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Amarnath Land Deal
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People were heard shouting Long Live Indian Army, even as the armymen are even fencing the colony roads so that the people dont join the protests. (Not in this news but elsewhere: Army has even seiged all the supplies into Jammu Town purposefully so that the protests are broken up) .

गली व मोहल्लों में भी सेना का पहरा
आरएसपुरा, संवाद सहयोगी :

अमरनाथ भूमि मसले को दबाने के लिए सरकार द्वारा हर हथकंडा अपनाया जा रहा है। सोमवार को कफ्र्यू के तीसरे दिन भी कस्बा पूरी तरह से सील कर दिया गया। सेना द्वारा कस्बे के मुख्य चौक समेत छोटी छोटी रास्तों पर जवान तैनात किए गए और जगह जगह तार लगाकर कस्बे की ओर जाने वाले व्यक्ति को सेना के जवानों द्वारा वापस घरों को भेजा जा रहा था। हालांकि सोमवार सुबह प्रशासन द्वारा दो घंटे के लिए कफ्र्यू में ढील दी गई, लेकिन इसके बावजूद इस दौरान सेना लोगों के साथ ज्यादा सख्ती के साथ पेश आया। हालांकि इस दौरान क्षेत्र के लोगों द्वारा कफ्र्यू का उल्लंघन करके प्रदर्शन व रैली निकालने का भरपूर प्रयास किया गया लेकिन सेना ने कफ्र्यू को तोड़ने वाले लोगों को रोकने के लिए स्थानीय पुलिस के साथ कस्बे की गलियों में अपनी गश्त लगाई और उन्हें कफ्र्यू के दौरान प्रदर्शन न निकालने का हिदायत देते हुए लोगों को अपने घरों में बने रहने की अपील की। इस दौरान सेना के जवानों ने गश्ती लगाते हुए पूरे कस्बे को सील कर दिया। कस्बे में एक दो जगहों पर सेना के जवानों ने लोगों के साथ सख्ती से पेश आए लेकिन इलाके के लोगों ने कई जगह पर एकत्रितहोकर अमरनाथ श्र्राइन बोर्ड को भूमि वापस करने के नारे के साथ भारतीय आर्मी जिंदाबाद के भी नारे लगाए।
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<!--QuoteBegin-->QUOTE<!--QuoteEBegin--><b>Jammu Protests - An Inside Story </b>

Images can have a profound impact and make a lasting impression even on the most cynical among us. They can also act as a force multiplier in a conflict zone. Recall the photographs and television footage of teenaged Palestinian boys in Gaza and the West Bank confronting Israeli tanks armed with no more than shepherd's slings; of young men, their faces half-covered with handkerchiefs and kafiyeh, racing through billowing clouds of tear gas to hurl stones at soldiers armed with assault rifles; of middle-aged and old women violating police pickets and defying curfew. That was the first time we heard of a little-used Arabic word, intifada, which literally means to shake off but in recent times has come to mean a rebellion premised on the Biblical tale of David vanquishing Goliath, a relentless mass protest born of festering anger, deep-seated grievance and overwhelming, uncontrollable rage.
We are witnessing a similar intifada in Jammu province where young and old, men and women, are locked in an unequal battle with the police -- and, since Friday, the Army -- demanding the immediate revocation of the Government order cancelling the transfer of 800 kanals of land to the Sri Amarnath Shrine Board. The land was meant for creating temporary facilities for pilgrims who trek to the Amarnath shrine every year, braving inclement weather and jihadi attacks. This time, it's a Hindu intifada, an outpouring of pent-up anger which has brought life in Jammu and other towns and villages in the province to a standstill.
It's been more than a month that the Hindus of Jammu have taken to the streets, burning tyres, taunting policemen, braving tear gas and real bullets, violating curfew and blockading the highway to Srinagar. The images emanating from Jammu are eerily similar to those that emanated from Gaza and the West Bank during the Palestinian intifada. More tellingly, the tactics that have been adopted by the protesters are those that have often brought Kashmir Valley to a standstill. If you look at the photographs of the Hindu intifada, you will get a sense of how Jammu has decided to give Kashmir a taste of its own medicine -- in this case it is Dum Dum dawai.
The details of the land transfer fiasco are well-known. The Congress-PDP Government headed by Mr Ghulam Nabi Azad had instructed the Forest Department to transfer the land to the SASB. Within days Muslims in the Kashmir Valley, led and instigated by pro-Pakistani separatists, took to the streets, insisting no land should be provided for pilgrim facilities. The All-Party Hurriyat Conference spread three canards: First, the transfer amounted to alienation of 'Kashmiri land'; second, it would lead to intrusion of 'Hindu culture' in Muslim Kashmir; and, third, it would cause ecological damage.
The PDP, sensing an opportunity to revive its pro-separatist -- if not brazenly anti-India/ anti-Hindu -- image in the run-up to the Assembly election in Jammu & Kashmir, joined the protest and subsequently withdrew from the Government. To his credit, Mr Azad stood firm and refused to budge from his Government's decision, till Mr NN Vohra took over as Governor, replacing Gen SK Sinha. Mr Vohra, in his capacity as ex-officio chairman of the SASB, wrote a letter to Mr Azad, returning the land and also offering to relinquish the board's task of organising the annual yatra, thus making the pilgrimage to the Amarnath shrine subordinate to the Valley's Muslims über alle politics and Delhi's equally odious politics of Muslim appeasement.
Mr Vohra reportedly sent his letter to Mr Azad at 8.30 pm on June 28. "The news of that abject surrender provoked an explosion of outrage across Jammu," says a senior member of the Amarnath Yatra Sangharsh Samiti, a broad-based organisation without any political affiliation which is at the forefront of the protest. "The Governor has violated the SASB Act. He cannot act unilaterally. Any decision of the board has to be endorsed by at least five members," says Prof Hari Om, academic and activist. "He is also in contempt of the High Court which had passed an interim order approving the transfer of 800 kanals of land to the board in Baltal," he adds.
For all his efforts to appease the Muslim protesters in Kashmir Valley by 'returning' the land that had been allotted for Hindu pilgrims, Mr Vohra was unable to save the Congress-PDP Government. The PDP pulled out from the ruling alliance on June 28; on July 1, Mr Azad, obviously under mounting pressure from his party bosses in Delhi, reversed the earlier decision.
Meanwhile, in Jammu there was a spontaneous shutdown on June 30. "I don't recall such a massive bandh in recent years," says a lawyer who has been involved with the protest; he does not wish to be named, fearing harassment by authorities. Neither do the protesters wish to be identified because they fear they will be picked up from their homes by the police who take their instructions from Srinagar.
So, every morning, afternoon, evening and night, students, workers, professionals, senior citizens and housewives take to the streets, engaging the police in dogfights, hurling tear gas shells back at their tormentors, chasing cops when they are outnumbered, retreating into narrow alleys when the men in uniform regather, and then surging out all over again. Their faces masked with handkerchiefs, they hurl stones; their eyes reflecting their rage. Scores have been shot and wounded; three of them have died; a young man was chased across rooftops by the police -- he jumped to his death.
"Each death only makes us more determined. We are not going to be bullied by the Valley any more. Jammu wants a voice of its own. Jammu's Hindus will no longer tolerate oppression by Kashmir's Muslims," says a young protester, still in his teens, from his house in downtown Jammu. His voice has just begun to crack.
The day after the June 30 bandh, Jammu flared up with street marches and protest rallies. The authorities responded by clamping curfew, in an effort to force people to remain indoors, till July 7. Women came out of their homes and dared the police to shoot them. An enduring image of the Hindu intifada is that of an aged woman, a Pandit who was forced out of the Valley along with her family and three lakh other Pandits in the early days of jihadi terror, threatening a Kalashnikov-sporting policeman at a curfew picket with her tattered and torn slipper.
On July 7, the Congress-PDP Government officially exited office; the next day the Sangharsh Samiti suspended its agitation, giving the Governor a fortnight's time to either have the land restored to the SASB or resign from office. "Mr Vohra did neither. He only added fuel to the fire by telling some people who went to plead with him, 'Why should I bother about Jammu? Does Jammu matter? Does Jammu exist?' He has been insensitive and his actions have only served to provoke the protesters," says a senior official in the Jammu administration.
"Years of neglect of Jammu by Kashmir has resulted in what you are seeing today. The people are frustrated. The Pandits have at last found a platform to vent their anger. Jammu has more people than Kashmir, but the lion's share always goes to the Valley," says Prof Hari Om.
Jammu province has 37 Assembly seats and two Lok Sabha constituencies. Kashmir Valley has 46 Assembly seats and elects three Lok Sabha MPs. Of the 37 Assembly constituencies in Jammu province, 25 have a Hindu-majority population; the remaining 12 have a Muslim-majority profile. "Our voice naturally gets drowned," says an advocate who is a member of the Sangharsh Samiti.
The natural beneficiary of the Hindu intifada would be the BJP. It could end up sweeping all the Hindu-majority seats in Jammu province and even emerge as the single-largest party in the next Assembly. The Muslim vote in the Valley would be divided between the National Conference and the PDP. The Congress could get wiped out -- it has little to claim as support in the Valley; following the intifada in Jammu, it can't look forward to winning 15 seats in this province as it did in 2002.

This should have set alarm bells ringing at the Congress headquarters in Delhi. Strangely, the party's 'high command' doesn't seem to care. Or so it would seem from the near non-response to the protest.

Mr Vohra and his patrons in Delhi have "clearly underestimated the determination of Jammu's long-suffering Hindus who have had to cope with denial and deprivation for decades as the State Government focuses only on the Kashmir Valley," the advocate-activist says.
This explains what happened on July 22. Kuldeep Raj Dogra, in his mid-30s, who was participating in a hungerstrike at Jammu's Parade Ground, decided to do something tragically dramatic: He consumed poison, stood up to read out a passionately patriotic poem he had penned, faltered and fell dead. "It was his way of registering his protest against Mr Omar Abdullah's speech in Parliament ... he was incensed by the National Conference leader's duplicity," says Prof Hari Om.

The police panicked. They forcibly took away Kuldeep's body to his hometown, Bisnah, 15 km from Jammu, and "tried to cremate it using old tyres, kerosene oil and liquor", according to a Sangharsh Samiti leader. Kuldeep's widow, Shilpi, tried to prevent the cremation and raised a hue and cry. The police have been accused of "insulting, abusing and assaulting" Shilpi to silence her. But a huge crowd gathered and snatched Kuldeep's body from the police. It was taken to Jammu and the situation subsequently just went out of control.

Since then, the Hindu intifada has gathered both force and speed. Curfew has been clamped on all of Jammu and Samba. The Army has been called out. The Governor has been virtually forced to remain confined within the Raj Bhavan by protesters who continue to gather at the gates in large numbers with every passing hour. Mr Vohra's 'eight-point formula', which included "allowing" the SASB to "maintain infrastructure during the yatra period", to end the deadlock, has been spurned. The Sangharsh Samiti is adamant that it will settle for nothing less than restoration of the 800 kanals of land to the SASB for Hindu pilgrims.
Just how determined the protesters are can be gauged from the manner in which thousands of them laid siege to the airport after hearing that Mr Farooq Abdullah of the National Conference and PDP president Mehbooba Mufti were flying in. They had to be flown from the airport to the Raj Bhavan in a helicopter after the protesters refused to let them through.
Since Friday night, the intifada has escalated and spread to virtually every corner of Jammu province. Protesters, defying curfew, have been relentlessly pouring out into the streets throughout the night, daring policemen and Army personnel to shoot them. Two men were shot dead, 35 were injured when the police fired on protesters ransacking the District Magistrate's office in Samba. By mid-afternoon on Saturday, the intifada was truly raging in Jammu and beyond.
All trucks headed for Srinagar have been stopped by protesters at Samba and on the Jammu-Pathankot national highway. No trucks are being allowed to enter Jammu from Srinagar. Kashmir's Muslims could yet get to know what it feels like to be at the receiving end of popular fury and mass anger, as opposed to the Valley's made-in-Pakistan rage. <!--QuoteEnd--><!--QuoteEEnd-->
<!--QuoteBegin-shamu+Aug 5 2008, 01:33 PM-->QUOTE(shamu @ Aug 5 2008, 01:33 PM)<!--QuoteEBegin-->Jammu should demand that they should equal or more number of MLA/MP seats in Kashmir for their area. It should be proportional to the population in that area.

The reality is, if Election Commission does the delimitation of J&K, Jammu and Laddakh will get more seats whereas Valley seats will get reduced. This is because of the shrunk population of the valley and exodus of Hindus from Valley to other divisions. And with muslim votes being split into 3 fractions - PDP, NC, and Sonia Congress, Hindus will form the government the next day. <span style='color:red'>HOWEVER the EC has been restrained from doing the delimitation exercise in J&K till year 2026!!!!</span>

<!--QuoteBegin-->QUOTE<!--QuoteEBegin-->आखिर क्या कारण है कि क्षेत्रफल और आबादी में कश्मीर से काफी बड़ा होने के बावजूद जम्मू संभाग को लोकसभा में सिर्फ दो और विधानसभा में 37 सीटें मिली हुई हैं। जबकि छोटे होने के बावजूद कश्मीर संभाग को लोकसभा की तीन और विधानसभा की 46 सीटें प्राप्त हैं। उस पर तुर्रा यह कि <span style='color:red'>यहां 2026 तक परिसीमन पर भी रोक लगा दी गई है।</span> <!--QuoteEnd--><!--QuoteEEnd-->
Bodhiji you are doing great job with pics so keep posting, hope Dara works on a utube slideshow video, i am totally computer illiterate when it comes to stuff like this, otherwise would have done it myself.

ps: are these pics from the newly launched Dainik Jagran site?
BhV, Pics are from old Jagran Site: epaper.jagran.com - select Jammu Edition. All Hats Off to Jagran. But Since They Do Not Archive, Let Us Download & Preserve the images. I shall keep posting anyways.
Was watching a program on TIMES NOW channel with a BJP guy (Prasad ?) and Mehbooba Mufti. Some observations

- the BJP guy was totally horrible as far as being on TV is concerned

Mehbooba's claims were pretty interesting.

- she claimed that initially this was not communal
- she claimed the separatists are behaving very well
- she claimed Jammu people have been killing muslims and hindus who are not supporting protests.
- she said thousands of kar sevaks are coming into Jammu to take part in protests ?
- she equated SASB land issue with how only a limited number of people are allowed to Gangotri
- and this is the best part, she threatened on national TV -> <b>dont loose kashmir for 800 kannals of land</b>

The journalist (cant remember his name, i think his name is Arnab ?) generally was being all macho with BJP fellow and looked petrified when Mehboobaji started speaking. He tried to use the bimbo in red-dress but Mehbooba shut her up by saying -> listen to me or dont call me. Bimbo shut up for good.

The male journo had one golden moment. Mehbooba (just like Omar) employs this very basic debating technique of keeping on iterating the same nonsense over and over until the other guy gives up. This journo allowed Mehboobaji to keep win every time - but this one time - he kept on asking Mehbooba, no Mehbooba, No Mehbooba Mufti, no i heard you every time when you talked about your stuff, now answer one simple question -> will you condemn Syed Geelani or not. She had to stop, journo's point was made and Mehbooba went on about how Geelani was an angel etc..
yes the male journo was Arnab Goswami. he is editor-in-chief at time now.



Also forgot 2 more interesting things.

Mehbooba said dont make a Gujarat out of Jammu.. <!--emo&:blink:--><img src='style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/blink.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='blink.gif' /><!--endemo-->

And Arnab ended with a basically strong point but delivered extremely weakly. He said -> land transfer was done during your govt time.


The whole scene looked similar to the Obama on TV scene. Journos are scared of interviewing any person with muslim sounding name.
Sorry one mre thing.

Mehbooba was very upset at punjabis for helping blockade ? She said inspite of all that Kashmir has done for Punjab, this is how they repay us. I didnt understand what the heck she was talking about ? Does anybody know ?
Langar being Run by Sangharsha Samiti receiving wholesome support. Money poured in on Monday from all communities. People sending in cooked food from home as well. Youth line up to do the service as well, says Lakkhi Mahajan the Langar Incharge.

<span style='color:red'>लंगर को मिल रहा खुलकर योगदान</span>
Aug 05, 12:41 am

कठुआ, कार्यालय संवाददाता : श्री अमरनाथ संघर्ष समिति द्वारा लगाए गए लंगर में स्थानीय लोग तन, मन व धन से मदद कर रहे है। रविवार को लंगर शुरू करने की घोषणा के चलते सोमवार को मुखर्जी चौक में लंगर लगाया गया। लंगर के लिए दान करने की शुरुआत रविवार शाम वार्ड नंबर 7 के निवासियों द्वारा बीस बैग आटा भेंट करने के साथ हुई। सोमवार को संघर्ष समिति की ओर से लंगर के लिए 11,000 रुपये, वार्ड नंबर 2 के निवासियों द्वारा 31,000 रुपये, वार्ड नंबर 6 स्थित गोपाल आश्रम गली के निवासियों द्वारा 10,000 रुपये भेंट किए गए।

लंगर का कार्यभार देख रहे लक्की महाजन के अनुसार लोग नकद राशि देने के साथ-साथ अपने घरों से भी खाना पका कर लंगर में भेज रहे है। इसके अतिरिक्तलंगर में लोगों ने सेवा कर योगदान देने वालों की भी कमी नहीं है।
Protests Continued throughout the day.

Each village has its own protest committee led by prominent people like Judges, Ex-Armymen, Doctors and Teachers etc.

जगह-जगह चलता रहा प्रदर्शनों का दौर

बसोहली, संवाद सहयोगी : श्री अमरनाथ संघर्ष समिति का आंदोलन बदस्तूर जारी है। प्रशासन की तमाम सख्ती के बावजूद आंदोलनकारियों के हौसले बुलंद हैं।

बटाड़ा संघर्ष समिति के संयोजक पवन सिंह, हेमराज, प्रीतम सिंह, कुलदीप सिंह, कृष्ण सिंह व बहादुर सिंह की अगुवाई में सड़क के बीचोंबीच बैठकर प्रदर्शन किया और जमकर नारेबाजी की। वहीं, आंदोलनकारियों का दूसरा जत्था बसोहली महानपुर सड़क पर स्थित गांव गगरोड़ में लगा हुआ था, जिसकी अगुवाई संयोजक प्रेम सिंह, सुरेश कुमार, ओमप्रकाश, किशोरी पाधा, विजय कुमार व अमित पाधा कर रहे थे। उधर, मारता नगरोटा में भी समिति के संयोजक कस्तूरी लाल, अरविंद गुप्ता, देसराज, रिटायर्ड कैप्टन कुल भूषण सिंह, रवि शुक्ला, हेमराज व विक्कू वर्मा की अगुवाई में सैकड़ों लोग चिलचिलाती धूप में दिनभर धरने पर बैठे रहे। संघर्ष समिति के संघर्ष में मुस्लिम समुदाय भी साथ दे रहा है। शाहदीन, अब्दुल गनी व शैफ अली भी दिनभर प्रदर्शनकारियों के साथ धरने पर बैठे रहे। वहीं, पूंडा गांव में संयोजक शौरी सिंह तथा सह संयोजक कुलदीप सिंह की अगुवाई में सैकड़ों कार्यकर्ता सड़क पर बैठे रहे। शाहरा गांव में भी संयोजक राजकुमार तथा सह संयोजक भूपेंद्र सिंह की अगुवाई में सैकड़ों कार्यकर्ताओं ने सड़क पर नाका लगाकर बसोहली-बनी मार्ग को अवरुद्ध किया। वहीं, समानी गांव में संयोजक दरमेज सिंह तथा सह संयोजक प्रीतम सिंह की अध्यक्षता में सैकड़ों समिति के सदस्य सड़क पर उतरकर दिनभर नारेबाजी करते रहे। उधर, कर्णवाड़ा में महिलाओं ने मानव श्रृंखला बनाकर अपना विरोध प्रदर्शन किया। कर्णवाड़ा में प्रदर्शनकारियों का नेतृत्व रिटायर्ड जज कुलदीप सिंह कर रहे थे। इस दौरान कृष्ण चंद, सुनीत सिंह, अंग्रेजो राम, रिटायर्ड कैप्टन खुशी राम, पूर्व सरपंच देवेंद्र सिंह, मास्टर परस राम, सुरेद्र कुमार, बख्शी राम, तारा मनी, नेहा और रेणु सहित सैकड़ों महिलाएं मौजूद थीं। मुस्लिम समुदाय के ताज मोहम्मद तथा शम्मी मोहम्मद ने भी समिति के सदस्यों के साथ धरना दिया। उधर, महानपुर कस्बे में भी बंद का आयोजन शांतिपूर्वक रहा। बियानी चौक पर भी समिति के सदस्य नारेबाजी करते रहे। प्रतिदिन की तरह सोमवार को भी बटाड़ा तथा गगरोड़ गांव में मशाल जुलूस का आयोजन किया गया।

दूसरे खबर में जोड़ना है- उधर, बसोहली में भी सरकारी कर्मचारियों की विभिन्न यूनियनों ने एक दिवसीय सामूहिक अवकाश किया।
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Amarnath facts
<!--QuoteBegin-rajesh_g+Aug 5 2008, 05:10 AM-->QUOTE(rajesh_g @ Aug 5 2008, 05:10 AM)<!--QuoteEBegin-->Sorry one mre thing.

Mehbooba was very upset at punjabis for helping blockade ? She said inspite of all that Kashmir has done for Punjab, this is how they repay us. I didnt understand what the heck she was talking about ? Does anybody know ?
What she is saying was that there is a tacit understanding between the sikhs and the valley KMs to protect the sikhs. This was there from 1989 from the Khalistan days.
There is a coordination between the KM and Khalistan for a long time.
Protect each other turf.

What we are seeing is that the Kashmir, Punjab and Delhi belt is being targeted for
separatism and eventual merger with greater 'Pak'

This agreement also was broken when Clinton came to India.
The Sikhs were killed and the message was to - Sikhs of US - Khalistanis who were supporting the Clinton from 1980s to get support for Khalistan.

These Sikhs in US supported Clinton when he decided to come to India - first President to India after 22 years. Pakistan was angry about that since he visited only 5 hrs in Pakistan.

This mutual understanding of Muslim seperatists and Sikhs of US and their supporters have to be understood.

<!--QuoteBegin-->QUOTE<!--QuoteEBegin--><b>Karan Singh wants Governor recalled, SASB reconstituted </b>
Pioneer News Service | New Delhi
Echoing the voice of protesters on the streets of Jammu, veteran Congressman and party's deputy leader in the Rajya Sabha Karan Singh has sought the removal of Jammu and Kashmir Governor NN Vohra and reconstitution of the Shri Amarnath Shrine Board (SASB).   

Advancing a five-point package formula to resolve the unrest brewing in the State over cancellation of the land allotted to SASB, Karan Singh also called for extending the yatra duration to two months and temporary lease of land to SASB during the period.

A day ahead of the all-party meeting, and even as the Congress blamed the Sangh Parivar for the Jammu unrest and the Government groped for ways to resolve the stand-off, Singh's candid advocacy for Vohra's removal could result in major embarrassment for the UPA Government.

<b>However, Singh clarified that he was making these proposals not in any party or partisan capacity, but because he had been associated with "this sacred yatra" for six decades and was still chairman-trustee of the Mahadev Gir Dashnami Akahara Trust where, near Badshah Bridge in Srinagar, the Chhari Mubarak (the Sacred Mace) of Lord Shiva resides under the care of a mahant. </b>

In a two-page statement, Singh traced the genesis of the current controversy to the arrival of Governor Vohra. "I have high personal regard for (Shri) Vohra but under the circumstances I am obliged to suggest that he should be considered for some other State where his administrative experience and skills can be better utilised," Singh said. Singh has proposed that Vohra be replaced by Gen (retd) JJ Singh, who is currently the Governor of Arunachal Pradesh. "Apart from his outstanding professional qualifications, he also happens to come from the State, with his family home in Doda district's Marwah area," he added.

As a second step for resolving the stand-off, Singh said that after the appointment of <b>Gen Singh, SASB could be reconstituted under a new chairman, with members drawn from the Hindu community in the State, including Kashmiri Pandits. "As the board chairman, I suggest the name of Chief Justice (retd) AS Anand, who also belongs to J&K," Singh said.</b>

Making a strong plea for providing better facilities during the yatra, Singh said the land should continue to remain with the forest department and the State Government should work out a time-bound programme for construction of shelters, cooking, sanitary and other arrangements for the pilgrims before next year's yatra. He said that in view of the tremendous increase in the number of the yatris, the pilgrimage should be extended to two months -- from July 1 to August 1. "During this period, the entire management of the pilgrim facilities as well as arrangements for the puja in the holy cave should be given to SASB. The land could be leased on a temporary basis to SASB for these two months," he said.

<b>Calling for immediate lifting of the blockade of the National Highway in the "larger interests of the nation and its security", Singh demanded that the victims of police firing in J&K during this agitation be paid suitable compensation.</b>
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Police throwing stones at protesters in Srinagar on Monday.

Burning Kashmir, 3 dead in police firing, 59 injured, 31 of whom are police.

<span style='color:red'>Police Continues to Shoot In The Head, 2 More Martyred, 19 Critically Wounded</span>

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People Retailiate At Jyaundia. Chased the Policemen Away, who ran to take shelter inside the Police Post. People Took charge of the police station, captured the arms, Burnt down all the police vehicles. 19 Policemen injured, 3 critically. Police Chief had to take shelter in the Army Camp.

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ज्यौडि़यां में उतारा सांबा का गुस्सा

ज्यौडि़यां/जम्मू, जागरण टीम : पुलिस और राज्य प्रशासन अमरनाथ भूमि आंदोलन को कुचलने का जितना प्रयास कर रहा है, आग उतनी ही फैलती जा रही है। सोमवार को सांबा में शांतिपूर्ण प्रदर्शन कर रहे आंदोलनकारियों पर ढाए गए पुलिसिया कहर के विरोध में ज्यौडि़यां के लोगों ने मंगलवार को जमकर प्रदर्शन किया और कस्बे में स्थित नायब तहसीलदार व पीडब्ल्यूडी के कार्यालयों में तोड़फोड़ की। क्रुद्ध भीड़ पर काबू पाने के प्रयास में पुलिस ने उन पर लाठीचार्ज किया और आंसू गैस के गोले दागने शुरू कर दिए। इस पर भी जब आंदोलनकारियों को काबू करने में पुलिस नाकाम रही तो उसने फायरिंग शुरू कर दी। इसमें दो निजी चैनलों के कैमरामैन सहित अठारह लोग घायल हो गए। प्रदर्शनकारियों में शामिल एक युवक पवन सिंह पुत्र फकीर सिंह निवासी त्रोटी ज्यौडि़यां के सिर पर अश्रुगैस का गोला लगा। उसे गंभीर अवस्था में गवर्नमेंट मेडिकल कालेज अस्पताल रेफर कर दिया गया जहां उसका उपचार चल रहा है। पुलिस की इस कार्रवाई का जब आसपास के गांव मानचक्क, इंद्री, दूनीचक्क, पकोर, मैरा मंदिर व मुट्ठी के लोगों को पता चला तो वे उनकी मदद के लिए ज्यौडि़यां पहुंच गए। खुद को लोगों से घिरा देख पुलिसकर्मी चौकी के अंदर घुस गए। वहां से भी उन्होंने आंदोलनकारियों पर गोलीबारी और आंसू गैस के गोले दागना जारी रखा। इसके जवाब में लोगों ने भी पुलिस चौकी पर पत्थर बरसाने शुरू कर दिए। जब पुलिस के पास आंसू गैस के गोले और गोलियां कम पड़ने लगीं तो क्रुद्ध प्रदर्शनकारियों ने चौकी में घुसकर तोड़फोड़ शुरू कर दी और उसे आग के हवाले कर दिया। इसके अलावा लोगों ने चौकी में फंसे पुलिसकर्मियों की पिटाई भी शुरू कर दी जिसमें चौदह पुलिसकर्मी घायल हो गए। तीन पुलिसकर्मियों की हालत गंभीर है जिनमें चौकी इंचार्ज ज्यौडि़यां बलविंद्र सिंह भी शामिल हैं। उन्हें उपचार के लिए जीएमसी रेफर किया गया है। भीड़ का गुस्सा जब इससे भी शांत न हुआ तो उन्होंने चौकी के बाहर खड़ी पुलिस की जिप्सी और पांच मोटरसाइकिलों को आग के हवाले कर दिया। इस दौरान क्रुद्ध प्रदर्शनकारियों ने ज्यौडि़यां पुलिस चौकी में तैनात पुलिसकर्मियों से दो राइफलें छीनकर उन्हें तोड़ डाला और उसे आग में झोंक दिया। स्थिति को नियंत्रण से बाहर होता देख सेना ने पूरे कस्बे को अपने कब्जे में ले लिया और घायल पुलिस वालों को मांडा के सेना अस्पताल में भर्ती कराया। वहां से दो और पुलिसकर्मियों को उन्होंने जीएमसी भेज दिया। सेना के अस्पताल में दोनों पुलिसकर्मियों की हालत गंभीर बनी हुई है। देर रात सात और घायल जीएमसी लाए गए। सोमवार को सांबा में पुलिस ने अंधाधुंध फायरिंग कर दो युवकों को मौत की नींद सुला दिया था। एसडीपीओ को मुट्ठी में रोके रखा : ज्यौडि़यां पुलिस चौकी में फंसे पुलिसकर्मियों की मदद के लिए जा रहे एसडीपीओ अतुल शर्मा को लोगों ने मुट्ठी में ही रोके रखा। आंदोलनकारियों ने उन्हें आगे न जाने के लिए कहा। जब वह नहीं माने तो लोगों ने उनके काफिले को घेर लिया। अपने आपको लोगों से घिरा देख एसडीपीओ ने पास स्थित सेना की 191 इन्फैंट्री में घुसकर जान बचाई।
<span style='color:red'>But, We Shall Not Cease</span>

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<span style='color:red'>Jammu Confederation of Industries & Commerce Supports Protests. Let the Crores of Losses Incur, but will not take it any more.

Says: Enough of non-violence from Patriots. We Have Run Out of Patience!


जवाब दे चुकी है शांत जम्मू की सहनशीलता

जम्मू : जम्मू कनफेडरेशन आफ इंडस्ट्रीज एंड कामर्स (सीओआईसी) ने कश्मीरी अलगाववादियों को कोसते हुए कहा कि जम्मू की राष्ट्रभक्त जनता को उनसे धर्मनिरपेक्ष होने का प्रमाणपत्र लेने की आवश्यकता नहीं है। मंगलवार को सीओआईसी की बैठक कुलदीप डोगरा की अध्यक्षता में हुई। इसमें डोगरा ने कहा कि जम्मू के लोग सभी को बिना किसी भेदभाव के गले लगाने में विश्वास करते हैं। जब भी जम्मूवासी कोई मांग करते हैं तो उनको सांप्रदायिक करार दिया जाता है जबकि कश्मीर के अलगाववादी हमेशा जम्मू के लोगों के विरोध में जो मुंह में आता है बोलते रहते हैं। उन्होंने कहा कि महबूबा जैसी नेता भी बिना सोचे समझे सांप्रदायिकता फैलाने का प्रयास करती रहती हैं। अब समय आ गया है कि बराबरी की बात की जाए। जम्मू के लोगों को भी वह सब अधिकार मिलने चाहिए जो कश्मीरियों को मिल रहे हैं। अब तक जम्मू के साथ जो भेदभाव हुआ है उसका हिसाब लेने का मौका आ चुका है। राज्य के दुश्मन समझ लें कि जम्मू के लोगों की सहनशीलता अब जवाब दे चुकी है। अब देशद्रोहियों को सिर नहीं उठाने दिया जाएगा। जम्मू के लोग न्यायप्रिय हैं। पूरे घटनाक्रम के बाद राज्यपाल एनएन वोहरा को भी अपने पद पर बने रहने का कोई अधिकार नहीं है। पृथ्वी राज, महासचिव सतीश गुप्ता एवं अन्य ने भी जम्मू की हालत पर चिंता व्यक्त की। बैठक में सांबा में शहीद हुए लोगों को भी श्रद्धांजलि अर्पित की गई। घटना के लिए एसएसपी को जिम्मेदार ठहराते हुए उन्होंने कहा कि शांतिपूर्वक तरीके से आंदोलन करने वालों पर फायरिंग करने वालों को कभी माफ नहीं किया जा सकता। कुशविंद्र मल्होत्रा, दीपक गुप्ता, एचएस आनंद, प्रवीन गुप्ता, शिव प्रताप गुप्ता, राज कुमार गुप्ता, जीतेंद्र पाल, जगदीश बजाज, जीतेंद्र मितल, कुलदीप गुप्ता, कुरूनेश गुप्ता, सुरेश गुप्ता, अनिल गुप्ता, सुमन गुप्ता, विनय गुप्ता, हरीश अग्रवाल, सुरेश गुप्ता, विनोद मल्होत्रा, गुरबचन दास गुप्ता एवं रविंद्र गोयल ने भी अमरनाथ संघर्ष समिति को अपना पूरा समर्थन देने की घोषणा की।

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