Delimitation panel’s draft divisive, unacceptable: PAGD

Delimitation panel’s draft divisive, unacceptable: PAGD

Announces protest in Srinagar on Jan 1 Jammu: The recommendations of the Delimitation Commission on Jammu and Kashmir are “divisive and unacceptable”, the People’s Alliance for Gupkar Declaration (PAGD) said on Tuesday and announced a peaceful protest in Srinagar on January 1. The Delimitation Commission, set up to redraw the assembly seats of the union […]

Draft recommendation aimed at disempowering Kashmiris: NC

Draft recommendation aimed at disempowering Kashmiris: NC

Srinagar: National Conference rejected the draft recommendation of delimitation commission and termed it “murder of democracy” aimed at disempowering Kashmiris. Addresing a press conference the party headquarters Nawa e Subha, NC general secretary Ali Muhammad Sagar reiterated rejection of draft recommendations of the delimitation commission. “It’s not based on democratic and scientific parameters. The draft […]

Delimitation commission: Six more seats for Jammu, one for Kashmir

Delimitation commission: Six more seats for Jammu, one for Kashmir

Political parties unanimously reject, terming it BJP’s ‘political agenda’ New Delhi: The Delimitation Commission on Jammu and Kashmir has proposed six additional assembly seats for Jammu region and one for Kashmir while reserving 16 constituencies for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes, triggering strong protests from parties such as the National Conference which accused the commission […]

Mehbooba asks people to stand up for their ‘snatched’ rights

Mehbooba asks people to stand up for their ‘snatched’ rights

Jammu: Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) president Mehbooba Mufti on Sunday claimed the situation in Jammu and Kashmir has worsened after the abrogation of Article 370 and called on the people of the union territory to stand up for their “snatched” rights. Addressing a party convention in Poonch district, Mehbooba termed the Centre’s decision to revoke […]

Issue of Article 370 sacrosanct, demand for its restoration will never die: Sajad Lone

Issue of Article 370 sacrosanct, demand for its restoration will never die: Sajad Lone

Srinagar: People’s Conference president Sajad Gani Lone on Sunday said the issue of Article 370 — revoked by the Centre in August 2019 — was sacrosanct and the demand for its restoration will never die. He said the party will fight for whatever has been snatched from the people of Jammu and Kashmir unconstitutionally . […]

NC confirms participation in Delimitation meet

NC confirms participation in Delimitation meet

Srinagar: National Conference (NC) leaders will attend the Delimitation Commission’s associate members meeting in New Delhi next week, party MP Hasnain Masoodi said on Saturday. He, however, said, there was no shift in the party’s stand that the exercise offends the spirit of the Constitution. “Seeing the overall scenario, the party has decided that its […]

No faith in delimitation commission: Mehbooba

No faith in delimitation commission: Mehbooba

Jammu: PDP president Mehbooba Mufti said on Saturday that she had no faith in the delimitation commission which was “working on the BJP’s agenda”. She also accused the BJP of using National Investigation Agency (NIA) and Enforcement Directorate (ED) to demoralise her party because of its moves to expose the saffron party’s “false narratives” but […]

No guns or stones, fight peacefully: Mehbooba to youth

No guns or stones, fight peacefully: Mehbooba to youth

Jammu: PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti on Saturday called on the youth to join the struggle for restoration of their rights “snatched” by the Centre and said non-violence, not “stones or guns”, was the way ahead. The former chief minister also said the BJP-led government had intelligence inputs about the civilian killings by terrorists, but it […]

Mehbooba, Omar slam changes in J&K land use policy

Mehbooba, Omar slam changes in J&K land use policy

Srinagar: Former chief ministers Mehbooba Mufti and Omar Abdullah Friday lashed out at the Jammu and Kashmir administration for changes in the land use laws, claiming the new policy would adversely impact the people of the Union Territory. Mehbooba Mufti, the PDP president, alleged the new laws enabling conversion of agricultural land to nonagricultural purposes […]

No Friday prayers at Jamia for the 19th week now

No Friday prayers at Jamia for the 19th week now

Srinagar: Kashmir’s central mosque, the Jamia Masjid in Srinagar, continues to remain out of bounds for people on Fridays, for the 19th consecutive week. The 600-year-old mosque is not only sacred but part of the social fabric in Srinagar. “The authorities and police once again today morning stopped the Auqaf employees from opening the doors […]

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