x

Like our Facebook Page

   
Early Times Newspaper Jammu, Leading Newspaper Jammu
 
Breaking News :   Traffic resumes on Jammu-Srinagar highway | Terrorists kill 3 policemen in Shopian district | Election numbers a clear message to BJP, it's time to introspect: Shiv Sena | Assembly election 2018 results Live updates | National interest must prevail over party: Modi | Madhya Pradesh assembly elections 2018: 9 ministers in CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan's cabinet trailing | Names, identities of victims of rape and sexual assault not to be disclosed: SC | Assembly Election Results 2018 Live Updates: It's Congress in Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan and MP | Jammu and Kashmir Panchayat Elections 2018: Polling for Final Phase Begins Amid Tight Security | Three drown as boat capsizes in Yamuna river in Allahabad | Hope for discussions and constructive debates in Winter Session of Parliament: PM Narendra Modi | Fresh snowfall in Kashmir, Himachal | Senior Congress leader CN Balakrishnan passes away | Colony developed on Defence Land in Sunjwan | Need has arisen to hit back as Pak continues | BJP high-command reprimands Raina, Koul for disrespecting Chhewang | 'Sajad Lone as CM Candidate likely to doom party in Jammu' | Blue-eyed professors get choicest postings | Punjab based Pvt ambulances rule the roost in GMC&H Jammu | Committee to monitor implementation of projects | JKTDC encroaches land of PHE at Harwan carries out illegal construction | Political touts express gratitude to ex- BJP MLA for rechristening City Chowk | MC Udhampur violating SWM Rules 2016, Solid Waste burnt, dumped in Tawi | IT collections in J&K cross Rs 1300 cr | College students, teachers shiver in cold; Appeal Raj Bhawan, seek probe | Former PDP MLA tenders resignation; another mulls | JKAACL showcases rich cultural programme | Gram Sudhar Committee demands development, heritage places preservation | NGO organizes Kashmiri Language workshop in Migrant camp | Sat inaugurates construction work of retaining wall, lane in Ward No. 12 | VC SNU appeals Panchayat members to join hands for Development of Pir Panchal | WFO receives State Humanity Award from NHRSJC | Vomedh stages 'Aisa Kyon Hota Hai' | Rotary Club Jammu organizes Free Retina Eye Checkup | Blood Donation Camp organized by SSCT | Lord Mahavira Playway School celebrates Grandparents Day | One week workshop on "e-Suruksha" begins at CUJ | Renovated changing rooms at Health Club of Amar Singh Club inaugurated | Divjot Kour wins 3 titles at international beauty pageant | Dugger Manch releases Dogri book 'Bhav Kiyaari' | J&K team shines at AEP Role Play Competition | 73 sub-inspectors promoted | YASHN distributes relief materials to families | Guv inaugurates 64th National School Games-Football U 17 Tournament (Boys) | MNP celebrates Manvadhikar Diwas | DPS bags Gold, Silver in Taekwondo State Championship | IHRO celebrates International Human Rights Day | DR Rahat Badder bags Humanity award | Karo Sambhav organizes workshop at RMP School | Remembering the legendary warrior | Drug menace - lawless complication | Shutdown and protests against alleged human rights violations | BJP betrayed people of Jammu: Omar | BJP expels former MLA for anti-party activities indiscipline | Vaishno Devi Yatra breaks last five years record | 68745 electors to exercise franchise for Sarpanch Halqas, 20688 for Panch Wards: CEO | Pankaj Magotra takes over charge as JMC Commissioner | PIL regarding Amphalla -Janipur road widening | Dogras back stabbed by their mandated leaders, Harshdev | Fresh Snowfall in higher reaches of Kashmir | SC dismiss petition concerning dissolution of J&K assembly | DB seeks policy on street vendors | 10 years RI to husband, wife in 2004 sex scandal | Congress victory in 5 states will be beginning of the end for BJP: Saroori | Fraudsters posing as Insurance agent booked | BJP seeks proof or public apology from Omar over claims of threats to MLAs | PHE workers stage protest demonstration | People stage protest against PHE | PEECC appeals Governor against administrative in sensitiveness to employees issue | Despite tense situation at LoC, Karvan-e-Aman bus leaves for PoK | BJP lost ground in Kishtwar, left to photo ops only | Finance Deptt releases Rs 20 cr for LadliBeti | Chaman Lal stresses need for special attention to newly elected bodies | Mughal Road closes after fresh snowfall | IOC invites application for retail outlet dealership | SOS International calls for protection of PoK DPs' HRs | Non-submission of UCs leads to curtailment of BADP funds | Hakla reiterates demand of political reservation for Gujjars-Bakkarwals | Back Issues  
 
news details
Locals register protest against Pakal Dool project
Failure to engage youth of area
7/13/2018 12:03:50 AM
Asif Iqbal Naik
Early Times Report

Kishtwar, July 12: In a major stand off between the land oustees and the executing agency AFCON, the people of Dool and its adjoining areas today held a strong protest against the District Administration, Police and the construction agencies for not entertaining the local unemployed skilled and unskilled youth for jobs in the 1000 MW Pakal-Dool Power project which was recently inaugurated by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
As per the details available with "Early Times", the angry people assembled at zero point Dool some 15 KM from Kishtwar town and tried to march towards the project site but was intercepted by heavy contingent of police presence as a result of which heated arguments took place between the people and the police. The police later cane charged the protestors leaving some of them injured.
The angry protestors finally managed to break the police cordon and held a strong protest against the administration and police demanding immediate removal of Deputy Commissioner and Superintendent of Police.
The angry raised slogans in support of their demands and sought an end to contractor system and called upon the executing agencies to appoint the locals as well as the land oustees without any further delay.
Speaking to "Early Times" the angry people accuses DC and SP Kishtwar of harassing the people and threatening them with FIRs and arrest under Public Safety Act added that police parties are raiding at their homes to arrest all those who leads the protest.
They said that they are protesting peacefully demanding job for poor people of the area and alleges that IFCON company has sold the project into the hands of administration and police who are hand in glove with the company to suppress the aspiration of the local unemployed youths.
They said that last time when they held a protest, ACR Kishtwar approach them and ensure that he will arrange their meeting for felicitating their demands with authorities.
They said that during the meeting, the administration and the police instead of speaking in their favour were seen toeing the company line and openly threatened the people with PSA.
Some of the protestors allege that the company also tried to bargain with them which they refuses and like other also faces the wrath of administration and police.
The protestor says that until and unless the government replaces the DC & SP, they will continue its protest in which even their family members including women's and children's will join.
"We are holding protest peacefully-but police cane charged on us in which few of our protestors got injured-we only want that out voices with regards to encroachment of our basic rights to reach into the ear of Governor" said protestors Muddasir Ahanger and demanded jobs for the local inhabitants as well as for the people of Kishtwar.
National Conference MLC Sajjad Ahmed Kichloo also rushed to the spot and joined the protestors. Kichloo in his speech condemned the police action on peaceful protestors and warned the company for ignoring the basic rights of the local people. He also cautioned the police and administration for using force to silence the voices of the land owners and unemployed youths of Kishtwar District. He said that in case the company as well as the local administration didn't stops harassment of local land owners as well towards unemployed youths, NC will call for mass scale protest against them.

  Share This News with Your Friends on Social Network  
  Comment on this Story  
 
 
 
Early Times Android App
STOCK UPDATE
  
BSE Sensex
NSE Nifty
 
CRICKET UPDATE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
Home About Us Top Stories Local News National News Sports News Opinion Editorial ET Cetra Advertise with Us ET E-paper
 
 
J&K RELATED WEBSITES
J&K Govt. Official website
Jammu Kashmir Tourism
JKTDC
Mata Vaishnodevi Shrine Board
Shri Amarnath Ji Shrine Board
Shri Shiv Khori Shrine Board
UTILITY
Train Enquiry
IRCTC
Matavaishnodevi
BSNL
Jammu Kashmir Bank
State Bank of India
PUBLIC INTEREST
Passport Department
Income Tax Department
JK CAMPA
JK GAD
IT Education
Web Site Design Services
EDUCATION
Jammu University
Jammu University Results
JKBOSE
Kashmir University
IGNOU Jammu Center
SMVDU