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Sajjad Lone Slams Omar, says Omar is with BJP behind the Scenes

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People’s Conference chairman Sajjad Gani Lone slammed National Conference vice-president and former chief minister Omar Abdullah, saying that it was Omar Abdullah and his party NC who showed the BJP the way to the Valley and gave it a chance to make a place in Kashmir. He cannot hide his sin by blaming it on the PDP. Omar Abdullah, who called the People’s Conference or someone else a hanger of the BJP, has himself supported the BJP.

Talking to reporters at his office Sajjad Gani Lone said that Article 370 is talking about Omar Abdullah, National Conference MPs were laughing there when it was being removed in Parliament. Not a single word came out of his mouth. However, one of our colleagues, Fayaz Mir, a member of the Rajya Sabha at that time, had torn his clothes in protest.

Sajjad Gani Lone said that Omar Abdullah, during his visit to Doda-Kishtwar, recently accused the founder of Peoples Democratic Party, Late Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, of joining hands with BJP and destroying Jammu and Kashmir. I am very hurt and disappointed to hear this.

Today Mufti Sahab is not alive to defend himself. Well, Omar Abdullah should look into his guild before accusing Mufti Saeed. It was he who showed the BJP the way to Jammu and Kashmir. Umar is going to be the number one liar of Jammu and Kashmir today. In Kashmiri, such a person is called Tur Baz and listening to his rhetoric, and one can call him the biggest Tur Baz of Kashmir. One who makes false boasts is also called a turbaaz.

The chairman of the People’s Conference said that Omar says that if Omar were in power, nothing would have happened here. He was in control here in 2010; even then, hundreds of people were killed here. Even at that time, everything was being run by the central government, and his government was a puppet of the Center at that time. Denying any association with PAGD, Sajjad Ghani said that I have severed ties with it. The people involved in PAGD are not credible. PDP is a part of PAGD, but other leaders of PAGD do not hesitate to speak against them.

He said that Omar Abdullah himself supports the BJP behind the scenes. He is visiting Doda-Kishtwar, and it is happening at the behest of the BJP. The BJP had won four seats in the last assembly elections based on vote-sharing in this region. When the Centre shelved the NC’s autonomy proposal, the NC remained a part of the coalition government.

On linking the withdrawal of agricultural reform laws with the hope of the return of Article 370, he said that we should not associate our situation with the farmers. We should not be under the illusion. Nobody in the whole of India is interested in the restoration of Article 370. Nobody cares about the hopes of Kashmiris and Kashmiri Muslims. He said that, of course, the discussion on Article 370 should stop, but the demand for its restoration will never end.

I am sure that the Center itself will restore it without any advocacy or pressure from any political party one day. Only Parliament will restore it, or else the People’s Conference is the first political group in Jammu and Kashmir to approach the court for its restoration.

Sajjad Gani Lone said that our party is 45 years old. Two of our leaders have died in custody, about one thousand of our leaders and workers have gone to jail under the Public Safety Act, many have become victims of bullets. My father has also been martyred in the terrorist attack, and he has also been lodged in Jodhpur and Tihar Jail. New Delhi has not prepared our party. Everyone in Jammu and Kashmir knows very well that the National Conference and the People’s Democratic Party are a political group wholly following the behest of New Delhi. Before 1996, NC was a cadre Jamaat, and after that, it became a Jamaat of New Delhi.

Sajjad Gani Lain said that politics is a reality like water flowing in a river that can never be stopped. I think people are coming forward in support of us. In the absence of a popular and elected government, the ordinary people are facing various difficulties. He said it would not be correct to say that the bureaucracy is not working correctly; relatively common people feel more comfortable in a democracy.

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Militancy incidents on decline in Pulwama, but local militant recruitment still up: GoC D P Pandey

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General officer Commanding (GoC) of Srinagar-based army’s 15 Corps Lieutenant General D P Pandey Wednesday said that the southern district of Pulwama has indeed shown a decline in militancy-related incidents but the district continues to see local militant recruitment on the rise. He said that in the ensuing year, the army believes that Pulwama will see a further dip in local militant recruitment.
As per the news agency, the GoC was on a visit to the southern districts of Shopian and Pulwama on the eve of 73rd Republic Day. He met senior citizens and traders in these twin districts of South Kashmir.
Talking to media persons at Shopian, the GoC said that the people of Kashmir want peace and not militancy. “Militancy related incidents are declining and we believe they will further go down in the ongoing year,” he said.
The army officer said that if the number of militants and militancy-related incidents decline, it will provide more opportunities to local youth to make their future.
“Time has come when people have to choose the path of peace and stability,” he said, adding that the people of South Kashmir like those of north Kashmir have realized the effects of militancy.
The GoC said that the wrong narrative is being taught to children and wherever it happens, youth are bound to choose the wrong path “as it is the easy way out and just a glamour.”
“Youth are picking guns because of unemployment but the wrong path is being shown to them,” Pandey said. He said that the situation was getting better as people, especially youth have understood that taking the path of militancy was wrong.
He said that militancy-related incidents have declined in Pulwama but “local militant recruitment continues to be on the rise.” “We believe this (local militant recruitment) will also go down in the ongoing area,” the GoC said and sought people’s cooperating in bringing peace and development in southern districts of Kashmir
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Driver dead, another injured as lorry rolls down into gorge

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A trucker was killed and another person injured after a truck rolled down into a deep gorge near Tulbagh, one kilometre from Banihal town of J&K’s Ramban district on Wednesday.

An official that a truck, bearing registration number JK05A 8209, which was on its way from Jammu towards Srinagar fell into a deep gorge near Tulbagh around 7 pm, resulting in on spot death of the driver.

Soon after the accident, Banihal police and local volunteers launched a rescue operation and retrieved the body of the trucker, who was identified as Nazir Ahmad Sheikh (58), son of Abdul Gani Sheikh, a resident of Bandipora in north Kashmir.

The injured, identified as Naveed Ahmad son of Nazir Ahmad, also a resident of Bandipora, was shifted to Emergency Hospital Banihal.

An official said that the body is being shifted to Bandipora and that the relatives of the victims were on their way to Banihal.

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3 Soldiers Injured In Shopian Gunfight

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On Wednesday, three soldiers were injured, two of them critically, in an ongoing gunfight in south Kashmir’s Shopian district, reports quoted officials said.

They said that two soldiers suffered bullet injuries as soon as the gunfight started between militants and a joint team of Police and army in the Nowgam area of the district. Later, another soldier was injured in the firefight.

Quoting official sources, a news agency reported that the injured were shifted to the army’s 92 base hospital, where two remain in “critical condition.”

The encounter had ensued after Police and army launched a cordon and search operation following inputs about the presence of the militants.

As the joint team approached towards the suspected spot, the officials said, the hiding militants fired upon the forces, triggering off a gunfight, they said.

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