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PM Modi ushered new era of development in J&K: LG Sinha



Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha Monday addressed a commemoration event for the upcoming Birth Anniversary of Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya Ji, organised by Mahamana Malaviya Mission, Lucknow.

On the occasion, the Lt Governor paid tributes and remembered the teachings and values propagated by Bharat Ratna Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviyaji.

He observed that Mahamana Malaviyaji made an invaluable contribution to the Indian Renaissance, Nationalist Ideology, Public Awakening, Welfare, Justice and Freedom, and in the fields of Education and spirituality.

Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya always emphasized on the upliftment of the last man in the queue and improvement in socio-economic condition of the country, he added.

In his address, the Lt Governor also spoke on the present situation and development scenario of Jammu and Kashmir. He observed that after August 2019, all the constitutional rights have been extended to 1.25 crore people of J&K in its truest sense. He said that a new era of development has been ushered in the UT by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

The Lt Governor said that for decades the Valmiki community, Tribals, Gorkhas, Daughters of J&K, West Pakistani refugees and backward classes were treated as second-class citizens. Such rules were made that a sweeper’s son and daughter can only become a sweeper. The talents of the poor were stifled with manufactured restrictions, he added.

Referring to various discriminatory laws and provisions being run in the erstwhile state, the Lt Governor said that now all those laws of discrimination have been abolished. Tribal population has been provided due rights under the Forest Rights Act; three-tier Panchayati Raj system has been implemented for the first time in J&K and elections were conducted in the most fair and transparent manner.

The Lt Governor said that with decisions taken in the last two years under the guidance of the Prime Minister, top priority is being given to the equitable and holistic development of all sections, and the areas which were kept backward since independence have been included in the mainstream development. The policies that have been implemented on the ground after 2019 have brought social justice to all sections for the first time since independence, he added.

Underlining that everyone is being provided opportunities to lead a better life irrespective of religion, caste, class, the Lt Governor said that countless schemes have been started for the Youth in the economic, social, and educational fields, and a host of opportunities have been created for women to become independent and successful.

The Lt Governor observed that mechanization and reforms done in J&K’s Agriculture and Horticulture sector in the last two years has resulted in substantial increase in the monthly income of the farmers, much higher than the national average.

The Lt Governor observed that it is due to transparent, responsive, corruption-free, and accountable administration that the common man is feeling connected with the journey of development and prosperity in J&K. Now every penny that is spent for development is accounted for and the details of every project are kept in public domain, he added.

The Lt Governor also elucidated great strides achieved by the UT administration in the past two years in the health, tourism, and industrial sectors.

All the rights enshrined in the constitution are being extended to the citizens, and Jammu Kashmir is now moving towards becoming a strong pillar of AatmaNirbhar Bharat, the Lt Governor said.

Devendra Swaroop Shukla, Secretary, Mahamana Malaviya Mission, office bearers of Narayan Seva Sansthan, and large number of people were present on the occasion


Jammu: Exodus Day Observed as Black Day




Due to the increasing influence of terrorism, the exodus of Kashmiri Pandits started on this day in 1990. Kashmiri Pandits celebrated this day of expulsion as Black Day.

On Wednesday, Kashmiri displaced Pandits protested by taking out a rally in Jagti. These Kashmiri Pandits said that this dark day is remembered by every Kashmiri Pandit who was forced to leave the Valley. It is the job of the Government of India to conduct an inquiry by setting up a commission, and those who had spoiled the situation in Kashmir should be fed the air of jails. Kashmiri Pandits demonstrated fiercely and on the other hand, demanded that the return of Kashmiri Pandits to the Valley be ensured.

For the last 32 years, Kashmiri Pandits have been cut off from their own land. Addressing the occasion, Jagti Tenement Committee President Shadi Lal Pandita said that these Kashmiri Pandits had to leave their homes due to terrorism in the Valley, but today this Kashmiri Pandit wants to connect with their soil and establish three big satellite colonies in Kashmir. If the government does this, then 70 thousand Kashmiri Pandit families will go back to the Valley and join their soil. But now, the central government is not taking any step in this direction. Therefore, Kashmiri Pandits should be told the plan with the central government to return to the Valley.

On the other hand, Raj Kumar Tikku said that January 19 would not be forgotten by Kashmiri Pandits. When the situation in Kashmir turned completely against the Kashmiri Pandits and announcements were made on loudspeakers to leave the Valley. Kashmiri Pandits were forced to migrate for their safety and their families. Many Kashmiri Pandits also lost their lives. The Central Government should now constitute an inquiry committee to bring the real culprits to the jails.

Amish Mahajan

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Mystery of Lucknow family allegedly missing in J&K solved




The startling revelation came to light on Wednesday about the Lucknow family allegedly missing during their travel to Jammu and Kashmir.

Earlier reports had said that three members of a family from Lucknow — Mehmood Ali Khan, his wife Darakshan and their son, Shavez — had gone missing in Ramban district while they were on their way from Jammu to Srinagar.

Police sources said according to Salim Khan, brother-in-law of Mehmood Ali Khan, all 3 members were murdered by elder son, Sarfaraz Khan on January 5, the day they were leaving towards Jammu by train.

“After disposing of their dead bodies, he meticulously planned to mislead the relatives and police. He clandestinely visited Jammu and Kashmir and messaged via WhatsApp from his father’s mobile phone on 14th January morning in which he posed as his younger brother, Shavez and said that they are stuck on the highway due to landslides.

“He even posted some pictures of the highway,” said the sources.

The details of the case came to light when the J&K police traced the phone in Lucknow that was used to send WhatsApp messages.

Police said Sarfraz had murdered his father, mother and brother in Lucknow itself. On January 6 the body of a youth with a slit throat was found on Lucknow’s Mall Road in the Itaunja area.

Police were unable to identify the body. After this, two more bodies with slit throats were found in the Malihabad area in Lucknow.

After the photographs of the three persons allegedly missing in J&K’s Ramban area were published, police in Lucknow were able to identify all three.

Subsequent investigation revealed that the eldest son of the family, Sarfraz had murdered them. Sarfraz has been taken into custody.

Police said other contacts of Sarfraz are also being questioned. The motive of the gruesome crime is still not known.

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Car theft at SMGS Hospital, thief arrested




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Car theft has been reported from SMGS Hospital, Jammu. The car model identified as Chevrolet Tavera was stolen outside the hospital premises.

As per the details, the car owner is a resident of Doda who had come to visit his ailing relatives admitted to the hospital.

When the possessor of the car couldn’t find his vehicle in the parking, he timely complained about the theft in the police station.

 During the investigation, a team of Police led by SHO city inspector, Vijay Kumar under the supervision of SDPO DySP Sharad Kallu, raided at different places to search the accused and eventually succeeded in arresting him.

Police have also recovered the stolen Tavera from his possession. As per the police sources, the accused is a resident of RS Poora, Jammu and has been notorious for such thefts in the past. 

Aditi Tikku

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