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Three ‘AKs’ are enough to sustain terror in Kashmir: Modi Will follow Vajpayee’s policy on Kashmir: Modi

Srinagar: The BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi Wednesday pledged to carry forward policies of Atal Behari Vajpayee, BJP leader and former prime minister vis-à-vis Kashmir. Addressing a rally at Hira Nagar in Jammu, Modi stated that the path shown by Vajpayee shall be followed with zeal and zest. He also promised that democracy and Kashmiriyat were the main priorities of Vajpayee during his stint as the prime minister of the country. Modi stated that if the NDA government could have sustained for another term, the face of Kashmir would have been changed and the problems being faced by the people here would have ended. See on P4

Srinagar;AK-47, A.K. Antony and Arvind Kejriwal are “helping the country’s enemy”, BJP prime ministerial candidate tells an election meeting in Jammu

In sharp contrast to his December 1, 2013 Lalkar Rally in Jammu, BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Wednesday held Pakistan responsible

Sensing defeat Abdullahs planning for rehabilitation in Delhi: Baig Srinagar: Taking jibe at the National Conference patron, Farooq Abdullah for his remarks that his chief minister son will shift to New Delhi after the parliamentary polls, the senior Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leader and former deputy chief minister, Muzaffar Hussain Baig Wednesday said this is clear realization that the ruling coalition government in J&K is on its way out and had no chances of making a comeback that is why the NC patron is trying to find some employment for Omar Abdullah in New Delhi. Addressing a well attended workers meeting of Baramulla in Baramulla, Baig said Farooq Abdullah’s remarks clearly indicate that he is now trying post 2014 rehabilitation for Omar Abdullah as he knows well the time is up for them in J&K. He said elections always mean for NC that how many Abdullahs get jobs both in the state and Centre at the cost of people’s sufferings and state’s interests. He said this government has nothing to show as its achievements and that is why they are now making future employment plans for Omar Abdullah. He said the pain, misery and sufferings of people, which though are the direct result of NC’s treachery, U-turns and sell-outs, are no more See on P4

for terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir and other parts of India, while slamming his detractors from the Union Defence Minister A.K. Antony to the Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal for “helping the country’s enemy”. Addressing a massive gathering of the BJP supporters at an election campaign

rally at Hiranagar, close to the IndiaPakistan International Border, in Udhampur-Doda Lok Sabha constituency, Mr. Modi said that Pakistan’s AK-47 rifle, Mr. Antony and Mr. Kejriwal were enough to destabilise peace in Kashmir and rest of the country. “These three AKs are sustaining terrorism in See on P4

KARGIL: As a part of World TB Day celebration, the District TB Control Society, Kargil organised an awareness programme at Government Girls Higher Secondary School today. Additional Deputy Commissioner Kargil Mr. Moses Skalzang was the chief guest and Principal GGHSS Najma banoo was the guest of honour on the occasion. Additional Deputy Commissioner, Kargil, Moses Skalzang stressed upon the need of raising massive awareness about the symptoms and precautionary measures of various health related problems like TB so that they can be detected for timely cure. BMO Shargole Dr. Mohd Abbas, Pathologist DHK Dr. Shomela Jan, DTO Kargil Dr. Ibrahim Khan, Chief Medical Officer Kargil Dr. Shabir Hussain and BCC Team Leader Akhon spoke on the subject in detail. Secretary District TB Control Society Dr. Ibrahim Khan presented Vote of thanks. Similarly, the SOS School Choglamsar, Leh, observed See on P4 the World TB day here today which was

Elections not a referendum Indians should stress on Kashmir: JeI their political leadership to ‘Can’t go for door-to-door poll resolve Kashmir: Mirwaiz boycott campaign’

Srinagar: Jamat-e-Islami (JeI) has termed elections as an administrative issuestating that the same is neither a referendum nor a plebiscite as far as the Kashmir issue is concerned. “Elections are for the administrative affairs and in no way can affect any dimension of Kashmir dispute. Polls are for electricity, roads and water-since 1947 polls never affected reality of Kashmir dispute,” Mohammad Abdullah Wani-JeI chief told KNS. He added polls can never be a substitute of Kashmir

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Srinagar: Chairman Hurriyat Conference (G) Syed Ali Geelani termed the mass death sentence of 529 followers

resolution as the same is not a referendum nor a plebiscite but clearly an exercise for administrative issues. “Even if 3% people vote- we have seen in the past that governments form. If only 1% people will vote still the formation of the government is inevitable.” Reacting to the recent statement of Huriyat Conference (M) Mirwaiz Umar Farooq wherein he described the role of NDA vis-à-vis Kashmir more than UPA, JeI chief stated that everyone has right to express the opinion See on P4 of President Mohammad Mursi including Spiritual guide of Muslim Brotherhood Mohammad Badie by an Egyptian court as worst kind of state-terrorism According to the statement issued to KNS, Geelani while terming it as a worst joke of 21 century, the Huriyat chief criticized the role of so-called champions of justice and democracy who not only maintained a criminal See on P4

NC custodian of identity, secularism: Farooq Abdullah JK witnessed unprecedented development, pro-people Governance: Omar Srinagar: National Conference President and Senior Cabinet Minister in the UPA Government, Dr. Farooq Abdullah said that the 2014 Parliamentary Elections offered a significant opportunity to stop communal forces in India from attaining a position which would allow them to carry forward their agenda of dividing the people of this country on the basis of religion, caste and creed. According to a statement issued to KNS, Dr. Farooq said that the idea of India is one of a secular and inclusive nation and Narendra Modi opposes everything that the founders of this nation enshrined in the constitution and history of India. Speaking at a workers’ meeting at NC District Office in Budgam, Dr. Farooq said that there was a threat at our doors that needs to be defeated if we have to safeguard the interests of the people of this State and of this country.

Kargil, Leh Observe World TB Day

The Narendra Modi who ruthlessly and arrogantly disrespected and sidelined his own seniors and mentors in BJP, can offer no hope of inclusiveness to the people of this country. This election is unlike all elections in the past as we are face-to-face with a figure who aims to polarize the people of this country on com-

munal lines – an evil design that needs to be thwarted without any compromise. Dr. Farooq added that this was not the time to bicker or argue amongst ourselves, but a time of reckoning for all secular forces in the country to rise up to the occasion and come together to defeat Modi. Terming PDP a creation of BJP to divide the representation of the people of J&K, Dr. Farooq Abdullah asked the workers to defeat the BJP and PDP nexus to ensure that J&K continues to resiliently grow with equity and dignity for one and all. Speaking at the workers’ meeting, NC Working President and Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said that the State had witnessed unprecedented governance in the last five years of the NC-Congress coalition government. Omar Abdullah said that National Conference workers form the back-bone of the party and the See on P4 party’s history is a testimony

Will wait and watch Modi’s claims: Mirwaiz Srinagar: The Hurriyat Conference (M) Chairman, Dr Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Wednesday said that at a time when India was moving towards forming new dispensation in Delhi the people of India should stress their political leadership to solve the pending Kashmir issue on urgent basis since it has left the economy of billions of people in the region in bad shape. Mirwaiz said that 40 percent of Indians are living under miserable poverty even as the defence expenditure has already crossed the mark of 48 billion dollar. According to a statement issued to KNS, during a meeting of the Hurriyat Conference (M) at the conglomerate’s headquarters located at Rajbagh the participants held a detailed deliberation upon the ongoing political developments happening in Kashmir and in See on P4

Will come up up with policy statement soon: Malik Vajpayee had no policy at all on Kashmir: Hurriyat (G)

Srinagar, Mar 26 (KNS): Reacting to BJP prime ministerial candidate Narindera Modi’s remarks that his party will pursue Vajpayee’s policy vis-à-vis Kashmir, pro-freedom camp on Wednesday stated that they will adopt wait and watch policy as far as Modi’s claims are concerned. “We will adopt a wait and watch policy and will closely monitor what their measures will be for the Kashmir resolution,” Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, Chairman Huriyat Conference (M) told KNS. He added that it has been observed See on P4

Ladakh and Kargil region to remain cut off from the outside world due to snowfall

Leh;The highway connecting Srinagar and Ladakh was supposed to be thrown open for vehicular movement in April after long closure in winter but record snowfall in mid March has not only hampered further work on the road but also destroyed completed work on this im-

portant access for Ladakh and Kargil region of Jammu and Kashmir. The Border Roads Organization intensified work for snow clearance in first week of March this year. Officials said that the recent heavy snowfall has made snow clearance on the road more difficult. "It is always difficult to clear the snow from this zigzag highway. The road runs on mountains with deep gorge on one side. The men and machinery have to take extra precautions to avoid loss of life and property while working on the road," said an official. "They said that sometimes even trained men get confused. "One wrong step can be an invitation to death. There is often See on P4 threat of avalanche and

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