‘Oppression increased in J&K after we decided to contest DDC polls’: PDPchief
PDP president Mehbooba Mufti on Sunday said elections are no solution to the Kashmir problem and called for a dialogue between India and Pakistan to address the issue.
She also accused the BJP-led government at the Centre of “murdering the democracy” in the name of District Development Council (DDC) polls as alliance candidates were being confined to homes while others enjoyed full freedom to campaign.
The PDP chief said the alliance candidates were not allowed to freely campaign for the DDC polls.
"Our people do not have security.
They have been confined to their homes and not allowed to run poll campaign while BJP candidates are freely roaming around.
This is not done?
Will this country run on the BJP's agenda?"They tell us not to talk about Article 370.
BJP ministers visit Kashmir and nine out of 10 times, they talk about the revocation of Article 370.
I fail to understand that when they are confident that Artilce 370 is gone and will not be restored, why do they get rattled so much when I speak about it," she said.
Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) president Mehbooba Mufti asked the Centre to start a dialogue with Pakistan to stop the bloodshed in Jammu and Kashmir. The PDP president visited Logripora Aishmuqam area of in Kashmir’s Anantnag district to express her condolences to the family of J&K Police Constable Suhail Ahmad who was killed in the terrorist attack in the Baghat area of the city on February 19. Besides Ahmad, another police personnel lost his life in the Baghat attack. Mufti said, “Till when the people of J&K, its policemen and youth will continue to sacrifice their lives. This (the Kashmir issue) is a huge issue and this issue should be resolved so that the bloodshed in J&K stops and the people here live in peace.” She added, “The BJP government should think and start the process of dialogue with Pakistan, so that the bloodshed is stopped.” Watch the full video for more.
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TMC leader and former Asansol mayor Jitendra Tiwary joined Bharatiya Janata Party on March 02 ahead of the upcoming West Bengal Assembly elections. Ex mayor Jitendra Tiwary joined party in presence of West Bengal BJP chief Dilip Ghosh. West Bengal Assembly elections will be held in eight phases starting from March 27 with the final round of voting taking place on April 29. Counting of votes will take place on May 02.
India slammed Pakistan and accused it of malicious propaganda against India at the UNHRC. ‘Pakistan’s deliberate misuse of this august forum for its malicious propaganda against India, aimed at diverting Council's attention from its own serious violations of human rights, has remained a constant. Pakistani leaders have admitted the fact that it has become a factory for producing terrorists,’ First Secretary of Permanent Mission of India to UN, Pawankumar Badhe said. He further rejected the reference to Union Territory of Jammu & Kashmir in the statement of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation saying it has no locus standi on the issue. Watch the full video for all the details.
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While speaking at UNHRC, India slammed Pakistan for "its malicious propaganda against India" and also rejected the reference to Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir in the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) statement. First Secretary of Permanent Mission of India to UN, Pawankumar Badhe said, "Pakistan's deliberate misuse of this august forum for its malicious propaganda against India, aimed at diverting Council's attention from its own serious violations of human rights, has remained a constant. Pakistani leaders have admitted the fact that it has become a factory for producing terrorists. Pakistan has ignored that terrorism is the worst form of human rights abuse and the supporters of terrorism are the worst abusers of human rights. Enforced disappearances, extrajudicial killings and, arbitrary detentions of those who try to speak against the establishment are rampant in Pakistan and have been carried out by the State's security agencies with impunity." He further said, "We reject the reference to Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir in the OIC statement. It has no locus standi to comment on matters related to JandK, which is an integral and inalienable part of India. It is regrettable that OIC (Organisation of Islamic Cooperation) continues to allow itself to be exploited by Pakistan to indulge in anti-India propaganda."
A Sharjah-Lucknow IndiGo flight made an emergency landing on Tuesday in Pakistan's Karachi after a medical emergency.
According to an official statement by the airline, the passenger was declared dead on arrival in Karachi by the airport medical team.
An elderly passenger identified as 67-year-old Habib ur Rehman fell seriously ill. The official said that by the time the medical team boarded the flight to treat the passenger, he had died. IndiGo expressed condolences to the family of the passenger.
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Union Power Minister RK Singh on March 02 said that there is "no evidence of cyber-attacks by China" during Mumbai's power outage that happened in October 2020. RK Singh said, "Two teams investigated the power outage and submitted that the outage was caused by human error and not due to cyber attack. One of the teams submitted that cyber attack did happen but they were not linked to the Mumbai grid failure. Cyber attacks happened on our northern and southern region load dispatch centres but they (malware) could not reach our operating system. Maharashtra Home Minister has informed that cyber-attacks happened on their SCADA system in Mumbai. We don't have evidence to say that the cyber-attacks were carried out by China or Pakistan. Some people say that the group behind the attacks is Chinese but we don't have evidence. China will definitely deny it." On the other hand, Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh asked not politicizes the matter and said, "Cyber-attack issue is not just confined to Mumbai but it could spread across the country. I have spoken to Union Minister RK Singh about this. He has sought details about it and said that we should remain alert." On March 01, Anil Deshmukh had stated that October 2020 Mumbai power outage was cyber attack by China. It was later, denied by China.