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  • Sangarsh pays rich tribute to Army and local martyrs

 

RAJOURI:  Demanding District Holiday for April 13 in Rajouri, Member Legislative Council and State Vice President of Bhartiya Janta Party Advocate Vibodh Gupta has said that this day has made Rajouri a part of India otherwise it would have been with Pakistan. Addressing a function organized by NGO Sangarsh to commemorate Rajouri Day, Chief Guest , Advocate Vibodh Gupta has said that following partition of India into two dominion, tribal intruders with the help of Pakistani army captured Rajouri but Indian Army and local people showed bravery and laid down their lives for the protection of Rajouri and vacated the intruders and recaptured rajouri on April 13, 1948. He said that this day is important in the history because this day has associated the people with India and freed them from illegal occupation of intruders sent by Pakistan.

 

Demanding Holiday on April 13, Gupta said that recently he took up the matter in the meeting with Chief Minister to recognize Rajouri Day and make it a Government Holiday for the district in order to pay tribute to Indian Army jawans who laid down their precious lives and also the great warriors of Rajouri. He said that he has already demanded the CM to convert the event into Rajouri Festival in which local culture can be projected and in future this will happen in practical. He added that this will be big homage for the martyrs.

 

Saluting the Army, Gupta said that Rajourians are thankful to Indian Army who protect them from the heinous rule of Pakistani backed tribals during 1947-48 and made us free from this rule. He expressed pleasure over the Sangarsh organization to take a lead in organizing this event but impressed upon administration to make it a big event next day at government level. The programme was organized by Sangarsh- an NGO which a play a very significant role in bringing reforms in the Jammu province. Organising Committee viz Dr. Suresh Singh, Vikrant Sharma, Advocate Shokat Ali, Zubair Mirza , Shakti Sharma were also present on the occasion who put light on the activities of the Sangarsh and its role in reforming the society. A cultural programme was also organized on the occasion in which students and local artists presented their performance which was highly lauded by the audience.  Prominent who spoke and present on the occasion were Kuldip Raj Gupta,Shafi Dar,Rajinder Gupta,Subash Sharma,Vijay Gupta,Vinod Gupta,Tazeem Dar.

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JAMMU: Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC) has strongly condemned the police lathi-charge on ReT teachers, who were protesting over their salary and other demands. In a statement PCC President Mr. G. A. Mir has strongly condemned the action of the police and the state government on the ReT teachers who were agitating for their genuine demands, as they have not received thir salary for the last several months. It is unfortunate that state government which believes on healing-touch dealing with ReT teachers in such a way. Expressing sympathy with the ReT teachers Mr. Mir urged upon the government to pay them their salary on regular basis and also consider their other genuine demands.

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SRINAGAR (UNEDITED): Chairman JKLF Mohammad Yasin Malik along with JKLF vice chairman Showkat Ahmad Bakhshi, zonal vice president Mohammad Sideeq Shah was arrested today while going towards Tral where Indian forces and SOG police martyred  an innocent person Khalid Muzaffar in cold blood yesterday . Yasin sahib along with a delegation was going towards the residence of the martyred person, when police and forces stopped their vehicle near Awantipora. Common People present on the spot resisted police oppression and raised slogans in favor of freedom, martyrs and struggle. On the occasion Police arrested Yasin sahib along with others and lodged them at Awantipora police station.

Before his arrest, Yasin sahib while strongly condemning the brutal killing of innocent Khalid Muzaffar and critically injuring many others,  said that police and forces have been arresting kith and kin of people in resistance but now as a new mode of oppression, Mufti government has started killing the relatives of resistance lovers in cold blood . Yasin sahib asked that where have those slogans like “battle of ideas” and resolution of Kashmir gone now. Yasin said that if mufti government believes in what it propagates, they should have guts to allow us free movement and put an end on the oppressive brutal approach of forces, but contrary to this, This government has shown its brutal attitude and behavior and has actually broke the previous records of oppression.

He said that mufti government to be-fool people propagates some attractive slogans but these hollow slogans are fast being exposed now. Yasin Malik said that for the sake of argument if one believes in police theory that martyred Khalid Muzafar had gone to see his brother, why was he killed in cold blood. Yasin Malik said that brutal attitude of forces, SOG and police has reached its high limits and these forces have gone berserk beating and killing people now. Yasin Malik said that this is actually showing the levels of frustration so called rulers are suffering from.

Yasin Malik said even today people have reportedly recovered another dead body of Younis Ahmad Ganaie while as another injured Abdul Rashid Hajam is still critical. While expressing his heartfelt grief and sorrow with the bereaved family of those martyred and praying for the speedy recovery of those injured, Yasin Malik said that the nation of Kashmir is with the bereaved families in this hour of grief. 

Meanwhile a JKLF spokesman while strongly condemning the arrest of JKLF chairman and others has said that these arrests have actually exposed the tall claims of Mufti rule who always propagates “battle of ideas”. Spokesman said that today after killing the brother of a man in resistance this government has not even allowed us to go and meet the bereaved family of a man who has been killed in cold blood relatives for expressing grief and solidarity with them which shows the level of frustration it is suffering from.

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