News Briefs for 14 February 2022
By abrogating article 370, Kashmir issue made more complicated: Mehbooba MuftiSrinagar 13 Feb: Peoples Democratic Party president, Mehbooba Mufti on Sunday said that the country is not being run on constitution but on the agenda of the BJP. Addressing a press conference at her Gupkar residence, she said that J&K is a political issue but BJP is trying to give it another shape by making it a religious issue. Jammu and Kashmir has been made a laboratory and Hijab has been made an issue just because it represents a particular communitys symbol.
Kashmir incomplete without Kashmiri Pandits, forces inimical to peace will be defeated: Nasir Aslam WaniJammu February 13 13 Feb: ( KNS ) The Jammu and Kashmir National Conference on Sunday said that it won`t allow forces of disharmony to divide people in Jammu and Kashmir, saying that the party is working for unity among all communities with a common dream of having J&Ks democratic and constitutional rights restored. This was said by the Party Provincial President, Kashmir Nasir Aslam Wani today at Jagti Migrant camp Jammu, where he presided over a meet organised by NC Minority wing President MK Yogi. Senior leaders Mubarak Gul, PP Jammu Rattan Lal Gupta also spoke on the occasion.
New delimitation draft proposal is to create political equality between two regions of the same entity called J&K: Dr Darakhshan AndrabiSrinagar February 13 13 Feb: ( KNS ) Looking at delimitation proposals through myopic lenses is divisive. It is shameful to see the advocates of regional discrimination continuing with the rhetoric of communal exploitation for petty political interests. This is a positive proposal to usher a new era of political equality between two regions of the same unit called J&K, said Dr Darakhshan Andrabi while addressing a Press Conference at Dak Bunglaow Anantnag.
Rising unemployment rate is Alarming in J&K. JKPMSrinagar February 13 13 Feb: (KNS) Jammu and Kashmir People`s Movement President Dr Gh Mustafa Khan expresses concerns over rising unemployment in Jammu and Kashmir and urging government to regularize daily wagers, casual labour`s, HDF workers, Rehbar e Khel teachers and othe need base workers working in various departments on priority basis as per the promises and assurances given by the respective governments. Dr Mustafa Khan said all tall claims of present J&K government to provide jobs to the youths as promised by former governor Satya Pal Malik in various press conferences after the abrogation of 370 and 35A were prove completely false as unemployment rate of Jammu and Kashmir is higher than other states of India. The rising unemployment rate shows the failure of present government dispensation at all fronts.
Schools To Reopen In Kashmir After Winter Break: GovtJammu 13 Feb: The Jammu and Kashmir State Executive Committee (SEC) on Sunday announced the lifting of the night curfew after almost six months and opening of educational institutions in a phased manner beginning Monday amid a decline in COVID-19 cases. The SEC also attendance at indoor gatherings to 50 per cent of the authorized capacity against the previous 25 per cent, while cinema halls, theatres, restaurants, clubs, gymnasiums and swimming pools were permitted to function at 25 per cent of the authorized capacity with due precautions. Announcing the guidelines on Sunday after a fresh review of the COVID-19 situation, the SEC, which met under the chairmanship of Chief Secretary A K Mehta, said all universities, colleges, polytechnics and ITIs shall commence routine offline classes teaching from February 14.
Abdullah advocates India-Pak talksSrinagar 13 Feb: Asserting that some radical elements were trying to divide the people of the country on communal lines amid the hijab controversy, National Conference president Farooq Abdullah on Sunday said everyone has the right to wear whatever they want and is free to practice his or her religious beliefs. He also targeted the delimitation commission and said it is totally wrong . The country is equal for all.
BJP happy with delimitation draft, filing some suggestions: RainaJammu 13 Feb: Dispelling notions that his party is not happy with the draft Delimitation Commission proposal, Jammu and Kashmir BJP chief Ravinder Raina on Sunday said concerns raised by party activists and the public have been noted and a few suggestions are being filed. Raina dismissed the opposition outcry on the draft proposal, saying it has become a routine for parties like the Congress, National Conference and the PDP to raise a question mark and unleash propaganda on every good work done to provide justice to those marginalised over the decades under their rule. The Delimitation Commission, in its draft report, has proposed an overhaul of Assembly and Lok Sabha constituencies in Jammu and Kashmir, triggering protests from all political parties in the union territory.