Tag Archives: Kishtwar

Govt. takes minority community for a ride, claims Taj brokered peace deal between both the communities

The members of the minority community were taken for a ride by the All Party delegation dispatched to Kishtwar by the Chief Minister Omar Abdullah to broker a peace deal in the wake of violence on August 9. Without building any consensus on the compromise formula the all party delegation sans representatives of BJP and Panthers Party went ahead and announced that the peace deal has been clinched during the joint meeting of the members belonging to both the communities. Interestingly, the state govt handout issued by the Information department claimed that a peace rally was also led by the head of the All party delegation Taj Mohi-ud Din after the joint meeting in Kishtwar and the curfew during day …

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Kishtwar: If Rana can represent NC why BJP state chief Jugal Kishore was left from BJP in all party delegation

On Monday when all party delegation  started their journey from Jammu to visit Kishtwar it gave birth to a fresh controversy over the composition of the all party delegation. Absence of state BJP Chief Jugal Kishore and inclusion of BJP MLA Ashok Khajuria  raised many an eyebrows especially over the interference of the state government in hand picking their favorites. The absence of  state BJP President Jugal Kishore from the team particularly raised many question marks over the intentions of those who insisted that the name of BJP MLA Ashok Khajuria should be included in the list of members of all party delegation in place of Jugal Kishore. Party insiders claimed that till last moment Jugal Kishore was adamant to …

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Minority community in Kishtwar demand CBI probe in Kishtwar violence, shifting of police officers

The members of the minority community under the banner of Sanatan Dharam Sabha Monday once again demanded thorough CBI probe in to incidents preceding the Kishtwar violence on August 9. The members raised their demand before the high level all party delegation which arrived Kishtwar to cool down the tempers of the angry residents. Earlier, a similar demand was raised before the four member ministerial panel by the members of the minority community. During the five hour long marathon meeting  in curfew bound Kishtwar the members of the minority community also demanded an immediate relief of 20-30 lakh pending actual loss assessment for those businessmen whose shops were looted/burnt down in the violence. Claiming that the violence witnessed on August …

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Chhari Mubarak leaves ‪Jammu‬ for Chinote temple in ‪Bhaderwah

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Chhari Mubarak left ‪Jammu‬ today for Chinote temple in ‪Bhaderwah.Tomorrow, the devotees will leave Bhaderwah for ‪‎Kishtwar‬, from where Chari Mubarak will leave for Machail where devotees will perform darshan. About 600 devotees left in a cavalcade of 26 vehicles.The devotees, along with the Chari Mubarak, left the city around 8 am for Chinote temple in Bhaderwah. The devotees, along with the Chari Mubarak, left the city around 8 AM for Chinote temple in Bhaderwah belt of the district, police said. They left in a cavalcade of 26 vehicles under tight security arrangements, they said. Tomorrow, the devotees will leave Bhaderwah for Kishtwar, from where Chari Mubarak will leave for Machail. From Kishtwar, the yatris will proceed for Atholi, Padder …

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I have not received any report which blamed Bajrang Dal for Kishtwar violence: Union Home Secretary

Union Home Secretary Anil Goswami Friday contradicted Union Finance Minister P. Chidambaram claiming that till date he has not received any report  which has blamed  Bajrang Dal for inciting violence in Kishtwar in which three people were killed and over 30 others were injured. Addressing a press conference after visiting  the International border near the Octroi post in Suchetgarh area of RS Pura sector the Union Home Secretary said he has not received any report as late as Thursday evening in his office. “I have not heard anything about such a report. Let me go back and check whether there is any report,” Goswami told reporters.   He was responding to a direct question whether the Union Home Ministry has …

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I am surprised Why members of Majority Community came via Kulheed on Eid day: Sajjad Kitchloo

After resigning from the post of MoS Home National Conference MLA from Kishtwar Sajjad Kitchloo has expressed surprise over the route chosen by the worshipers before reaching chowgam to offer Eid prayers on August 9 in Kishtwar.   Before the full scale protests  broke out between the two communities  the members of the majority community coming in a procession had an altercation with one individual of the minority community when he was negotiating his scooter through their procession heading towards Chowgam. On Tuesday when media persons converged at his residence to know under what circumstances the violence was triggered and why he failed to contain the violence in time Kitchloo said, “it is a routine exercise for the local villagers …

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Why Sajjad Kitchloo was not allowed to speak before media by NC Provincial President?

Minutes before MoS Home Sajjad Kitchloo was driven out of the Sher-e-Kashmir bhawan by the Provincial President Devender Singh Rana he was wearing a sullen look on his face yet trying his level best to stay cool and relaxed. While reading the text of the statement where he announced his  decision to step down from the post pending Judicial probe ordered by the Chief Minister Omar Abdullah in the Kishtwar violence incident Kitchloo fumbled on more than one occasion. He was immediately corrected by the NC Provincial President Devender Singh Rana. While Kitchloo was reading the statement Devender Singh Rana was also reading the text from his own copy. The brief appearance before the media was planned well in advance …

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Kishtwar Clashes: Sajad Kitchloo resigns as J&K MoS Home

Minister of State for Home Sajjad Kitchloo has resigned, saying until the judicial inquiry brings out the facts about the Kishtwar incident he would not continue as the minister. Kitchloo’s press note states- My family and I have a track record of sixty years in politics. Me and my father late Bashir Ahmad Kitchloo have always stood for probity and transparency in public life and secularism has been the bed rock of our political ideology and we are associated with the J&K National Conference whose basic principal is to uphold the communal harmony and brotherhood in the state. Certain unfortunate incidents happened in Kishtwar which I unreservedly condemn. Hon’ble Chief Minister has ordered a judicial enquiry by a retired Judge …

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Omar orders judicial enquiry into Kishtwar Violence

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Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah today said the state government has decided to order a judicial inquiry into the communal clashes in Kishtwar district that left two persons dead and 20 others injured. “In order to establish the truth behind the Kishtwar violence and what followed, the State Government has decided to order a Judicial inquiry,” Omar tweeted. The Chief Minister said the inquiry will be held by a retired judge of the High Court and its outcome will be made public.”The inquiry will be held by a retired High Court judge in a time-bound manner to establish the facts and share them publicly,” he said. Communal clashes broke out in Kishtwar area of Jammu province on Eid …

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BJP extends Jammu Bandh call for another 48 hours, demands sacking of MoS Home Kichloo


BJP has given a call to extend the Jammu bandh by next 48 hours demanding sacking of J&K MoS Home Sajjad Kichloo. The party also demanded compensation of Rs. 10 lakh each to the family of those killed, full compensation for the loss of properties, suspension of DIG Doda Range and SP Doda, registration of FIRs against the minister and both police officials under Section 302. The decision to extent the bandh call by 48 hours was taken in a meeting held between the BJP leaders and heads of various Trade, Commerce, Transport, Bazars, religious and social organizations. The party was represented by its president Jugal Kishore Sharma and senior leaders Ashok Khajuria, Shamsher Singh Manhas, Kavinder Gupta and Rajesh …

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