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JAMMU: Director General of Police Shri Dilbag Singh has rewarded Constable/GD Irshad Ahmad of 168-BN BSF for his alertness and quick reaction to militant’s attack. Constable/GD Irshad Ahmad showed his alertness while on duty averted a major tragedy by his quick reaction to militants’ attack on January 7, 2019. The DGP accorded sanction to cash reward and commendation certificate class-I in his favour in recognition to his brave act, vide PHQ order No. 175 of 2019.

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SRINAGAR: Asking NC and PDP to stop mud sliding at each other, AIP President Er. Rasheed has said that people of J&K should wake up and uproot both of them, so that politics of hypocrisy, exploitation and deception comes to an end. While reacting to allegations being levelled by Omer Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti against each other in south Kashmir today, Er. Rasheed said “Both have disrespected people’s mandate, diluted Kashmir cause and given New Delhi a free hand to carry on its policies of oppression and suppression through state terrorism.

Let Omer Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti bring clarity in their goals and tell people either J&K is India’s integral part or a dispute that needs to be resolved. They must either side themselves with the masses or with New Delhi. Their confusing stances on one hand are diluting Kashmir cause and creating false hopes in New Delhi that Kashmiris can be forced or persuaded to surrender and on the other hand their promises not to repeat mistakes of the past create a false hope among a large section of Kashmiris that they will represent them the way they promise or they deserve to be represented”.

Er. Rasheed appealed masses to make a choice once for all if they want to be trapped continuously between the duel policies of NC and PDP or truly want a leadership which would speak with consistency and sincerity and ask New Delhi and Islamabad to give Kashmiris right to self-determination. Er. Rasheed said it is responsibility of masses not Omer Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti to ensure that people don’t get cheated every time by the traditional politicians. He said “No one should expect NC and PDP to talk about issues which are mainly created by them only. If masses on one hand continue to abuse main stream parties but still vote for them, which is the only thing they require, why should people be so angry and disappointed with them after they bring them to power”.

Er. Rasheed appealed masses to unite and reject both NC and PDP so that New Delhi is made to understand that its hidden proxies cannot rule, always run away and leave Kashmiris to death and destruction.  

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SRINAGAR: Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) President and former Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti has cautioned the government of India that any tinkering with the special status of Jammu and Kashmir could turn the already strife-torn state into a veritable inferno and will bring more violence, chaos, and destruction. Meeting scores of delegations in south Kashmir’s Anantnag on Tuesday, Mehbooba said that the emergence of the PDP in the state was like bursting forth of a new revolution and the party since its inception has been striving for people’s dignity and honor on all fronts.

She added that the state of Jammu and Kashmir as part of the republic secured its unique position and same cannot in any way be contested in any court of law. “Article 35-A is a matter of life and death for us. No one has the authority to challenge the very identity of people of the state in any court across the world. It is high time that the central government should pass a direction, declaring Article 35-A off limits. This sword cannot dangle over our heads all the time,” Mehbooba said.

She said that those launching assaults on state’s integrity on multiple fronts shouldn’t live with the notion that they can any longer terrify people of Kashmir with such tactics. “These elements must understand that the attempts to dull our self-respect and turn us into gluttons have failed in the past and are bound to fail in future also. The central leadership should know that Kashmir is like a dry grassland with a blazing live coal in its midst. If the wind blew from a contrary direction, the situation in the subcontinent will further destabilize,” Mehbooba said.

She said that no battle is w0n by training the guns against the innocent people and instead of turning Kashmir into a theatre of war, the government of India must initiate reconciliation with Pakistan, dialogue with Hurriyat and declare armistice on the borders.

The PDP President stated that the core agenda of her party has always been to facilitate a political process and not just to form a government.  “When for the first time PDP came to power in 2002, dialogue with the separatists was initiated. Prime Minister Vajpayee from Srinagar extended his hand of friendship to Pakistan and created history when he said that one can change friends but not neighbors. He even promised to resolve Kashmir within the ambit of humanity, opened the Srinagar-Muzaffarabad and Poonch-Rawalakote roads. There were also two rounds of dialogue between the Centre and the Hurriyat Conference and such confidence-building measures put the violence-infested Kashmir subtly back on the track,” Mehbooba said.

She added that when 2014 polls accorded a fractured mandate to all political groups of the state, PDP made an unpopular decision of forming the government with the BJP with a sole aim to get the state out of the era of uncertainty and chaos.  “The party was hopeful that Modi would behave like Vajpayee but he didn’t and that was a letdown.  When in November 2015, a rally was organized by the PDP for Modi, People had come on Mufti Sahib’s call to listen. However, Modi didn’t rise to the occasion and things started falling apart,” Mehbooba said.

She added that BJP ran away from the government last year only because PDP remained consistently firm on its agenda and refused to sign on the dotted line. Mehbooba remarked further that in spite of medley of internal troubles in the coalition, the PDP compelled the government of India to withdraw thousands of cases against the stone pelting youth, the Prime Minister Narendra Modi was made to announce a unilateral ceasefire with Pakistan and offer dialogue with Hurriyat.  

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