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BUDGAM: Nine Hundred and Sixty Hajis today returned in five flights on the first day of Hajj arrivals at the Srinagar airport today. Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan, IGP Kashmir SP Pani, IGP Traffic Basant Rath and Deputy Commissioner Budgam Dr Syed Sehrish Asgar received the first 310 Hajis who arrived in the first two flights that landed at 7 and 7.15 am.

 

SSP Budgam Tejinder Singh, SSP AHJK Manzoor Ahmad Dalal and representatives from Airport Authority of India and State Hajj Committee were also present on the occasion. Special arrangements ensuring hassle-free immigration clearance were put in place at the airport. Volunteers from CRPF, JKP and NGOs were also available to facilitate smooth passage of arrivals of Hajis.

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RAJOURI: District Development Commissioner, Rajouri, Mohammad Aijaz Asad reviewed and finalized the arrangements for Shri Krishan Janamashthami festival, here the other day, at a joint meeting of officers and representatives of Sanatam Dharam Sabha and other religious organizations. The meeting had a detailed deliberation on the arrangements for celebration of the festival.

 

The DDC directed the PDD and PHE authorities to ensure uninterrupted power and water supply, while the Police Department was asked to deploy adequate number of police personnel en-route Shoba Yatra. DySP Traffic was directed to ensure proper traffic management besides removal of vehicles parked along the road for smooth conduct of the procession.

The DDC further instructed the EO Municipal Committee, Rajouri, to ensure cleanliness at all vital points of the Rajouri city. Health department informed the meeting that one ambulance will be made available en-route Shoba Yatra and one ambulance shall be stationed at Old Bus Stand. The Fire Services authorities were directed to remain vigilant to meet any eventuality.

 

TSO Rajouri and Assistant Controller Food Safety and Standard, were directed to conduct the market checking on September 01, 2018 in Rajouri town to ensure proper quality and pricing of fruits, vegetables and other essential commodities. The meeting was informed that the Shobha Yatra will be taken out on September 03, 2018 from Sanatam Dharam Sabha ground and after passing through the main bazaars of Rajouri city, Div. Morh, would culminate at Old Bus stand, Rajouri.

 

All the officers were directed to ensure adequate arrangements relating to their respective departments ahead of the festival. The meeting was attended by ACR Abdul Qayoom Mir, CPO, Abdul Hamid, Additional SP, Mohammad Yousaf, ExEn PHE, Nisar Khan and Medical Superintendent Dr Mehmood Bajar, AEE PDD, Jamshad Sheikh, Assistant Director, Fire and Emergencies Services, Tehsildar Rajouri, TSO (FCS&CA) besides other officers.

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  • ‘Unsettled K-issue be resolved as per UN resolutions or tripartite talks’

SRINAGAR: Today in the first session of the newly elected 165 members of House of Representatives which was presided over by the Chief Election Commissioner Ghulam Qadir Wani, Dr Abdul Hameed Fayaz of Nadigam Shopian was elected as new Ameer Jama’at-e-Islami Jammu and Kashmir by majority of votes for next term of 3 years starting from 1st of September, 2018. At the same session Central Advisory Council for the next term was also elected. Out of 165 members, 162 took part in the elections. 2 are on Haj pilgrimage and 1 is ill due to which they could not attend the session.

Dr Sahib is Ph.D in Urdu and born in 1956. He got associated with Jama’at in his childhood in 1976 and functioned on various important positions in Islami Jamiat-e-Talaba J&K and Jama’at-e-Islami J&K. He has been chief of Islami Jamiat-e-Talaba J&K for 11 years and also worked as Secretary General of Jama’at for 6 years. He also worked on different posts in the central as well as the district offices of Jama’at. He in the beginning worked as a teacher in a school run by Jama’at and in 1985, he joined district office Pulwama as Assistant Secretary General of Pulwama and since then is working in Jama’at as a full time worker. He is one of the best known orators in Jama’at having hold over religious education and Urdu or Persian poetry particularly that of Alama Iqbl (ra).

In his maiden speech before the House of Representative, he reiterated that Jama’at-e-Islami will follow its party constitution in letter and spirit and all the affairs including policy and programs will be framed with the aid and advice of Central Advisory Council (Shoora). Jama’at is a socio-politico-religious organization working for the last more than 70 years in Jammu and Kashmir for propagation of the message of Islam in a peaceful and democratic manner and this methodology will be followed constantly for the achievement of the goal of Jama’at. Regarding Kashmir issue, he reiterated the stand of Jama’at that this unsettled issue be resolved either according to the UN resolutions or through tripartite talks between India, Pakistan and real representatives of the people of Jammu and Kashmir as it existed before October, 1947. He also said that Jama’at will continue to impress both the neighboring countries for the final settlement of Kashmir issue in accordance with the aspirations of the people concerned. Regarding the special status of J&K, he made it clear that the public movement going on for the protection of this status given to J&K under Articles 35A and 370 under a temporary arrangement till the final settlement of the Kashmir issue, will be fully backed and no one will be allowed to weaken this special status.