Qasim Sajad Passes Away, Jammu Kashmir Press Association (JKPA) Condoles

Qasim Sajad Passes Away, Jammu Kashmir Press Association (JKPA) Condoles

Srinagar, Oct 4: The Executive Members of Jammu Kashmir Press Association (JKPA) held an emergency meeting, chaired by Gh Hassan Kaloo, to mourn the sad demise of veteran Journalist, Qasim Sajad, who passed away after at his ancestral place on Monday, 4th October, 2021 after a brief illness.

The deceased was well versed with Urdu Language and is on record to have contributed a lot to Urdu Journalism in J&K. He was not only a prolific Writer but a fire-brand Speaker too. The audience would get enchanted and enriched with his speech.

He was editing a newspaper and has authored several books. His passing away has left a big void which is difficult to get filled. He was an active Executive Member of JKPA and was part of many delegations of the Association. All the members prayed for the departed soul and expressed complete solidarity with all members of the bereaved family. 

Hardcore Narcotic Drug Peddler Arrested By Bandipora Police In Hajin, Contraband Substance Recovered, FIR Registered

Hardcore Narcotic Drug Peddler Arrested By Bandipora Police In Hajin, Contraband Substance Recovered, FIR Registered

Bandipora: 04/Oct/2021: Bandipora police continuing its drive against the drug peddlers arrested a hardcore drug peddler in Hajin Bandipora.

Acting on a specific information,police Party of Police Station Hajin led SHO P/S Hajin Inspector Zahoor Ahmad under the supervision of SDPO Hajin, laid a surprise Naka at Chrengpora Hajin and arrested a wanted drug peddler namely Mohd Rafiq Malla S/O Gh Ahmad Malla R/O Chrengpora Hajin and recovered contraband substance charas weighing about 6KG, 600 Gms from his possession.

In this regard, Case FIR under relevant sections of law stands registered at Police Station Hajin and further Investigation has been taken up.
It is pertainant here that accused was the main drug peddler of the area who was operating since long and was evading the his arrest.

General Public is requested to come forward with any information regarding drug peddlers in their neighbourhood. Persons found indulging in drug peddling will be dealt strictly as per law.

Shop Damaged In Fire Mishap In Nowpora Bandipora District

Shop Damaged In Fire Mishap In Nowpora Bandipora District

Bandipora, Oct 04: A Hardware Shop was partially damaged in a fire mishap in Nowpora area of north Kashmir’s Bandipora district on Monday.

An official told that the Hardware shop which belongs to Sagar Ahmed Mir son of Mohammad Yousuf Mir resident of Quil mukaam, was damaged partially in the fire mishap at main market chowk Nowpora.

Soon after the incident, Fire tenders rushed to the spot were able to put off the blaze after hectic efforts, the official said.

No loss of life or injury was reported in the mishap while the cause of fire was said to be short-circuit, he said.

Cows, Calves, Sheep Stolen From Safanagri Area Of Zainapora Shopian

Cows, Calves, Sheep Stolen From Safanagri Area Of Zainapora Shopian

Shopian, Oct 4: Cattle thieves have stolen 14 cattle including sheep and cows. The incident of cattle lifting has occurred in Safanagri area of Zainapora Shopian.

Locals told that thieves stole cows, calves and sheep from the sheds of four persons.

They identified the victims as Muhammad Abbas Wani, Farooq Ahmed Itoo, Ghulam Muhammad Ganaie and Abdul Rehman Ganaie.

“Cattle thieves stole two cows from the shed of Muhammad Abbas Wani, two calves from Farooq Ahmed Itoo, four calves from the shed of Ghulam Muhammad Ganaie and four sheep and two cows from the shed of Abdul Rehman Ganaie,” the locals said.

They appealed police to nab the cattle lifters and trace the stolen cattle. 

Javaid Mustafa Mir Joins Apni Party, Altaf Bukhari Welcomes Him With Open Arms, Mir’s Joining Will Help Fulfill Our Mission Of Pulling People Out Of Aug 5, 2019 Shock, Every Demand Of Apni Party Being Taken Seriously By Admin, Says Bukhari

Javaid Mustafa Mir Joins Apni Party, Altaf Bukhari Welcomes Him With Open Arms, Mir’s Joining Will Help Fulfill Our Mission Of Pulling People Out Of Aug 5, 2019 Shock, Every Demand Of Apni Party Being Taken Seriously By Admin, Says Bukhari

Srinagar, Oct 04: Jammu and Kashmir Apni Party chief Syed Muhammad Altaf Bukhari today welcomed former PDP minister and J&K Peoples Movement president Javaid Mustafa Mir into the party fold stating that Mir’s joining will help pull people of Kashmir out of the mess and to restore the honour of people.

“In the past, we met PM Narendera Modi and the Union Home Minister Amit Shah to ease the worries of people. I welcome Javaid Mustaf Mir sahib with open arms into the Apni Party. His joining will definitely help us in our mission of pulling the people out of the shock given to them on August 5, 2019,” Bukhari said addressing a press conference here.

He said the sole aim of the Apni Party was to achieve what is achievable and not to make hollow promises. “Our mission is to restore the dignity, respectability and the honour of people, so that people feel what has been snatched from them was restored,” he said, adding that the promise made by him to the people that a party that would only work for serving people of J&K is getting fulfilled in the form of Apni Party.

“We are satisfied with our efforts. Just three days back, we urged the GoI and J&K LG to undo the 50: 50 share of NEET students and we are thankful to the J&K LG that it has been undone now,” he said.

He said Javaid Mustafa Mir was his colleague and is his younger brother. Speaking on the occasion, Javaid Mustaf Mir, who has served as a cabinet minister in PDP government, thanked Altaf Bukhari for welcoming him into the party.

Asked why he quit two parties to join the Apni Party now, Mir said it is not the question of changing the agenda as the agenda always remains the same. “At times, you feel like switching to good organizations. I am at a will to decide on my political decisions. The only endeavor should be that people should benefit from our efforts. I believe that’s the big thing,” he said.

About PAGD’s agenda, Mir said that as long as he was with the alliance, he did his job there. “When I was there, Article 370 and Article 35 A was in the court and when I am here, it is still in the court,” Mir said.

Replying to a query, Bukhari said that raising people’s issues can never be a criticism. “When we demand anything, that is taken very seriously,” he said. On National Conference patron Dr Farooq Abdullah’s recent assertions, Bukhari said that some statements are being issued for political interests as every citizen of J&K was equal and there was no question of religion.