Srinagar Editors Federation meets after 2-years, elects new chairman
Srinagar, Jan 7 : Srinagar Editors Federation JK on Sunday held a meeting after two years, wherein all the Editors of English/Urdu Newspapers were present.
During the meeting at head office in ABi Guzer Srinagar, all the editors after holding long deliberations and discussions unanimously declared that Mr. Muzaffar Ahmad Khan (Editor Sada-i-Kakashan) has as Chairman of Editors Federation JK.
The other participants who attend the meeting include Mr. Ajaz Kawoosi (Editor Asian Express) Vice Chairman, Mr. Khalid Qureshi (Editor Nigahban) General Secretary, Mr. Bashir Ahmad Wani (Editor Seerate Kashmir) Publicity Secretary, Mr. Bilal Ahmad Darzi (Editor Srinagar Samachar) Chief organizer, Mr. Aamir Hussain Dedmari (Editor Lake City Times) Organizer, Mr. Tanveer Ahmad (Editor Kashmir Glory) Chief Spokesperson, Mr. Fazul Haq Bhat (Editor Headlines Today) Joint Secretary , Mr. Riyaz Ahmad Reshi (Editor Kashmir Aman) as Treasurer & Advisor Zia Ahmad Darzi (Editor The Kashmir Newscast) for three years”, a statement issued here by the spokesman said.
The spokesman further said that sater electing the above respected editors, Chairman of Editors Federation JK has made it clear and assured the members of federation that he will do his job-work with full dedication and sincerity and will raise issues before the government as well as authorities regarding the problems which the editors are facing from time to time.
“Chairman in its meeting appreciates the stand taken by Worthy Chief Minister of J&K about the long pending demand of press club of Editors and has said that we have hope that the Chief Minister of J&K will redress our other grievances”, the spokesman said.
*Omar forces Dy Speaker to withdraw the ruling over ban on Mobiles by Journalists*
*Journo’s respond to Omar’s goodwill gesture with thumping up desks*
Former Chief Minister and leader of the Opposition Omar Abdullah here on Friday forced Deputy Speaker Assembly Nazir Gurezi to withdraw his ruling over ban on use of mobiles during the Assembly proceedings.
The ruling of the Deputy Speaker caught the attention of Omar Abdullah when Deputy Speaker Nazir Gurezi ordered the snatching of Mobiles from journalists who were using mobile internet for reporting.
Immediately after the Deputy Speaker ordered the snatching of mobiles from journalists, Omar Abdullah raised the point of order and told the Deputy Speaker that these are not the times when news paper offices would wait for hours together for getting the reports about the proceedings of the house and mobiles are the most convenient instruments of communication and bar on journalists to use mobile phones for reporting the assembly proceedings is tantamount to denying them an opportunity to carry out their professional duties.
The Deputy Speaker immediately withdrew his ruling and told Omar Abdullah that some of the journalists were talking over mobile phones which disturbed some of the MLAs present in the House.
Omar Abdullah’s intervention was responded with thumping of desks by the media persons from the press gallery for about one minute.(muzaffar khan)
*Article 370 in J&K is temporary, says RSS*
JAIPUR: The status of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir is “temporary”, RSS leader Indresh Kumar said on Thursday as he stressed that the occupation of Indian land by China and Pakistan was unconstitutional.
India was suffering from Pakistan’s sponsored militancy and secessionism and over 66,000 people had lost their lives since 1972 due to this, he said.
According to a statement issued here, the senior RSS leader said that Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir was “temporary”. He was in the city today to attend ‘Yuva Sansad 2018’.
“militants activities have reduced due to the policies of government and separatist leaders are in jails. Efforts to bring youths in Jammu and Kashmir to the mainstream are yielding positive results,” he claimed.
On the Ram Temple in Ayodhya issue, he said that even Muslims did not want a mosque to be built at the site as there are rules for construction of mosques.(muzaffar khan)