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Will bring new law making death penalty mandatory for those who rape minors: Mehbooba

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Srinagar, Apr 13: Reiterating that she stands committed to never let another child suffer like Asifa, who was gang-raped and later brutally murdered in Kathua in Jammu region, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti said the state government will bring a new law that will make death penalty mandatory for those who rape minors.

I want to assure the entire nation that I stand committed not just to ensure justice for Ashifa but also seek exemplary punishment for those responsible for a crime whose brutal savagery has shamed humanity,” Ms Mehbooba wrote on micro-blogging site twitter.
“We will never ever let another child suffer in this way. We will bring a new law that will make the death penalty mandatory for those who rape minors, so that little Ashifa’s case becomes the last,” she added.

Asserting that the law will not be obstructed by the irresponsible actions and statements of a group of people, the Chief Minister said that proper procedures are being followed and justice will be delivered in Asifa rape and murder case.

“The law will not be obstructed by the irresponsible actions & statements of a group of people. Proper procedures are being followed, investigations are on the fast track & justice will be delivered. #JusticeForAsifa,”Ms Mehbooba.

The comment by the Chief Minister has comes after a strike was called by the Jammu Bar association on Wednesday, seeking the case to be transferred from Crime Branch of state police to Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), evoked a lukewarm response in the winter, capital.
A group of lawyers tried to prevent CB from producing the challan in the court on Monday. However, later with the help of police the challan was filed in the court. Seven people were arrested by the CB in the rape and murder case. A number of BJP leaders and Kathua Bar Association are demanded that the case be handed over to CBI. Two ministers of the BJP also joined protest against the arrest of accused, evoking massive condemnation from various organisations.

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MVD Conducts Inspection of Vehicles, Seized 09 Vehicles

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Bandipora, 11 May: Assistant Regional Transport officer (ARTO) Bandipora Mukhtar Ahmad Sofi along with Inspector Mohammad Younis and Inspector Ab Hameed conducted checking of vehicles on various route of Bandipora and recovered fine from the traffic violators, which included use of pressure horns, driving vehicles without requisite documents and not wearing helmets.
During checking at Bandipora and adjoining areas, ARTO Bandipora seized 09 vehicles and recovered fine from violators of traffic rules.
While talking to this reporter, ARTO Bandipora said that the checking was conducted on the directions of Transport Commissioner Kashmir that the checking of vehicles would continue. The inspection team also informed the people about their duties towards observing traffic norms and road safety rules while traveling and said that it was the prime duty of the commuters to raise their voice against  overloading and use of mobile phones by the drivers at the time of driving. ARTO warned the drivers of passenger vehicles to strictly adhere to the traffic rules to avoid any action from the department.

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AMT School Bandipora functioning without Staff;Students Suffer badly

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(Nusoo) Bandipora May 03 :
Bandipora Health Sector already in news for its wrong deeds from last 09 months is showing no signs of any improvement in any sphere of its Administrative units. Be it hospital management, availability of Medicine,Doctors and para medical staff is at receiving end.

The only and the first professional institute here in North kashmir’s Bandipora district which started functioning from January 2017 had 43 students enrolled for 03 different paramedical courses who were selected merit basis. The only facility which the institute posses now is its infrastructure and non teaching staff deputed from district hospital bandipora while lacking the most important teaching staff and head of the institution.

Pathetic part of the presently is that despite the dearth of teaching staff, institute provided admission to another batch of 40 number of students selected for current session i.e 2018-19, dectemating the future of already suffering of batch 1st candidates.

Block Medical Officer Bandipora claims that he has the additional charge of Principal AMT School and visits the institute once a month. Students say that BMO only visits the institute for his personal matters and acts very casualy. They further say that he never pays any heed towards the demands of suffering students and has been paying deaf ear to their genuine demands, students at AMT school said.

“Whenever we complained to BMO about the dearth of teaching staff he directs them to visit hospital for clinical practices leaving all codal formalities aside,” a student wishing anonimity said.

“Patients also feel inconvenience because of presence of students roaming in hospital sections without having any clue of clinical practices,” an attendent lamented.

Students claim that they attend the institute regularly, but are being taught by “volunteers and one staff member of district hospital for few days in a week”.

Students while narrating their ordeal shared that “if they will not attend the institute, the time is not far when the institute will be locked and the district will be deprived from this basic facility:.

When this reporter contact Principal AMT school Dr Syed Rehman he told, that “government has not yet created posts for the said institute, then question arises what was the fun to start new batch 2018-19 of 40 students if they were aware that they have already destroy the future of students 2017-18 batch”.

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29TH ROAD SAFETY WEEK CONCLUDED IN BANDIPORA

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Bandipora,30 April 2018: To spread awareness among general public about the road safety measures and traffic rules, a Road Safety Week which kick started last week concluded here today at mini secretrait Bandipora of this North Kashmir’s District.

The theme of this year’s Road Safety Week was “Sadak Suraksha Jeevan Raksha”

”The conclusion programme was organised at Mini Secretrait Bandipora where District Development Bandipora Khursheed Ahmad Sanie and Senior Superintendent Bandipora Zulfikar Azad in presence of Inspector’s Motor Vehicle department, Dysp Headquarter, Dysp DAR, Deputy Chief Education Officer Bandipora, District Sicial Welfare Officer, District Nodal Officer ISM Bandipor besides other Motor Vehicle Department officials distributed certificates and trophies among drivers and other personalities who participated in this road safety week.

Speaking On the occasion District Development Commissioner Bandipora said that it is the moral responsibility of every individual to spread message of road safety and hazardous effects of aggressive driving.

He said that road safety week started last week has concluded.

It was organised with the aim of following traffic rules and safe driving.

Meanwhile, correspondent Suhail Rather was also been felicitated during the ceremony.

Hailing the work of Reporter for highlighting such programmes District Development Commissioner Bandipora and Inspector MVD thanked and extended overwhelming greetings for his career.

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