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Welcome Indo-Pak renewed engagement on J&K: Omar

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Interacts with number of delegations at Nawa e Subah

(Asian News Hub) – The Jammu and Kashmir National Conference Vice President Omar Abdullah on Wednesday welcomed the renewed bilateral engagement between India and Pakistan after a long hiatus saying the changed understanding of both the neighboring countries vis-à-vis Jammu and Kashmir will act as forerunner of peace and prosperity in the region.

Commenting on a series of initiatives being taken by the GoI, Party‘s Vice President said the renewed outlook  of both the countries give an inkling of a changed mind set towards Jammu and Kashmir. He said the evolving situation has made it pretty clear that the outlook of both the countries has undergone a big change and has been replaced with a policy of peaceful engagement.  He said it was a welcome step that must be carried forward positively.

Party Vice President said this while interacting with a series of delegations of party’s Parent, YNC and Women wing functionaries at Party Headquarters Nawa e Subha, Srinagar. Party General Secretary Ali Mohammad Sagar, party functionaries Ali Mohammad Dar, Tanvir Sadiq, Showkat Mir, Peer Afaq, Imran Nabi Dar, Salman Ali Sagar, Ahsan Pardesi, Sabiya Qadri, Shabir Ahmad, GN Bhat, Jagdish Singh Azad, Anil Dhar, Mohammad Yaqoob Wani were also present.     

Remarking on the development, he said, “We have been pleading with the GOI to restore 4G services   over a period of time, but all of a sudden the service was restored. The let-up to the woes of people wasn’t confined to that measure only. Over the period of time we saw how both the neighboring countries came up with a DGMO level talk on the cessation of violence on the LOC, IB. It was much later, to our surprise though that we were able to learn that the DGMO level formations were a product of diplomatic negotiations, which all of us were unmindful of. Reports of allowing Mirwaiz Umar Farooq to offer congregational prayers at Jamia Masjid after 18 months also gives an insinuation about the changed attitude we hail on account of it being in sync with our stated policy underscoring goodwill between India and Pakistan as a means to foster peace in J&K,” he said.

Exhorting the functionaries, Omar said the heirloom of ideals and values which the party has inherited from the Sher e Kashmir and Madre Meharban will continue to guide our steps.  “At this point we have to concentrate more on making our party stronger at grass root level.

The primary goal is to make the party stronger to face all the challenges which the people of Jammu and Kashmir are facing. But the idea of making the party stronger cannot be realized without the active participation of women folk. A gender neutral development is what has all through been a cornerstone of our party policy.

The need of the hour calls for perking up our efforts to ensure that the women folks aren’t left out in any case since any idea of inclusive polity is impossible without having women in our fold,” he said.Extolling the workers in their unbeaten spirit, he said that despite all the undue intervention from the administration the party workers were able to take on the challenges effectively on their own during the DDC elections.

He asked the workers to keep up the spirit and step up their efforts to figure out the loopholes and subsequently plug them. “One hand DDC elections revealed how deep rooted the party is, but on the other hand various organizational loopholes also surfaced which should not be left unaddressed,” he added.

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Restoration of Article 370 linked with Kashmir’s future generations; will fight for it all alone: Omar Abdullah

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‘We were expecting support from other political parties but they are silent; Unfortunate to see Azad saying it’s useless to talk about Article 370; If special status was hollow, why was it snatched, Our case before SC strong’

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(Asian News Hub) – Former chief minister of J&K and the National Conference vice-president Omar Abdullah Monday said that restoration of article 370 was linked with the future generations of Kashmir and the NC will fight for its restoration all alone.

Addressing a public gathering at Kishtwar, Omar said that it was unfortunate to see silence of the parties who were otherwise expected to raise voice for the restoration of Article 370. “Let me tell you that restoration of Article 370 is linked with Kashmir’s future generations. Now that other parties are silent, we will fight for its restoration all alone,” he said as per news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO).

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He said that it was unfortunate to see senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad stating that it was useless to talk about Article 370 as it has gone forever. “It was the Congress Prime Minister Pandit Jawhar Lal Nehru in whose time Article 370 was extended to J&K. Article 370 is Congress legacy and when there is hearing over it in the Supreme Court, you are announcing your own verdict,” Omar said, adding that J&K’s case in the apex court over Article 370 was very strong.

He said that Article 370 is linked with the people of J&K, their children, their land, and their property etc. “There is no question of keeping mum over it. If other parties have decided to remain silent, no problem, but NC will fight for it all alone along with the people of J&K,” he said.

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PDP creation of BJP leader L K Advani: Altaf Bukhari

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(Asian News Hub) – Former minister and Apni Party chief, Syed Altaf Bukhari on Monday said that Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is the creation of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader L K Advani.

Talking to media persons, as per the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), Bukhari said that PDP is nowhere visible on the ground. “I don’t see PDP anywhere on the ground,” he said when asked about elections in J&K.

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Slamming PDP, Bukhari said the party is creation of senior BJP leader L K Advani.

He alleged that the party is playing dirty politics to push the youth towards graveyard only.

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Govt ready to discuss all issues, answer all questions: PM Modi

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(Asian News Hub) – Ahead of the Winter Session, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said the government is ready to discuss all issues and answer all questions but the dignity of Parliament and the Chair should be maintained, PTI reported.

Speaking with reporters, he said citizens want Parliament to debate on issues of national interest and find ways for development of the country.

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He asserted that the government is ready to discuss all issues and also answer all questions.

The prime minister said the benchmark should be how the House functions and not how it is disrupted.

Voices against government policies should be forceful but dignity of Parliament and the Chair should be maintained, Modi said.He also urged people to stay alert in the wake of the new variant of COVID-19.

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