Tag Archives: Kishtwar

Why is Mufti Sayeed led alliance Govt sleeping over Kishtwar Riots Commission Report?

Sajjad Kitchloo- Mufti Sayeed-Kishtwar-Riots

Almost one month has passed the BJP-PDP govt had claimed on the floor of the state Assembly that the state govt after examining the report of the Justice (Retd) RC Gandhi commission on Kishtwar riots would take appropriate action against all those high profile politicians, senior police and civic officers indicted in the report. Senior PDP ministers including Parliamentary and Law Affairs Minister Basharat Ahmad Bukhari and Education Minister Naeem Akhtar made separate statements while clarifying the stand of the state govt on the sensitive subject. They both confirmed the fact on the floor of both the lower and upper houses that the govt has received the report and would be examining the same before taking any action against those …

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First phase of campaigning coming to an end yet no political party has released party manifesto

Jammu Kashmir elections 2014-PDP-BJP-National Conference-Congress

With less than 24 hours left before the campaigning comes to an end for the first phase of polling on 15 Assembly seats in the state but not a single political party has come up with its election manifesto. Starting from Congress and BJP, even regional political parties National Conference and Peoples Democratic Party have issued their party manifesto listing their agenda before the electorate. Ironically, leaders of all the political parties have been targeting each other over issues being raised by them in their election speeches but they have been let down by their own parties in the absence of party manifesto. BJP leaders kicked up a storm by raising the contentious issue of Article 370, renaming of the …

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi is all set to kick start BJP’s MISSION 44 Plus from Kishtwar

Prime Minister Narendra Modi kick start BJP's MISSION 44 Plus Kishtwar

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is all set to kick start BJP’s MISSION 44 Plus from historic Chowgan in Kishtwar. The parade ground has seen many historic gatherings but  for the first time the vast green swathes of Chowgan would be painted in saffron hues to register BJPs’ strong presence in the area. The BJP has selectively chosen the Kishtwar Assembly segment for  the high profile visit  of Prime Minister to send a strong message to the ruling parties in the state. The party machinery has geared up all its resources to make it a big show to motivate voters to come out in large numbers and vote for their choicest candidates. At present Sajjad Ahmad Kitchloo of National Conference is …

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Article 370 should not be raked up during polls: Rajnath

Kashmiri pandits-rajnath singh

Calling the abrogation of Article 370 of the Constitution a national issue, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh today said that the matter is debatable and should not be raked up during Assembly elections for vote bank politics. “It (Article 370) is (a) national issue. It is debatable. BJP’s stand on it is clear. There is no need to rake up this issue during Assembly polls…,” Singh told a public meeting in remote Paddar belt of Kishtwar district. Singh, who is on a campaign trail in support of his party candidates Sunil Sharma in Kishtwar Assembly seat and Daleep Kumar in Bhaderwah, asked political parties not to rake it up during Assembly elections for vote bank politics. The Union Home Minister …

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Voters punished Azad over his silence on Kishtwar riots?


On Friday when counting started in Kathua former Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad initially established a clear lead over his rival candidate Dr Jitendra Singh of the BJP.   Till fifth round of counting  Azad was way ahead and his supporters were jubilant. Then suddenly the trends started changing. For some time it was a roller coaster ride for both the candidates. Moments later much to the chagrin of Azad and his poll managers he started trailing behind his rival candidate. Till the last round of the counting Azad could not recover and failed to breach the lead margins of Dr Jitendra Singh. The relevant question which crossed minds of his poll managers was how and where the Congress …

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SP Kishtwar manhandles ARO-51 Kishtwar, SHO directed to file FIR

SP Kishtwar

In a major embarrassment for the Jammu and Kashmir police Assistant Returning Officer, Kishtwar Mohd Hanief Malik Sunday directed the Station House officer, Kishtwar to lodge FIR against Superintendent Police, Kishtwar for allegedly misbehaving with him and creating hindrances in the discharge of election duties.  According to official sources, Assistant Returning Officer  vide letter no ARO-51-K/2014/230-37 dated 20-4-2014  directed the SHO, Kishtwar to lodge FIR against Sanjay Kotwal, SP Kishtwar as he misbehaved with him at the time of discharging election duties. In his complaint ARO-51 Kishtwar has claimed that SP, Kishtwar threatened him in front of  more than 200 people at the helipad while he was receiving poll parties along with election material. According to him SP Kishtwar was …

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Udhampur Votes: Polling begins for Udhampur-Kathua-Doda Lok Sabha Seat

Udhampur Votes

India is witnessing elections in the maximum number of seats in a single phase today as polling is going on in 121 seats across 12 states. Of the total seats, Congress has 36 seats while its main challenger BJP has 40 seats. Polling will take place in 28 seats in Karnataka, followed by Rajasthan (20), Maharashtra (19), Uttar Pradesh and Odisha (11 each), Madhya Pradesh (10), Bihar (7), Jharkhand (6), West Bengal (4), Chhattisgarh (3), Jammu and Kashmir and Manipur (1 each). Over 14.6 lakh voters will decide the fate of Union Health and Family Welfare Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad today in Udhampur-Doda Lok Sabha seat. Azad is being challenged by BJP’s Dr Jitendra Singh. A total number of 13 …

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Virtual merger of NC-Congress resulted in shrinking of both the parties: PDP


The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) president, Mehbooba Mufti Friday said the virtual merger of National Conference and Congress in the state has resulted in shrinking of both the parties and NC has finally given up its identity for its survival. Addressing various workers meetings in Kahra, Thathri and Drabshala in the Chinab Valley region Mehbooba said though the NC had been playing tricks with the people of the state from many decades but Omar Abdullah’s leadership has proved a last nail in its coffin. She said the performance of the government during the last five years has been the worst for any dispensation. She said while on the day to day governance there was a complete failure even in natural …

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SC directs J&K Govt to book culprits of Kishtwar violence

kishtwar violence-communal clash

The Supreme Court today directed the Jammu and Kashmir Government to ensure proper investigation of all cases arising out of communal clashes in Kishtwar last year and asked the Commission of Inquiry set up by the State Government to submit its report on the incidents within three months. A bench headed by Chief Justice P Sathasivam also upheld the State Government’s policy in awarding a higher amount of compensation to State subjects who are victims of the violence. “The State Government is directed to ensure due and proper investigation of all such cases registered in connection with the two incidents in question if such investigation has not been completed in the meantime and thereafter bring all such cases to a …

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To divert attention from failures of UPA govt Omar compelled to rake up 2002 riots


Jammu and kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah currently campaigning in the Rajouri and Poonch districts on a four day tour is compelled to rake up the issue of 2002 riots to woo the electorate in support of alliance candidate Madan Lal Sharma. On third day in succession Omar devoted larger part of his speech to drive home the point that BJP’s PM nominee Narendra Modi is yet to say sorry to the large number of innocents killed in the 2002 riots in Gujarat. Omar is repeatedly taking pot shots at Modi and while comparing him with Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi. Omar is deliberately doing so to divert the attention of the common masses from the more important issues of …

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