Jammu and Kashmir National Conference on Monday condemned the gut wrenching rape of a minor girl in Harran area of Ganderbal, saying that spur in the incidents of molestation and rape against the minors is a matter of serious concern.
Party’s district president Ganderbal and former MLA Sheikh Ishfaq Jabbar while condemning the incident said, “The evil fiend who has committed the heinous crime should be send to gallows. The act has shamed the whole humanity and human values. I take this opportunity to impress upon the governor administration to have this particular case tried in a fast track court. It is indeed a monstrous crime and needs to be condemned by all. I express my sympathy with the family of the victim and assure them all possible help from my side.”
Ishfaq said that serving speedy justice was the challenge for the incumbent administration. “It is expected from the governor administration to rise up to the occasion and serve exemplary punishment to the person behind the crime that has send shivers down the spine of every right thinking person. I stand in unison with the affected family. I pray for bright future and speedy recovery of the victim,” he said.
He further necessitated for strengthening the legal framework to deal with such incidents. “The local police should be equipped and trained to deal with such gruesome incidents; besides that it is expected of the governor administration to give economic support to the victim so that she rises on her feet again. I also urge the society to strongly come out against the heinous crime notwithstanding their caste, creed and sectarian considerations,” he said.
District president Ganderbal also condemned the brutal rape of the minor girl in Sumbal. While decrying the incident he said, “I appeal the people to maintain calm and let the law take its own course. It is depressing to see such things happening in our society, which traditionally used to be illustrious for its piety and humanistic values. I urge the governor administration to provide swift justice to both the victims and send the offenders to gallows. I extend my sympathies with the families of victims.”
Dwivedi reviews functioning of Information Deptt
Srinagar, May 14: Commissioner-Secretary, Forests, Ecology & Environment & Information, M K Dwivedi today reviewed the functioning of Information Department at a meeting of officers here.
Addressing the meeting, Dwivedi stressed on further professionalizing the activities of the Department to serve as a bridge between the Government and the media. He laid stress on complete synergy between field activities and policy formulations to achieve the desired results.
The Commissioner-Secretary asked for studying guidelines at national level and of different states to address the issues of emerging social media. He also asked for holding regular meetings of various Departmental committees to redress the pending issues.
Dwivedi also asked for initiating a process of filling up of all vacant positions in the Department, holding of Departmental Promotion Committees and taking other such measures for the welfare of employees to further enhance their morale.
The Commissioner-Secretary also reviewed the process of empanelment of radio and cable channels, infrastructure issues of media centres and other issues.
Earlier, Director Information & Public Relations, Gulzar Ahmad gave a resume of the activities of the Department.
Additional Secretary Information, Ram Sevak; Joint Directors, Information, Jammu & Kashmir, Naresh Kumar & Abid Ahmad; Financial Advisor, Arif Ali; Deputy Directors, Parveen Kumar & Rakesh Kumar Dubey and other officers attended the meeting.