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NEW DELHI: A Para Legal Volunteer of J&K State Legal Services Authority, BilqueesTantray from Srinagar has been felicitated and awarded as best PLV for North Zone of India in Commendation Ceremony held at New Delhi. In an impressive ceremony held at Vigyan Bhawan, she was awarded by Union Minister for Law and Justice Ravi Shanker Prasad.  BilqueesTantray, who had worked for Juveniles and other weaker sections of society in Srinagar district, had been nominated as best PLV by the J&K State Legal Services Authority.

The function was organized by National Legal Services Authority which was attended by Justice Madan B. Lokur, Executive Chairman National Legal Services Authority, Justice A.K Sikri Chairman Supreme Court Legal Services Committee, Justice Gita Mittal Chief Justice, High Court of J&K and Justice Rajesh Bindal Judge High court of J&K and Parton-in –Chief and Executive Chairman respectively of J&K State Legal Services Authority, besides other dignitaries.

The services being rendered by the Legal Services Institutions were highly lauded by the Union Law Minister. On this occasion, a Pilot Project “Access to Justice for the residents of Leh and Kargil far flung areas” was also launched. Mohammad Akram Chowdhary, Member Secretary J&K State Legal Services Authority said that the people of Ladakh who are unable in person to approach the  High Court of J&K at Jammu or Srinagar , can avail the facility of filling of their cases and pleadings like petitions, appeals, objections courters etc through the Front Offices of District Authority at Leh and Kargil and the same shall be further filed at the filling courts by State Legal Services Authority after receipt from the concerned DLSA.

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SRINAGAR: Real Kashmir FC on Friday claimed that they were abused and denied with basic facilities like training and travel services by the hosts, Gokulam Kerala FC officials ahead of their next match of the ongoing Hero I-League. Real Kashmir, after conquering the 2nd Division earlier this year, entered the I-League with flying colours, defeating defending champions, Minerva FC in the very first match. They maintained their dominance by drawing their second match against the strong Churchill Brothers.

Real Kashmir FC faced two consecutive defeats by the hands of NEROCA FC and Mohun Bagan. However, coached by Scottish David Robertson, Real Kashmir FC made a strong comeback, winning all three following matches, including a 6-1 big win against Shillong Lajong in the last match at TRC Turf, Srinagar. Meanwhile, before heading to their next encounter against Gokulam Kerala FC, Real Kashmir FC has alleged hosts for mistreating them. In a Tweet released by the official handle of the club, the officials including coach Robertson have faced severe abuse at Kerala.

"SHAME! RKFC officials including head coach David Robertson abused by @GokulamKeralaFC officials. No bus for training. No training ground. Mater reported to @ILeagueOfficial. But no way to treat guests. And they call it God's own country." The Tweet read. In a video one could hear one of the players telling the groundsman, “This is the way you are talking with the guest team.” But the man pays no attention to his words and continuously telling them to “get out” from the ground. “Do not play on our pitch,” the man is heard saying in another video.

Real Kashmir FC uploaded next video of the training pitch in which the condition of the ground is not good. The pitch had a patch of grass where the players were doing the warm-up. The rest of the ground had no grass and looked in a pathetic state. It would be interesting to see how I-League officials respond to this claim made by Real Kashmir FC as it looks like things are not well within the two sides. They are going to clash at EMS Stadium, tomorrow at 5PM. Meanwhile, with four wins out of seven matches, debutants, Real Kashmir FC are placed at the third spot in the points table while as Gokulam having won only two matches are at the seventh place.

Meanwhile, former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah appealed the local authorities to intervene to the matter and ensure the safety of players and staff. Taking to social networking site Twitter, Omar wrote: “Have been told @realkashmirfc are facing numerous difficulties down south in the run-up to their clash against Gokulam Kerala FC to the point where they are unsure they will be safe playing tomorrow. Request local authorities to intervene to ensure the safety of players & staff.” 

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  • MOU signed with nine countries for student, faculty exchange programmes, reservation of students
  • Kashmir among 3 shortlisted places to host global conference in 2019

INDONESIA: In a first, a delegation of Private Schools Association of Jammu and Kashmir (PSAJK) participated in the International conference titled “Dawah and Islamic Education; Challenge, Concept and Policy,” in Indonesia.  The PSAJK delegation, which was only one to be invited from India, detailed the situation regarding education among muslims in the subcontinent in general and Kashmir in particular. They actively participated in sharing of ideas for achieving quality Islamic Education in tune with world standards. 

The conference organised by Mu’allimin and Mu’allimaat Muhammadiyah (MMM), a leading non-profit and social group of Indonesia, was convened to discuss ways and strategies to elevate the quality of Dawah and Islamic education in the world.  “The conference was attended by leading academicians and educations of the Islamic world. All of them felt that the level of education in Islamic world, be it Islamic or Science, lags in quality,” said G N Var. “There were number of brain storming sessions aimed to devise ways to standardise the level of education in the Islamic world.”

According to the organisers, the grand conference, which was organised on the eve of centenary celebrations of the parent organisation, was aimed to become a media of aspiration and network among people and organisation of Dawah and Islamic Education institutions coming from various countries. The conference was attended by delegates from Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Japan, India, United Kingdom and Turkey.

Institutions and organisations of these nine countries signed the MOU to promote value based moral education, student and faculty exchange programmes, reservation for meritorious and deserving students. “The MOU was one of our biggest achievements. It has opened the gates of best educational institutes of nine countries for our students,” said Var. “The collaboration will also lead to increase in the professional capacity of institutes and quality of education. We will also be able to host students from these countries. It will have a far reaching effect.”

The speakers at the conference described the golden age of learning in Islamic world and described the reasons that led to downfall of the knowledge industry. There was a unanimous commitment to share the knowledge and work hard to reclaim the knowledge centre status. The conference agreed to rejuvenate the understanding and spirit of Al-Maun to inspite progressive Dawah and forward looking Islamic education in the new century.

While giving a presentation, the Director of MMM said that the institute models its education on renowned Islamic thinker KHA Dahlan’s four principles. The first principle is Ilm before Amal (first to understand and then apply), second being akhlaq or character building, third being competency building (skill development) and fourth being critical thinking. The last principle advocates student centred learning and encourages the students to question and debate.

KHA Dahlan was an Indonesian Islamic revivalist who established Muhammadiyah. The conference also agreed to annually organise the conference at a global scale. The PSAJK put forward the name of Kashmir for the next round of conference to be held in 2019. After the deliberations, three finalists namely Kashmir, Malaysia and Turkey were shortlisted for the host candidates. The final announcement of venue will be confirmed by 28 February 2019.

MMM is a major Islamic Non-Government Organisation of Indonesia with more than 9000 Schools and 184 Universities. Muhammadiyah is the second largest Islamic organization in Indonesia with 29 million members and solely devoted to social and educational activities.