Friday, Aug 23 2019 | Time 03:45 Hrs(IST)
image
  • Modi gets French Prez endorsement - no third party should incite violence in Kashmir
  • No third party should 'incite' violence: India, Pak can resolve Kashmir bilaterally: Macron
  • Seventeen killed in Nigeria road accident
  • FRANCE BACKS INDIA ON KASHMIR, SAYS NO THIRD PARTY SHOULD INTERFERE
  • Trump administration still undecided on foreign aid cuts - Pompeo
  • France has always stood by India in its fight against cross border terrorism: PM Modi
  • TO FIGHT CROSS BORDER TERROR, FRANCE HAS ALWAYS HELPED INDIA: PM MODI
  • Trump, Johnson expected to discuss possible bilateral trade deal at G7 meeting - Official
  • Italian president to decide on snap elections next week after new round of talks
  • UN to stay out of US-Danish dispute over Greenland - Spokesman
  • Italy’s M5S leader aims for new ‘solid' majority in Parliament
States » North


Governor rejects reports of delimitation in J&K, says no threat to Article 370, 35-A

Governor rejects reports of delimitation in J&K, says no threat to Article 370, 35-A

Srinagar, Jun 12 (UNI) Governor Satya Pal Malik here on Wednesday rejected reports that the Center was planning delimitation of Assembly constituencies in Jammu and Kashmir.

“There was no confirmation from the Home Ministry about delimitation and it is a rumour,” Mr Malik said while addressing a press conference here on Wednesday.

Mr Malik further assured people of the state that there was no threat to Article 370 and Article 35-A of Constitution of India which grants special status to Jammu and Kashmir. “Article 370 and Article 35 A are on the agenda of many parties and debates keep on happening on it. But people should not worry as there are no threat to these acts,” he said.

Recently, reports emerged that the Center was mulling to redraw the long pending delimitation of Assembly constituencies in J&K, erupting a political controversy with regional mainstream parties opposing the proposed.

The Governor said delimitation is a long process and cannot be done in days.

He said it’s unfortunate that the people in J&K are not told the truth. “Political parties have exploited them in the name of autonomy and azaadi (freedom). Neither autonomy nor azaadi is possible. Now, in the name of janaat (heaven), the youth are being exploited. Kashmir is a heaven, nurture it. The Islamic State ideology has been defeated even where it started,” the Governor said.

Mr Malik said that he has was no grudge against Jammu and Kashmir’s mainstream political parties. “I had repeatedly asked these local parties not to parrot separatists. I broke protocol and personally met the leaders of two regional parties to persuade them to contest local body and panchayat elections, but all that yielded no result,” he added.

The Governor said till the time people don’t understand that they can’t bend India by muscle power, things will not improve in the valley.

Mr Malik reiterated that dialogue was the only way forward to resolve the issues in the valley. “You have your own laws, your own flags… and you can seek whatever there can be given under the framework of the constitution of India,” he added.

UNI ABS PS 1655

More News

Molester lynched in MP

23 Aug 2019 | 3:19 AM

Shivpuri, MP, Aug 22 (UNI) An alleged molester died after being beaten up by some people in Rampura village on Thursday evening.

see more..

Yogi's major reshuffle takes place

22 Aug 2019 | 11:51 PM

Lucknow Aug 22 (UNI) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath here on late Thursday night carried out a major reshuffle in the state ministry creating a new ministry of Jal Shakti in league with Union government and changed portfolios of many senior ministers.

see more..

Guv stresses on intensive scientific research on potato

22 Aug 2019 | 11:04 PM

Shimla, Aug 22 (UNI) Himachal Pradesh Governor Kalraj Mishra has stressed the need to undertake intensive scientific research work on potato so that more and more farmers could be encouraged for its cultivation and making it a major source of their livelihood.

see more..

Gram Panchayats becoming den of corruption: Assy members

22 Aug 2019 | 11:01 PM

Shimla, Aug 22 (UNI) Members of Himachal Pradesh Assembly on Thursday expressed concern over rising cases of corruption and misuse of public funds in the Gram Panchayats and others rural bodies in the state terming it den of corruption.

see more..

Issues related inter-state smuggling of liquor discussed at a meeting

22 Aug 2019 | 10:42 PM

Chandigarh, Aug 22 (UNI) The Administrator, Union Territory Chandigarh has constitute a committee to look into the menace of inter-state smuggling of liquor.

see more..
image