On Saturday, people’s Conference, President Sajad Gani Lone criticised the J&K administration for foiling the PAGD protest against the Delimitation Commission.
The PAGD leaders, including former J&K chief ministers Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti, were allegedly detained ahead of the protest against the Delimitation Commission’s draft proposal to add seven seats to the Jammu region only to Kashmir valley.
I can’t c any valid reason y the state administration should stop political parties from protesting. Isn’t right to protest intrinsic to the concept of a vibrant democracy.
Not being critical. But state administration really needs to reassess and reevaluate.
— Sajad Lone (@sajadlone) January 1, 2022
In a series of tweets, PC President Sajad Lone said he “can’t see any valid reason why the state administration should stop political parties from protesting”.
“Isn’t right to protest intrinsic to the concept of a vibrant democracy. Not being critical. But state administratively needs to reassess and reevaluate,” Sajad said.
He said that democracy “is a precious relic for which thousands have laid down their lives in the last three decades”.
“Please do not unwittingly or erroneously damage it beyond recognition. Non-violent mode of protest in the context of violent strife needs to be facilitated, not stifled”.
The PC chief further said that by stopping political, non-violent protests, the J&K government was “incentivising and facilitating and setting the conditions for a violent form of protest”.
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ACB traps, arrests Patwari while accepting bribe
Anti Corruption Bureau received a complaint wherein the complainant alleged that Abdul Aziz Dar, Patwari of Halqa Mufalpora, Tehsil and District Kupwara is demanding bribes for providing revenue extracts.
The complainant alleged that the accused Patwari was adopting delaying tactics and was not preparing revenue extracts which the complainant required for registration of sale deed for the land purchased by him recently. Moreover, had the complainant also deposited the necessary fee of 420 in the form of GR in the Tehsil office Kupwara on 14-02-2022. The complainant also alleged that Patwari had already taken a bribe of Ten thousand from them and demanded more to provide revenue extracts.
Upon receiving the instant complaint, prima facie offence U/S 7 of the Prevention of Corruption Act 1988 was found made out and consequently, a case FIR No. 02/2022 was registered at P/S ACB Baramulla.
Subsequently, a trap team was constituted. The trap team caught Abdul Aziz Dar, Patwari, red-handed while demanding and accepting a bribe of 5000/- from the complainant. He was arrested and taken into custody by ACB Team. The bribe money was also recovered from his possession in the presence of independent witnesses.
Further investigations of the case are going on.
JKBOSE Class 10, 12 Results Likely in Second Week of February
The Jammu and Kashmir Board of School Education (JKBOSE) is likely to announce the regular annual results of class 10th and 12th, of Kashmir Division, in the second week of February, an official informed on Monday.
Board of School Education Joint Secretary Prof. Aijaz Ahmad Hakak said that the processes involved are in progress.“Results are under process and have to undergo several stages before the declaration. the First stage has been completed and the second one is in process”, he said, adding most probably the results of both the classes will be declared in the second week of February if situation arisen due to COVID goes well,” Aijaz added.
Meanwhile, Director Academics BOSE, Dr Farooq Ahmad Peer, also maintained that results would be announced in the second week of February.
Pertinently, the examinations of Class 12th culminated in the 2nd week of December, while 10th exams concluded in the first week of December last year.
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