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Gupkar alliance to meet in J-K’s Srinagar tomorrow

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A meeting of the People’s Alliance for Gupkar Declaration (PAGD) will take place on June 29 in Srinagar.

The meeting seems significant as it comes at a time when it appears that differences have emerged in the Gupkar alliance as Jammu and Kashmir Congress President Ghulam Ahmad Mir said that no other party except Congress made a strong presentation by putting all the points at an all-party meeting called by Prime Minister Narendra Modi with leaders of the union territory, adding that “full statehood is what we are aiming.”

Several parties, including the National Conference, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Peoples Conference and CPI(M), formed the PAGD for the restoration of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir.

Briefing media persons on Sunday, Mir had said, “On June 24, Prime Minister called a meeting with 14 leaders of Jammu and Kashmir. Unfortunately, they (the central government) do not reveal any agenda. But the Congress Party apprised the Prime Minister of the situation in Kashmir from August 5, 2019, till today. We spoke about how the self-made decision of the Centre impacted Jammu and Kashmir. The way Congress Party made a presentation in the meeting with an agenda, preparation and homework, none of the other parties came to meeting had such thought process and preparation.”

He further emphasised the Congress Party’s stand is to restore the statehood to Jammu and Kashmir with a Constitutional guarantee.

The Congress leader’s statement comes against the backdrop of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s assurance to the leaders from Jammu and Kashmir that the Union government favours holding assembly elections and restoring its statehood once the delimitation exercise is over. On June 24, Prime Minister Modi chaired the all-party meeting which was attended by 14 prominent leaders from the Union Territory.

Home Minister Amit Shah, National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, Jammu and Kashmir Lt Governor Manoj Sinha and Home Secretary also attended the meeting.

Earlier in March this year, the Delimitation Commission for Jammu and Kashmir, which was set up in March 2020 to redraw the parliamentary and assemblies constituencies, got a one-year extension from the Central government.

This was the first high-level interaction between the Centre and political leadership mainly from Kashmir since August 5, 2019, when the Centre revoked the special status of Jammu and Kashmir and the state was bifurcated into two union territories.

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Chhadi Pooja begins in Pahalgam, covid guidelines followed during yatra

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As the Amarnath Yatra gets canceled this year due to the covid-19 pandemic, Chhadi yatra was carried today in Kashmir from Srinagar to Pahalgam and Chhadi pooja was performed in Surya Temple.

Devotees from all over the Country joined the yatra and participated in the pooja. They shouted the chants of Lord Shiva and expressed their happiness.

“I’m from Surat. My group of friends is here to attend the pooja. Last year the yatra didn’t happen due to covid-19 but this year we are excited and happy to take Lord Mahadev’s blessings.” said a devotee

The yatra happened by following all the covid-19 precautionary measures by the devotees as well as the priests. They also appreciated Administration’s preparations and facilities.

“Covid-19 is an invisible enemy. Unless we all follow the guidelines, we can’t be safe. Hospitals are meant for cure. The ICU beds cannot prevent us from falling ill. Government has provided good facilities and it’s our role to protect ourselves and maintain social distancing.” a Priest said

Muskan Langoo, Content writer, JK Media

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Girl slips in waterfall while taking selfie, dies

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In a tragic incident, a woman died after she fell into Aharbal waterfall at Kulgam in Kashmir while trying to click a selfie.

The mishap happened on Friday afternoon when the girl along with her cousin went for some work in a near the Aharbal waterfall. While taking a selfie with the beautiful background, her foot slipped and she fell in the waterfall.

The locals and SDRF team gathered around to save the girl. She was taken to a Hospital in Manzgam where the Authorities detained her for one hour and was later referred to Kulgam’s Hospital.

The girl’s family seemed resented with the Hospital Administration’s behaviour. According to them, she tried making movement but the staff’s delay led to her death.

“The Hospital lacks facilities. Staff wasted time for interrogation and the Ambulance driver abused us. Girl’s life was more important and could get saved if she was treated on time.” said a family member

Many similar accidents have happened in recent times. The selfie trends aren’t important than one’s life. People are requested to take care while doing something like this.

Muskan Langoo, Content writer, JK Media

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2 terrorists killed in Bandipora encounter

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Two terrorists were killed in an encounter with security forces at Shokbaba forest, Sumblar area of Bandipora on Saturday, informed the Kashmir Zone Police.

A search operation is currently underway, it said. Further details are awaited, it added.

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