16 September 2022 News

News Briefs for 16 September 2022

GoI To Grant Land Ownership Rights To West Pakistan Refugees

Jammu , September 16 : In a major decision, the Centre is set to grant land ownership rights to West Pakistan refugees (WPR) in Jammu and Kashmir. After the abrogation of Article 370, the Centre has initiated an exercise through which the ownership rights will be granted to the WPRs over lands measuring 46,666 Kanals that were allotted to them before the abrogation of Article 370. Officials said these lands are in Jammu, Samba and Kathua districts and were allotted to the WPRs in 1954 after they migrated to the Indian side of the International Border.

Govt Orders Smooth Movement Of Fruit, Vegetable Trucks In Kashmir

Srinagar , September 16 : The Jammu and Kashmir government on Friday directed the concerned officials of the Union Territory to ensure smooth movement of trucks carrying fruit and vegetable to various markets. The directions were issued by Additional Chief Secretary (ACS), Agriculture Production Department (APD), Atal Dulloo who chaired a meeting at civil secretariat here to discuss the issues pertaining to the movement of trucks carrying fruits and vegetables through the National Highway and other roads in the valley. “Dulloo directed the concerned authorities to take immediate measures so that fruit-laden trucks are provided a smooth passage,” an official spokesman said.

Jammu celeberates declaration of Maharaja Hari Singh’s birthday as public holiday

Jammu , September 16 : Celebrations broke out at various places in Jammu on Friday as people danced to tunes of drumbeats and distributed sweets following the declaration of Maharaja Hari Singh’s birth anniversary on September 23 as a public holiday. Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha said the decision has been taken in view of the aspirations and feelings of the people and the great contribution of the Maharaja. People assembled at different places, particularly at Tawi bridge, and danced to tunes of drumbeats and distributed sweets as they hailed the government’s move as “historic” and “monumental”.

Mehbooba condemns booking religious scholars under PSA

Srinagar , September 16 : PDP president Mehbooba Mufti on Friday condemned the booking of clerics under the Public Safety Act by the Jammu and Kashmir administration. “If normalcy as claimed by GOI has indeed returned to J&K with zero incidents of stone pelting & other activities considered anti-national, why are they booking religious scholars under draconian laws like PSA?” Mehbooba said in a tweet. “Outrightly condemn such actions that reflect BJPs communal mindset.”The Peoples Democratic Party president was reacting to government’s move to book five people, including three clerics, under the stringent Public Safety Act.

Political opponents aren’t enemies: Omar responds to Twitter video featuring J&K BJP chief

Srinagar , September 16 : Political opponents are not enemies and politics is not about division and hatred, National Conference vice president Omar Abdullah said on Friday. His remarks were in response to a video posted on Twitter wherein a netizen hinted at some backdoor understanding between the National Conference (NC) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). In the video, Jammu and Kashmir BJP chief Ravinder Raina describes Abdullah as a “gem” among top political leaders in the Union territory.

Sajjad wanted to be CM with only 6 MLAs: Governor Malik

New Delhi , September 16 : Peoples Conference leader Sajjad Lone wanted to be chief minister just before the dissolution of the Assembly in 2018 although he had only six MLAs, the erstwhile state’s last governor Satya Pal Malik has said. Throwing light on behind-the-scenes political manoeuvring that preceded the dissolution of the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly by him in 2018, Malik, now the governor of Meghalaya, described Lone as the “blue-eyed boy” of the Centre. He said he had asked Lone to write to him about the support he enjoyed in the 87-member House.