News Briefs for 23 September 2022
Parades in Jammu to celebrate Dogra rulers birth anniversary Jammu , September 23 : Dressed to the nines, residents of Jammu on Friday took out parades across the city to celebrate the birth anniversary of Maharaja Hari Singh, the last Dogra ruler of Jammu and Kashmir. The Lieutenant Governor administration had recently declared the birth anniversary of Maharaja Hari Singh, which falls on September 23, as an annual holiday in the Union Territory. The celebrations started with the great grandsons of Maharaja Hari Singh offering prayers at the Ranbeshwar temple in the city early in the morning.
Wont take much time to wipe out all militants: DGP Srinagar , September 23 : J&K Director General of Police (DGP) Dilbagh Singh on Friday said that a lot has been done to wipe out anti-peace elements, including militants, and it won't take much time to clear off the remaining ones. Talking to reporters on the sidelines of the 'Pedal For Peace' event here, the DGP said that there were many thorns in the garden of peace that were removed by police. “Those remaining will be removed as well and that won't take much time,” he said. He said that the Hurriyat and other anti-peace elements used to play a “bloody game” in Kashmir on behalf of their mentors. “Almost all the anti-peace elements have been wiped out and those remaining will be cleared off soon,” Singh said.
Azad praises Maharaja Hari Singh's administration, policies Srinagar, September 23 : Senior Political Leader Ghulam Nabi Azad says dogra ruler Maharaja Hari Singh's well organised public administration system , people friendly policies were milestones in J&K's development. In a statement issued to Kashmir News Service (KNS), Azad said that he remembers the true visionary, patriot and the last Dogra ruler of J&K, Maharaja Hari Singhji on his birth anniversary today. The statement added: It is pertinent to recall the sea of changes in J&K brought in by Maharaja Hari Singh.
No efforts from govt in reviving sick industrial units across J&K: Masoodi Srinagar, September 23 : The Jammu and Kashmir National Conference leader and MP Anantnag Hasnain Masoodi today rued the lack of government inaction in reviving sick industrial units in Jammu and Kashmir. Assailing repeated failures of the government in reviving the sick industrial units across JK, Masoodi said that small scale manufacturers in JK see a bleak future for themselves. “Due to covid induced lockdowns our businesses instead of growing have turned into non-performing assets (NPAs) and more than 30 percent unit holders have become totally bankrupt in the state since August 2019.
Only NC can resolve political and developmental aspirations of people : Ahsan Pardesi Srinagar, September 23 : The Jammu and Kashmir National Conference on Friday said that political void in Kashmir has deepened the woes of people, saying only NC can offer a road map for the future of Jammu and Kashmir. This was said by Provincial Vice President Ahsan Pardesi while presiding over a meeting of party's local unit functionaries at Zewan block Khanmouh Srinagar. He said the lingering absence of democratic setup has sunk every vital sector be it economy, agriculture or governance.
Release Mirwaiz before Rabiul Awal:Anjuman Auqaf Jama Masjid Srinagar, September 23 : Anjuman Auqaf Jama Masjid Srinagar termed it condemnable its head and Mirwaiz-e-Kashmir Muhammad Umar Farooq was not allowed to leave his residence for delivering the Friday sermon at the historic central Jama Masjid Srinagar. The Anjuman said, 'like the previous several Fridays, additional police and other paramilitary forces were deployed today outside the Nigeen residence of Mirwaiz-e-Kashmir." "Since 5 August 2019, Mirwaiz's has not been allowed to deliver any friday sermon at Jamia Masjid due to his continuous arbitrary and illegal detention; and a large number of Muslims from across the valley who come to the Jama Masjid Srinagar to offer Friday prayers and benefit from Mirwaiz's sermons and guidance have been deprived of it due to his continued house arrest", the statement said.
Supreme Court to Hear Pleas Challenging J&K Special Status Abrogation After Dussehra Srinagar, September 23 : The Supreme Court on Friday said that it will list the petitions challenging the abrogation of the special status of Jammu and Kashmir under Article 3 after Dussehra festival. Chief Justice of India UU Lalit said , "We will certainly list that" in response to an urgent mention made by a counsel to list the matters. It may be noted that in 2019 the petitions were referred to a Constitution Bench comprising Justices N V Ramana, Sanjay Kishan Kaul, R Subhash Reddy, one of the members of the bench, retired in January this year.