KPDCL Managing Director Mussarat Islam said five 33 kV feeders out of 120 are presently under fault, while 76 out of 1118 HT 11 kV feeders were down, in view of heavy snowfall in parts of Electric Divisions Handwara, Baramulla & Kupwara
Home Minister Amit Shah moved the Jammu & Kashmir Reservation (Amendment) Bill, 2023 and the Jammu & Kashmir Reorganisation (Amendment) Bill, 2023 on Wednesday.
CPI(M) leader Mohammad Yousuf Tarigami on Thursday said that the Bills have been passed at a time when the Reorganisation Act itself is under judicial scrutiny and the Apex Court’s judgment was awaited.
“It has become a standard practice of the current dispensation to take undemocratic and unconstitutional decisions”, he said.
The Jammu & Kashmir Reservation (Amendment) Bill, 2023 replacing the terms like “weak and underprivileged classes” with “other backward classes” seems merely a linguistic revision. The government seems adamant on continuing to keep the J&K people disempowered by refusing to hold Assembly elections since 2018 despite completion of the delimitation process, upgradation of electoral rolls, and tall claims of normalcy, Tarigami said.
The nomination of two members from the Kashmiri Pandit community to the Legislative Assembly by the Lieutenant Governor reeks of the current dispensation’s intentions of never rehabilitating them in their native places, Tarigami claimed.
Referring to the Bills pertaining to the UT, Omar said Article 370 is also being discussed and it is often asked in the Parliament what Article 370 has given to Jammu & Kashmir. But those who raise this question don’t like to hear the answer and the fact is that no central government would have given as much as the special provision gave to Jammu & Kashmir.
Ahead of the Lok Sabha elections, Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge on Friday claimed that the Narendra Modi-led government at the Centre has frozen the accounts of the party and called it an "assault" on the country's democracy.