Kashmir:Board Exams ended without Heating Facilities to the examinees

Sakib Dass

Anantnag: The Class 10th & 12th board exams that started in the Kashmir valley on 1 November 2017 after a long spell of protests and holidays this year. The examinees of class 10th & 12th Who appearing in their respective exams are suffering alot.But, the Board is unconcerned about the Sufferings of examinees that they are facing in their respective examination centers. On Monday it was seen,outside examination centers some students carrying hot water bottles in their hands to warm themselves inside examination hall so that they will beat the cold and write their exam. Most of the students from south Kashmir Anantnag district said that, they made complaints to the invigilators,that their examination centers are without heating arrangements due to which it becomes difficult to write in exams during this chilly season.However the invigilators remained different to their continuous requests, the students said.

While the BOSE had also announced that the heating arrangements will be made for the students, however on the ground it seems that not even a distant attempt has been made in this regard. “We can barely write in the exams, the chilling cold enters our bones and we shiver all the time. No heating arrangements have been made inside our exam centre at IMI Brakpora in Anantnag.said Yawer Rashid a examinee of class 12th.

Not only Bose has failed to give basic facilities to the examinees but the irony is that they do not even allow us to carry card boards inside the examination hall.The Board should have considered how much the students suffered academically due to the frequent orders of shutdown by Government to contain the protests Kashmir.The whole academic year has been a suffering for the students. The board should have been emphatic towards the students, at least during exams.Said a examinee Muzamil Manzoor. Another student said that despite the turmoil that has got into our education, the Board of School Education (BOSE) showed least concern towards the genuine problem of students. “Everywhere educational Boards want students to do well and they make efforts to ensure students pass, but Kashmir is the only place where students are made to suffer with such difficulties. Said, Muhafiz Peer.


Two booked for ‘disrespecting’ national anthem in Rajouri : Shivam Bakshi Sachnews Jammu Kashmir

JAMMU, November 23: Two people have been booked for allegedly disrespecting national anthem during a function in Rajouri district. The National Anthem was disrespected on Wednesday at Baba Ghulam Shah Badshah University during valedictory function of Silver Rolling Trophy wherein Jammu and Kashmir Governor N N Vohra was the chief guest. Some of the students were found sitting and clicking selfie when the national anthem was played, police said. ”We have registered a case under Section 3 of Prevention of Insult to National Honour Act (PINHA) under FIR number 519/2017,” police said here on Thursday. They said that no arrest has been made so far while investigations are in progress. ( With AGENCIES inputs )

Tral shuts for second consecutive day against militant killing

Srinagar, Nov 22: Life remained cripped in Tral area of south Kashmir for the second consecutive day today to mourn the death of Hizbul Mujahideen militant Adil Rashid Chopan. The 17-year-old Adil was killed in an encounter with forces at Seer-Jageer area of Tral on Monday. He was laid to rest amidst pro-freedom slogans at his ancestral graveyard at Laru yesterday. Business markets in Tral and adjacent towns remained closed and traffic off the roads for the second successive day today, reports said. Work in government offices was affected as attendance in government offices, banks and educational institutions was reported thin.

Woman forced to remove burqa publicly at UP CM’s rally

Ballia (UP): The district administration Ballia in UP has ordered a magisterial probe into the incident of a woman being forced to take off her burqa in public at Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s rally, officials said Wednesday. A video showing the woman taking off her black burqa minutes before the chief minister makes an appearance at the rally yesterday has gone viral. “The city magistrate has been asked to conduct an inquiry into it and action will be taken against those found guilty,” District Magistrate Surendra Vikram said. The chief minister was here yesterday to address an election meeting ahead of the local body elections. The woman, who identified herself as Saira, later said the women constables on duty asked her to remove the black burqa, the outer robe worn by women in some Islamic traditions, which she did. She said she was a BJP worker and had come to the rally from her village wearing her “traditional dress”. The police have also ordered an inquiry. Superintendent of Police Anil Kumar said the video footage has been received and a departmental inquiry ordered in this connection. “The Deputy SP (City) has been asked to conduct an inquiry in this connection,” the SP said. “We had instructions that there should be no black flags shown at the rally. I will get this looked into,” he said. PTI

Frequent,long power cuts irk islamabad Towns

Reported by:- Saima Niyam

Anantnag, Nov 20:Residents of Malaknag,Hazratbal,shirpora,cheeni chowk and adjoining areas have complained of frequent and unscheduled power cuts in the area. A group of people told that the PDD employees have failed to adhere to the scheduled announced by the PDD authorities. “Our area gets power from cheeni chowk receiving station. Every now and then, we face unscheduled power cuts on the pretext of grid rotation and electric fault. Due to long power cuts, we face lot of hardships, particularly in this cold weather,” the in habitants of hazratbal said. The locals said that the PDD employees at grid station cheeni chowk were developing a knack of violating the power cut schedule. The locals appealed to chief minister and chief engineer PDD to personally look into the matter to mitigate the sufferings of the people.

Multi Talented Youth of Islamabad joined Militant Ranks

Reported by :- Saima Niyam

Anantnag: Twenty year old Majid Irshad Khan, a football player of Anantang town, is the latest one to join militant ranks. Earlier leading a college football team, months back, Majid joined Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) outfit. The picture of Majid waving an AK-47 assault rifle with an ammunition pouch went viral on social networking sites Friday afternoon. Local netizens expressed shock. Pursuing graduation at Government Boys Degree college Anantnag, he was a resident of Sadiqabad locality of main town of South Kashmir. Earlier Majid’s friend, Yawar Nisar, had joined Hizbul Mujahideen outfit in last July. He died within a fortnight in a brief gunfight with the government forces in an Anantnag village on 3 August. “The writing was on the wall from the moment he (Majid) saw the mutilated body of his best friend Shaheed Yawar”, wrote one of the Facebook users. “In a shocked state of mind”, posted one of his teammates. Others prayed for Majid. Few days back, the forces had conducted searches and raids in several localities of main town Anantnag after inputs about movement of militants here. On Thursday evening, image of another youth militant, Shamsul, a resident of Khudwani area of Kulgam district had gone viral in which he was seen sitting on the bench along with an AK-47 rifle inside the sports stadium in main town Anantnag, barely 400 metres away from Sadder police station Anantnag. Shamsul had joined the LeT in the initial months of this year. “ The recent movement of militants is related to the luring of local youth to join militant outfits from within the main town. Majid’s case can be viewed in this perspective”, said a police official.

Encouter:Army Man Killed, Civilian Injured,Internet Barred in Pulwama


An army soldier has been killed while a civilian was injured during ongoing encounter at Aglar Kandi village of Pulwama district in south Kashmir. SSP Pulwama Mohammad Aslam told GNS that an army soldier Sham Sundar of 44 RR sustained serious bullet injuries during exchange of fire with militants and was referred to Army hospital here where he succumbed. A civilian namely Tariq Ahmad Bhat s/o Ghulam Bhat R/o Kandi Aglar was also injured when massive clashes between locals and government forces erupted in the area amid encounter. The civilian sustained bullet wound below his heart on left side of his chest and has been hospitalized. Meanwhile, Internet services have been snapped in Pulwama and Shopian in wake of the gunfight.

Traders Association of Anantnag asks people to Continue Shutdown tomorrow

Anantnag:- 7 october 2017

The Traders Union of Islamabad (Anantnag) has thanked the people of Islamabad who observed a complete shutdown on Saturday. The shutdown had been pertinently called by the Union to protest the highhandedness of Police on Friday. A Few shopkeepers had been allegedly thrashed and arrested by the Police following protests post Friday prayers in the main town. A Few shopkeepers in Jamia Masjid Locality at Reshi Bazar had also accused the Police of entering their shops and throwing their goods down on the road. A Few people including a lady of Qazi Mohalla locality had been injured in the Police action. The Traders Union also observed a Sit in to protest the highhandedness of Local police official.

Meanwhile a member of Traders Union, Haji Sajjad Hakee said that,“Shutdown will continue tomorrow against the highhandedness of Local Police in the town. We request everyone including medical shops to observe shutdown tomorrow.” He said that the union demands the transfer of the Police official who harassed shoppers in the main town locality of Reshi Bazar. There were many incidents of Stone throwing in the town as hundreds of youth came out on the streets hurling stones on the Government forces. Mirwaiz South Kashmir, Qazi Ahmed Yasir had also offered full support to the shutdown call.

JRL have called for valley wide protests on Friday


The joint resistance leadership on Thursday called for a “mass protest rally’ against the conspiracies being hatched by the Indian state to change the demography of Jammu and Kashmir. In a joint statement, the resistance leaders including octogenarian Hurriyat patriarch Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Yasin Malik said that the Indian state Is hatching conspiracies against the history, culture of Jammu and Kashmir to change its Muslim character. The leaders said that anti-Kashmir policies are being implemented to strengthen the “military occupation” of Jammu and Kashmir. In the statement the leaders said that they have called for a rally on Oct 14 to protests against the anti Kashmir policies and to aware people about these dangerous designs. Meanwhile, the leaders have called for valley wide protests on Friday against the braid chopping incidents.