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The inhabitants living in the state of Jammu and Kashmir need more peace, Justice and rights than any other individual living in other part of the world. In the beginning of every year people of Kashmir pray for eternal peace, tranquility, brotherhood and wellbeing of everybody.  It is a place where Muslims are celebrating Diwali and Hindus Eid. What happened that nobody is listening us and our voice is been muzzled and dumped?  Had not Kashmir been called as the Paradise on earth?  Why land of Rishis and Sufis (Peerveri) in contemporary times called as flush point between India and Pakistan.

 

 

Some even called my motherland as the big prison and some even called it Vulnerable and disturbed state. Due to the tag of Disturbed State, India has implemented draconian law rather anti human Armed Forces Special Power Act (AFSPA) in our state with an intention to fight against terrorism.  At the end of the day, common people (Aam Aadmi) hit the worst from both sides whether we talk of India and Pakistan. We have never supported war and terrorism to promote in our state. History is a testimony of the fact when tribal invasion took place, we have helped
from India to bring peace in our country and deport them back to Pakistan.

The New Year is a celebration for the whole world but we have witnessed hundreds of deaths, bands and destruction and what not. Our politicians within coming days will come up with press statements on the eve of New Year in such a way that nothing has happened in Kashmir.  To whom are they betray people or themselves. The established shops have been opened in Kashmir to tarnish the image of Kashmiris at the global level and get the income generated out of this all without people’s mandate. No strategy is working in Kashmir for the cause and betterment of Kashmiris. All tactics are been running to kill, destroy and loot the Nation with such a strategy that Allah has send all those people as the Vicegerents  to direct and guide the inhabitants travelling in a ship amid cyclones from decades.

This is an old saying that “Justice delayed is justice denied”. People want to know from the Indian leadership whom always talk Kashmir as an integral part of India: to what happened Aasia and Nelofar of Shopian case? What about Kunan Poshkar Massacre? Why Civil Killings are not been controlled in Kashmir? Why pellet guns are not stopping amid court directions? Why Intellectual class is joining the higher ranks in militancy? It is obvious that when state system has failed to deliver the justice in Kashmir, other heinous crimes and uncertainty will be its outcome. The India must admit Kashmir as a political issue and facilitate all the stakeholders to come up with a policy, strategy and solution of the Kashmir issue without unnecessary delay. The solution of the issue is the ultimate remedy of the problem. We know that medicine is available in the market but wrong diagnosis of the problem cannot cure the patient.

Let everybody celebrate New Year, we congratulate and pray for all the people living in the globe and expect to remember us also in your prayers.  We also wish to celebrate all the auspicious days but unrest and atmosphere have annihilated our desires to celebrate. 

Author: He is a Social Activist from Central Kashmir Ganderbal and Currently Studying at Jamia Al Mustafa (S.A.W) International University Qom Iran. He can be contacted: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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SRINAGAR: Year 2017 began in Kashmir with a hope of better times as the year 2016 had witnessed huge bloodbath post killing of militant commander Burhan Wani. Burnt houses, wailing mothers and sisters, angry protests, dead bodies, pellet victims were the dominating images of Kashmir in year 2017.Rage and anger was the pulse on ground with South Kashmir bearing the hardest brunt of the conflict.

Much to disappointment of many the tourism industry in Kashmir witnessed total gloom on account of very low flow of tourists to Kashmir due to uncertain situation in year 2017. Concerned voices in 2017 again expressed dissatisfaction over the fact that the State and government doesn't want to learn from its past mistakes that brute use of force and impunity to the alleged perpetrators of human rights violations that include the men in uniform doesn't help in making Kashmiris submissive by assassinating their genuine political aspirations.

 

Shabir Ahmad , a political analyst stated - " The year 2017 did not bring any relief to the pain hit valley of Kashmir and with more human killings on account of lingering political conflict the situation turned from bad  to worse .The tremendous amount of bloodshed and turbulence witnessed in 2016 had given one hope that 2017 might be somewhat peaceful but contrary to that it turned again a year which caused much death and destruction in Kashmir .In 2018 we should try to acknowledge the fact that no amount of bloodshed and killings would solve Kashmir question but accepting the people's democratic aspirations."

Kashmiris are hoping against hope that year 2018 will bring some better times to Kashmir and long winter of sufferings and sorrows in Kashmir will now finally witness some summer of peace and happiness.

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JAMMU: Exposing the  casual approach and lethargy of official machinery and bringing a ray of hope for the inhabitants of Sub division RS Pura, a border area in Jammu district, an RTI application has revealed that only 136 Permanent Resident Certificates were issued to the people of the area in a period of over 09 months.  In a shocking expose’ that came through  information received under RTI  Act,  it’s been revealed in the reply that people of RS Pura were denied of their constitutional right of having Permanent Resident Certificate most commonly called as ‘State Subject Certificate ’ for months together and their applications were gathering dust before the RTI plea. 

 

In an official communication vide office letter  no SDMR/RTI/2017-18/1308 dated 17/11/2018 signed by Sub Divisional Magistrate, RS Pura served to the RTI activist Raman Sharma in response to his application under Right to Information Act, it is being informed that a total 6514 PRC’s have been issued to the applicants in last two years.  It is also informed in the RTI reply that 2165 PRCs  were issued in last one year, out of which 2029 were issued only after the submission of  RTI application and only 136 PRCs were issued by the SDM office in 09 months before the RTI.

 

In the reply, the  tall claims of the government about providing transparent and accountable governance are also exposed because the SDM’s letter also states that there is no single window mechanism available in the Sub division and the files of the applicants are submitted directly to the concerned  Tehisldaars.  Blaming the shortage of staff and overload of work, the official reply also exonerated the itself for the delay in issuing the PRCs well within stipulated period of 30 days as prescribed under the rules framed by the government in the light of Jammu and Kashmir Public Service Gurantee Act 2011. Under the J & K PSGA 2011, there is a provision of penalty against the designated officers for delay and deficiency in any service besides compensation provision for the eligible person who is deprived his right to public service. 

 

 

Expressing happiness over the success of his RTI application that has compelled the officers to expedite the process of issuing over 2000 ‘State Subjects’ within such a short span of less than two months, applicant Sharma urged people to file RTI applications to seek their right and to expose corruption, nepotism and lethargy of the official machinery.