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Digvijay Singh targets Geelani, asks Mufti Govt to protect Constitution

Congress leader Digvijay Singh on Monday said it is the responsibility of the Jammu and Kashmir Government to protect the Constitution and take concrete steps against the people who do not believe in it. “It is the government’s responsibility to take concrete steps against people who do not have faith in the Constitution. In Kashmir, whichever government has been elected, it is their responsibility to protect the Constitution,” said Singh while commenting on separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani’s recent remark on the waiving of Pakistani flags in the state. “Strict action should be taken against people like Geelani who do not have faith in it,” he added. Geelani had yesterday said that Pakistani flags will continue to be hoisted …

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Whatever our objectives are, we will achieve them: Mufti Sayeed on AFSPA


Days after Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar ruled out revocation of AFSPA from Jammu and Kashmir, Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed today said his Government would “achieve its objective” with regard to the controversial Act in the State. “I know everything. I know what to do and what not to do. Whatever we have to do, we will do that,” Sayeed told reporters on the sidelines of an inauguration ceremony of an International Buyer-Seller Meet at the SKICC here. Asked about Parikkar’s statement that Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) was mandatory if the Army had to be deployed in Jammu and Kashmir or any other State for internal security, the chief minister said “whatever our objectives are, we will achieve …

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Will work towards removing Art. 370 when we’ve enough numbers in Parliament: BJP

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BJP today said that the abrogation of Article 370 of the Constitution continues to be part of the party’s core ideology and it will work in that direction whenever it garners the required numbers in Parliament. “As far as the abrogation of Article 370 is concerned, it continues to be part of the core ideology of BJP but right now we don’t have enough numbers in Parliament to do away with it, but in future when we have the required numbers we will work towards its removal,” BJP national spokesperson Sambit Patra told reporters here today. Repealing Article 370, which grants special status to the state of Jammu and Kashmir, would require a two-third majority in Parliament as the Constitution …

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Return to Kashmir birthright of Kashmiri Pandits: Jitendra Singh

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Hitting out at those opposing the government’s rehabilitation plan for Kashmiri Pandits, Union Minister Jitendra Singh today said it was the birthright of the community to settle in the Valley and reiterated the Centre’s commitment to their “honorable and safe return”. “Those who oppose the return and rehabilitation of Kashmiri Pandits to the Valley are spreading negativity, it is their birth as well as fundamental right to return to Kashmir Valley,” Minister of State in the PMO Jitendra Singh said at a a function in Chinore area of Jammu today. He said if Kashmiri Pandits, who are being denied their right to return, start raising questions on the people who oppose their rehabilitation then how would such leaders react. “If …

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Geelani will have to follow procedures like everyone else: Jitendra Singh


Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) Jitendra Singh on Thursday said that if Hurriyat hardliner Syed Ali Shah Geelani is granted permission to go abroad, he will have to follow the procedure like every other individual. “Even if permission to go abroad is given, the process will be similar to what everyone is put through. Law is clear on the provisions to be made on humanitarian grounds,” Jitendra Singh told a news agency. Meanwhile, Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju said Geelani’s passport decision has to be taken in a rational manner. “We have to have a full discussion and a complete view about the subject, cannot comment on a matter on which the government …

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After spending around 60 crores on Artificial Tawi Lake project why is Mufti govt abandoning the project?

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* After spending around 60 crores on Artificial Tawi Lake project why is state govt headed by Mufti Mohd Sayeed abandoning the project? * If any design modification is required why is govt abandoning the project? * If the state govt is keen on developing parks on Tawi river front why till date Maharaja Hari Singh Park is in shambles and not a single thread of grass has been planted? * Why is Maharaja Hari Singh park located on the banks of river Tawi is used as garbage dump than getting a face lift? If Mufti Mohd Sayeed is convinced that the project was ill designed or not feasible he should order a formal inquiry to fix the responsibility, 60 …

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On the issue of AIIMS, why coalitian partners BJP-PDP singing different tunes?

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Mufti says we have given AIIMS to Kashmir, Kashmir is part of the Jammu and Kashmir while Nirmal Singh says we are in touch with Centre over the issue   Chief Minister Mufti Mohmmad Sayeed today hinted at shelving of the previous NC-Congress government’s artificial lake project in Jammu, saying it is not “feasible”. “As for as lake project is concerned, I will tell you, economically and technically, it is not feasible”, Mufti told reporters during an informal interaction at his official residence. Mufti, who was flanked by Deputy Chief Minister and senior BJP leader Nirmal Singh and Minister of State Information Priya Sethi, said, “Water flow is not like that of Chenab or Ravi rivers. It will take one …

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Mufti Govt failed on all fronts, alleges Omar Abdullah


Alleging that coalition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in Jammu and Kashmir failed on all fronts, former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said flood victims are on roads and there is no ration, power and condition of roads is very bad. Taking a dig at Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed on the arrest of hardline Hurriyat Conference leader Masrat Alam under the Public Safety Act (PSA), the working president of the main opposition National Conference said when he put him in jail, the PDP leaders criticised them. He said there was governance visible on the ground as people were facing shortage of essentials, including rice and power situation had worsened after this government took over. ”We …

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Poor Father seek intervention of Nirmal Singh for help

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A day after the local youth suffered burn injuries after one of the transformer blasted in Trikuta Nagar area the parents of the poor boy have appealed to the Power Minister Dr Nirmal Singh and state Chief Minister Mufti Mohd Sayeed to announce adequate compensation for the family. Identified as Rakesh Kumar the youth was moving on a scooty when he suffered burn injuries due to blast and spilling of transformer oil on him near Sain food station on busy Trikuta Nagar road. According to doctors treating him in the GMC hospital the youth has suffered more than 30 burn injuries and is not in a position to start working in the near future. Since Rakesh was one of the …

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Two BJP Ministers of State elevated to Cabinet rank in Mufti govt


Amid criticism, two Ministers of State in Mufti Mohmmad Sayeed government were elevated to the rank of Cabinet ministers on Friday. The step is seen as to increase the footprints of BJP in the state Cabinet, where BJP has only six ministers including alliance Partner Sajjad Gani Lone and PDP has 11 Cabinet Ministers. The state Governor N N Vohra administered oath to MoS Transport (Independent charge) Abdul Gani Kohli and MoS Cooperative (Independent charge) Chering Dorji as Cabinet Ministers at an oath taking function at Rajbhawan at 12 pm Friday. With this, total number of cabinet ministers in the PDP-BJP government will go up to 19, including Chief Minister and Deputy Chief Minister and MoSs have decreased to 6 …

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