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India Mahila Congress President in Jammu, lashes out at PDP –BJP government for failure to ensure the safety of women



Jammu, Jan 23: All India Mahila Congress President and MP Smt. Sushmita Dev today lashed out at the Modi led govt. at the Centre and PDP –BJP government in the State for their failure to ensure the safety and security of women, who continue to face worst kind of violence and atrocities.

Addressing a largely attended day long convention of Mahila Congress at Jammu today organized by Pradesh Mahila Congress under the leadership of Indu Pawar Ex-MLA, in which Mahila wing Presidents of districts and all blocks of Jammu province attended, Sushmita Dev expressed serious concern over the increased incidents of violence and atrocities against women in various parts of the country.

She also took serious note of the incident of rape and Murder of an eight years girl in Kathua district and said that it is unfortunate that State which has a women Chief Minister has witnessed such a gruesome incident. She said that one of main plank of BJP before elections was women security but time has shown that the Modi Govt. at the centre and several BJP ruled states have totally failed on this front.

She also expressed serious concern over the continued shelling from across the border leading to large number of casualties of civilians and our Jawans and said that the number of ceasefire violations have crossed all past records.

She said the borders were comparatively calm and Kashmir situation was much better under UPA regime, which indicates the Modi govt. policy towards Pakistan and to deal with Jammu and Kashmir situation is a failure. Modi Ji undertook an unscheduled visit to Lahore also but in return we witnessed increased militant attack and ceasefire violations.

She appreciated the efforts of Pradesh Mahila Congress for organizing largely attended convention in this situation and asked the women folk to come forward to secure their due share in politics and every sphere of life. She also questioned the BJP for its lack of commitment to fulfill the promise of providing reservation to the women in the legislative bodies despite the Congress always espousing this genuine cause unless women get their due share in the polity of this country, they would not get their due status and adequate security in the country.

Earlier two minute silence was observed to pay tributes to those civilians and Jawans martyred in the Pakistan shelling.
President JKPCC Shri G.A. Mir, Sr. Vice

President Sham Lal Sharma, CLP Leader N. Rigzin Jora, Vice-President Raman Bhalla, Chief Spokesperson Ravinder Sharma, Former Minister and General Secretary Shabir Ahmed Khan, Co-treasurer Rajnish Sharma, Spokesperson Farooq Andrabi, General Secretary S.S. Channi, Former MLA Swarn Lata, Abid Kashmiri (IYC Secretary), Former DC Smt. Zahida Khan besides senior Mahila leaders, District presidents and Block Presidents attended.

Addressing the gathering PCC Chief Shri G.A. Mir lashed out at Pakistan for frequent ceasefire violations and expressed serious concern over the killings of civilians and Jawans becoming martyrs for the nation. He regretted that the tension between two nations has seen on all time high during present BJP regime which proves failure to effectively deal with Pakistan.

Mir criticized the policies of the Modi govt. which has made the life of poor and common people miserable. The youth are not getting jobs and prices have touched all time high and farmers are worst affected due to wrong economic policies of Modi government. He said first demonetization and poorly drafted and improperly implemented GST has played havoc to the common man. He also referred to the prevailing atmosphere of insecurity to women and failure of the BJP government to deal with this situation.

He asked the women leaders and delegates to come forward and take part in political activities especially in ensuing Panchayat elections. He gave a call to the educated and awakened woman to join politics and assured to give them due share in the congress organization as well as in the electoral field.

President State Mahila Congress Smt. Indu Pawar in her address thanked the participants especially from far flung areas and said thatwoman shall have to come forward to fight for their rights and life with dignity. She said that Modi government’s Beti-Bachao, Beti-Parao, slogans have proved to be hollow, as the women today are facing worst insecurity amidst increased incidents of violence and crime againstwomen. She said it was congress party which gave first woman Prime Minister & First Woman President and again First Lok Sabha Speaker to the country and appealed women to strengthen Congress Party.

PCC Chief Spokesperson Ravinder Sharma & Former Minister Shabir Ahmed Khan referred to the reservation for women in the panchayat from Panch level to District Boards because of the efforts of the congress Party through 73 amendment and asked them to come forward, although present coalition govt. have weakened the Panchayat Raj Act

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Maoist poster found in Odisha capital threatening to kill missing Kashmiri student



Bhubaneswar | March 5 2018
A poster allegedly put up by the Maoists was found at Baramunda bus stand creating panic among locals here this morning.
The poster was put up on the wall under flyover with a message demanding the government to release top Maoist leader Sabyasachi Panda, who is currently lodged in jail, in seven days or else the Kashmiri student studying at Bhubaneswar AIIMS Suhail Aijaz, who is missing since Feb 9, will be killed.
The Maoists in the poster said that Suhail is in their custody. If the government fails to release Sabyasachi Panda, they will eliminate the Kashmiri student.
Also, the red rebels through the poster threatened explosions at Bhubaneswar railway station and police stations on March 11 if their demand is not met as soon as possible.
While there is no breakthrough in the missing Kashmiri student and a team of commissionerate police returned Bhubaneswar from Kolkata with clueless about him, the latest poster indicates Maoist link in connection with missing of Suhail, who is yet to be traced by police. The poster posed as a bigger challenge to the police, who are yet to clear the authenticity of the poster.
The twin city commissionerate police is investigating into the matter to find out alleged abduction of Suhail by Maoists and authenticity of the poster.
We recovered a handwritten poster and it is being investigated, said DCP Satyabrata Bhoi.
Normally, the Maoists put up the posters in their letterhead using red ink. However, this poster found at Baramunda bus stand was written in blue ink.
When asked to Sabyasachi Panda’s wife Subhashree alias Mili Panda about the poster, she refused any Maoist role behind putting up the poster at Baramunda bus stand.
She refuted the allegations that Sabyasachi’s supporters were behind the incident. She clearly said that her husband was never the cadre belonging to the banned CPI(Maoist), which has allegedly put up the poster on wall under flyover at Baramunda.
“Since my husband is facing trial and legal process in a series of cases, it is baseless to say that any of his supporters will do such thing to release him from jail,” Mili Panda said.

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3 sisters found with decomposed body of woman



Bankura (WB), Mar 2 2018

The decomposed body of a 60-year-old woman was recovered from a house here where her three sisters, all mentally unstable, were also living, police said today.

The police got the information over phone about

the incident yesterday and recovered the body of Archana Pal from her house at Pratap Bagan area here in the district.

Superintendent of Police Sukhendu Heera said possibly she died on Wednesday.

The body was sent for post-mortem examination.

Her three sisters — all mentally unstable and physically ill — were taken to hospital, he said.

One of them was admitted to the hospital while others were released, the officer said.

They four were the only occupants of the house and their parents had died earlier.


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MoS Defence says situation at LAC sensitive, cautions against increased ISIS threat



New Delhi | March 1 2018

Minister of State for Defence Subhash Bhamre on Thursday said the situation along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) was “sensitive” and has the potential of escalation.

“The situation along LAC (with China) is sensitive. Incidents of patrolling, transgression and standoff have the potential of escalation,” Bhamre said while speaking at the annual army seminar here.

He also said religious fundamentalism was rising and Pakistan was acting as a conduit of eastward spread of Islamic State (IS) ideology.

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