu and Kashmir.

An official told that six patients who died include 50-year-old CRPF man of 96 BN posted in Anantnag, 45-year-old man from Rajbagh, 58-year-old woman from Harwan, 55-year-old man from Chadoora, 50-year-old man from Iddgha and 85-year-old woman from Chadoora.

He said that three deaths were reported at Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) Soura while one death was reported at SMHS Hospital Srinagar.

He further added that one each death was reported at JVC Bemina and CD Hospital Dalgate.

With six fresh fatalities, the death toll related to Covid-19 in Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir mounted to 2,678.


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CRPF man dies of Covid-19 at SKIMS Soura

(Asian News Hub) – A Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) man, who was tested positive for COVID-19, died on Saturday at SK Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) Srinagar.

An official told that a CRPF man identified as Abhimaniya Sahu of 96 BN CRPF posted at Mattan area of South Kashmir’s Anantnag district died at SKIMS Soura days after testing positive for COVID-19.

He said that the CRPF man was admitted in the hospital on Saturday morning where as, breathed his last this evening.


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