Like our Facebook Page

Early Times Newspaper Jammu, Leading Newspaper Jammu
Breaking News :   With 53% polling Anantnag-Rajouri segment scripts history | Border villages enjoy peaceful voting | Name not in voters’ list, claim non-migrant KPs | 50.72 cr voters exercised franchise in first 5 phases of LS polls: EC | Lady among 4 injured in clashes at polling station | CEC’s statement rekindles hope of early assembly polls in J&K | INDIA Bloc performing ‘Mujra’ for its vote bank: PM Modi | Police picked up some OGWsas preventive measure: CEO Pole | Those with tainted past in preventive custody: Police | 4 Punjab residents dead in Kulgam accident | PoJK is ours and we will take it: Amit Shah | Woman booked under Narco Act | Anti-tank mine found | Distt Admin Reasi to celebrate birth of every girl child in 2024 | DC Kathua inspects progress of work on High Security Prison Dambra in Basohli | J-K: Grieving for loved ones, survivors of terror attacks come out to vote | ACB traps, arrests SHO Police Station Pantha Chowk for bribery | There would be rare Agniveer left unemployed, Rahul misleading people: Shah | CJI Chandrachud casts vote in New Delhi constituency | NASA will soon provide advanced training to Indian astronauts for joint mission to ISS: Garcetti | Four years on from riots, northeast Delhi voting on day-to- day issues for better services | 33 Naxalites surrender before security forces in Chhattisgarh | No delay in release of voter turnout data: EC | Man held for raping seven girls after posing as woman college teacher | President Murmu casts vote at all-women polling booth in New Delhi | Bachendri Pal celebrates 40 years of Mount Everest climb at base camp | SIA passengers endured 62 seconds of extreme turbulence on May 21 London-Singapore flight | Every vote counts, make yours count too: PM Modi | Grandfather of Pune teen driver, who killed 2, sent to police custody | Protest by Mehbooba nothing but another drama in series of her 'tantrums': Kavinder | Mehbooba claims outgoing calls on her mobile number suspended | Raina casts vote in Rajouri, says "People coming out to vote in large numbers" | DGP, sanctions scholarship for wards of martyrs, serving Police personnel | CS compliments civil administration, police for smooth conduct of LS elections | LG congratulates on historic turnout in Anantnag- Rajouri polls | Launch of "Nayne Bade Syane" celebrated by Nami Dogri Sanstha | CCIU observes cyber awareness day | KVK, empowering rural youths under ARYA project | GDC Samba organizes one day workshop on intellectual property rights | GDC Bhaderwah hosts World Anti-Tobacco Day awareness program | DDMA issues Advisory; cautions against swimming in open Water bodies | RDD Ramban conducts cleanliness drive in Panchayat Maitra-A | DC Kupwara visits far-flung Budnamal area | CEO SSCL reviews progress of ongoing projects in Srinagar | DC Kathua inaugurates Inter-Zone District Level Sports Tourney | Minimum govt, maximum governance Mantra of Modi govt working agenda: Rekha Mahajan | Natrang's Summer Theatre Workshop for children to commence from June 3 | Crackdown on illegal mining, 5 vehicles seized | Police solves theft case, arrested 2 accused, recovered stolen bike | Additional 200 MW Power to bring major respite for people of Jammu in scorching summer: MD JPDCL | Illegal extraction of minerals: Police seize 4 Dumpers, JCB | Labour Deptt awares workers about Do's, Don'ts on current heat wave | Week long Photo Exhibition titled "Resilient Heritage"begins at Kala Kendra | GCPFI discusses socio-economic, political issues facing general category | DDC Reasi reviews working of District Industries Centre | Kindergarten Graduation Day celebrated at SD Tara Puri Public High School | CUJ engineering students visits Jammu airport | Yoga Mahotsava organized at GCW Gandhi Nagar | 7th Joginder Kour Memorial Badminton Tournament concludes | Organ donation awareness programme held | Team of SMVDU engages with IUST DYOD team and students | BLSKS celebrates 'Happy Brother's Day' | There won't be any change in our method in final: SRH assistant coach Helmot | Poetry recitation at Gyan Vatika Club | Back Issues  
news details
Proud to stand among 99% oppressed Kashmiris against NC's brutal legacy: Sajad Lone
4/21/2024 10:35:01 PM
Early Times Report
SRINAGAR, Apr 21: J&K Peoples Conference President Sajad Lone today said that he stands proud among the 99% of Kashmiris who have borne the brunt of NC's misrule rather than aligning with the 1% who perpetrated atrocities. Lone made these remarks while addressing a mammoth gathering of dedicated workers in Nihalpora, Pattan which was organised by PC Senior General Secretary Imran Reza Ansari.
The gathering, attended by thousands of dedicated workers, witnessed a significant moment as senior political leader Riyaz Ahmad Sheikh from Singpora, Pattan and prominent social activist Irshad Pandit from Sariwarpora, officially embraced the party, fortifying its grassroots support.
In his address to the assembled gathering, Lone asserted that the overwhelming majority, comprising 99% of Kashmiris, have been the victims of brutality, subjected to imprisonment, torture, unjust detentions under the PSA, and even extrajudicial executions at the hands of a powerful 1% minority of the National Conference.
While denouncing the NC's decades-long reign of oppression, he said that, "They have contributed to creating martyrs' graveyards in almost every village and town. They have been at the helm of regimes which killed thousands of innocent Kashmiris, implemented oppressive laws such as the POTA and PSA, along with the law for mandatory police verifications aimed at pushing the people to the wall. Yet, shamelessly, NC leaders are now seeking to portray this majority of Victims as agents of Delhi."
Making a scathing critique of the National Conference's tenure, Lone questioned their accountability for the hardships endured by the local populace, despite their historical dominance in North Kashmir, clinching victory in LS elections nine out of ten times.
"They must answer for their 50-year rule post-1975, characterized by developmental stagnation, oppression of Kashmiris, incarcerations and their shameful complicity during the abrogation of Article-370. If they can address these issues convincingly, we shall extend our sincerest apologies," he declared.
Lone further lambasted Omar Abdullah's attempts to portray himself as a paragon of virtue, recalling his tacit endorsement of human rights violations during his tenure under the Vajpayee government, amidst growing unrest in Kashmir.
"The same government expressed its desire to abolish Article 370, on record, if it had enough parliamentary support. It was the same dispensation that discarded the proposal for autonomy in J&K but Mr. Omar still remained clung to power. You lack moral authority to label the majority of the local populace, given your lack of ideological disagreement with the BJP. It's puzzling how you can even show your face here," he remarked.
Lone also underscored the upcoming Lok Sabha elections as pivotal, following the watershed events of 2019. He earnestly implored the people to rally behind PC, amplifying their long-muted voices to the highest legislative echelons, the Parliament.
"I pledge to represent the people's grievances and aspirations in the Parliament with unwavering courage and conviction," he asserted.
  Share This News with Your Friends on Social Network  
  Comment on this Story  
Early Times Android App
BSE Sensex
NSE Nifty
Home About Us Top Stories Local News National News Sports News Opinion Editorial ET Cetra Advertise with Us ET E-paper
J&K Govt. Official website
Jammu Kashmir Tourism
Mata Vaishnodevi Shrine Board
Shri Amarnath Ji Shrine Board
Shri Shiv Khori Shrine Board
Train Enquiry
Jammu Kashmir Bank
State Bank of India
Passport Department
Income Tax Department
IT Education
Web Site Design Services
Jammu University
Jammu University Results
Kashmir University
IGNOU Jammu Center