WeForNews | Latest News, Breaking News, News Updates Mufti Mohammed Sayeed, Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir, Dies At 79 | WeForNews | Latest News, Blogs
Connect with us

India

Mufti Mohammed Sayeed, Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir, Dies At 79

Published

on

Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed passed away at the AIIMS hospital in New Delhi earlier on Thursday.

 

He was admitted in AIIMS for the past 14 days and was on ventilator support.

79-year-old Sayeed,the chief of the People’s Democratic PArty (PDP), part of the ruling alliance in Jammu and Kashmir ,was detected with sepsis, decreased blood counts and pneumonia, was admitted to the hospital on December 24, with complains of neck pain and fever.

Since then, he continued to be in the Intensive Care Unit of AIIMS with his platelets dropped dangerously low.

Sayeed took over as chief minister of PDP-BJP coalition on March 1 last year.

His health had sparked off speculation that there could be a possible change of guard. Sayeed had himself hinted last November during a press conference in Jammu that he would like to hand over the reins to his daughter Mehbooba Mufti.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressing his condolences on Twitter said, “What stood out about Mufti Sahab was his statesmanship. In his long political journey he won many admirers across the political spectrum. Mufti Sahab provided a healing touch to J&K through his leadership. He will be missed by all of us. Condolences to his family & supporters.”

Mufti Sahab’s demise leaves a huge void in the nation & in J&K, where his exemplary leadership had a major impact on people’s lives. RIP.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) January 7, 2016

Former J&K chief minister Omar Abdullah, along with several other leaders also took to the social networking site to express their condolences

Just heard the terrible terrible news of Mufti Sahib’s passing away. I’m shocked & deeply saddened. May he rest in peace.
— Omar Abdullah (@abdullah_omar) January 7, 2016

Deeply pained to learn of J&K CM Shri Mufti Mohd. Sayeed’s demise.He was known for his love for common people, specially the underprivileged
— Rajnath Singh (@BJPRajnathSingh) January 7, 2016

Contribution of Mufti Mohammad Sayeed to J & K and India through long years of public service will be always remembered #PresidentMukherjee
— President of India (@RashtrapatiBhvn) January 7, 2016

V sad to hear abt Shri Mufti Mohd. Sayeed’s demise. May his soul rest in peace. Heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family
— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) January 7, 2016

Extremely saddened to learn of the passing away of Mufti Mohammad Sayeed Saab. My condolences to his family and supporters
— Office of RG (@OfficeOfRG) January 7, 2016

India

BKU leader accuses govt of acts to disrupt tractor rally

Published

on

By

Rakesh Tikait
File Photo

A day after the protesting farmers leaders on Delhi’s Singhu border caught a person who confessed to hatching a conspiracy to disrupt the proposed tractor rally on January 26, Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) spokesperson Rakesh Tikait on Saturday alleged that the Centre and the administration are the ones behind such a “conspiracy”.

The farmer leader alleged that a conspiracy has been hatched to kill four of them and create disturbances during their tractor rally. The person was later handed over to the Haryana Police.

Tikait told IANS: “The man caught from the Singhu border’s protest site was a member of the gang. Only the central government and the administration can carry out such acts.”

“The government has been saying that the tractor rally on January 26 will be violent. How do they know that it will be violent?”

“1Our movement has been quite peaceful for the last two months,” the BKU leader added.

“The apprehended man was associated with a 10-member gang. We have handed him over to the police. Which agency will interrogate him is a matter to be seen,” he said.

Tikait said, “The same people were also part of Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar’s programme. It has now been revealed that the government is behind all such acts.”

“Where there is a mob, violence has to be forcefully created and such an action is resorted to by the administration. These gangs have been imparted training, the same people are part of the mob and commit violence. “

“We have nearly 200 volunteers deployed at various borders of Delhi who are monitoring such suspicious people. We want a peaceful protest,” the BKU leader added.

Continue Reading

India

Terror hideout busted, ammunition recovered in J&K

Published

on

By

Indian Army Kashmir
representative image

A large quantity of arms and ammunition was recovered after a terrorist hideout was busted by the security forces in the Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday, officials said.

According to details, the security forces received specific input about the presence of a terrorist hideout in a forested area in Mandi.

A joint team of the Border Security Force, police and army carried out the operation.

The hideout was busted and a large quantum of arms and ammunition was recovered including one AK-47 rifle, three AK-magazines, 82 AK rounds, three Chinese pistols, five pistol magazines, 33 rounds of pistol ammunition, four hand grenades and one Under Barrel Grenade Launcher (UBGL).Searches were undergoing in the area.

Continue Reading

India

India, China to hold 9th round of talks to resolve border dispute

Published

on

By

India China
File Photo

Indian and Chinese militaries will hold a ninth round of talks aimed at resolving the border disputes in Eastern Ladakh after a deadlock prevailed since the last negotiations in November 2020, sources said.

The latest “Corps Commander level meet is likely to take place in the next few days, probably in a day or two”, the sources, adding contours of the dialogue were being worked out and some changes are expected.

A Ministry of External Affairs representative is likely to be part of the dialogue.

The eight round had taken place on November 6, 2020.

Though the talks ended in a deadlock, both countries agreed to maintain dialogue and communication through military and diplomatic channels, and also to take forward the discussions, push for the settlement of other outstanding issues, so as to jointly maintain peace and tranquillity in the border areas.

Earlier this month, Indian Army chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane had said that the force is ready for a long haul along the Line of Actual Control (LAC), while hoping for an amicable solution in its nine-month-long conflict with the Chinese People’s Liberation Army.

“We are prepared to hold our ground where we are for as long as it takes to achieve our national goals and interest,” he had said.

On August 30, 2020, India had occupied critical mountain heights on the southern bank of the Pangong Lake like Rechin La, Rezang La, Mukpari, and Tabletop that were unmanned till now.

India has also made some deployments near Blacktop also after the Chinese tried to make a provocative military move.

Now, dominance at these 13 peaks allow India to dominate Spangur Gap under the Chinese control and also the Moldo garrison on the Chinese side.

Continue Reading
Advertisement

Most Popular