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"12th Class Results will not be Declared Today," JKBOSE

Wednesday, 10 January 2018 11:05 Written by

January 10

Responding to a fake Notification being circulated on Social Media, an official of State Board of School Education told The Kashmiriyat that the notification is fake.

"No such Notification has been issued as of yet in context to the results of class 12th," the official said.

He also told The Kashmiriyat that class 12th results will be declared soon, but we have not fixed any dates as of yet.

He also requested not to pay any heed to rumour mongering, the Board will come out to one and all through a recognized platform to notify the students, he said.

Ground Report: Free Winter Tuitions Everywhere? Only in Newspapers

Wednesday, 10 January 2018 07:59 Written by

January 10

Before Winter vacation announcements in all Govt- Private run schools, It was impressed on all the Government run institutions will provide Free winter tutorials across the valley.

The news was carried by every newspaper in Kashmir and politicians made to the front spaces of major ones across the valley, probably scoring points.

With the aim to boost the Education and Felicitate Students of far off places with the best quality of education across the valley Directorate of School Education in Kashmir had ordered to start the winter tutorials across the valley.

The Kashmiriyat went on to look if it was an announcement for urban areas like all others and or for the far rural areas too.

Here in Keran sector of District kupwara the people and students have not been even told of such thing, some people for sure know it through the advent of newspapers.

Scores of lower middle class families spoke to us and complained of Educational Department mostly CEO Kupwara Shafir Nabi for showing least concern about the Educational sector of Distant keran.

Keran is Some 8 kms away from Main Town of kupwara in North Kashmir.

This area remains cut off from Main Town kupwara due to heavy snowfall in winter season. 

A Family while speaking to The Kashmiriyat said that, all the well to do persons along with teachers who were supposed to teach during winter left the area before winter vacations to warmer places like Jammu, and left us here on God’s mercy.

Our students are the worst sufferers during winter, they have no other option than to stay home idle, a parent said.

When the Government announced free winter tuition centers across the valley, our region karen was the only sector that felt happiness of that decision, but all in vain, they said.

We are deprived of every facility and neglected at every step even from basic amenities, now we have to bear the educational loss of our students as well, a local said.

"We always wanted our wards to compete with other students, those in Towns and Cities, but when our own teachers leave with their wards for towns and cities,” a father of a student of class 9th said.

We always wanted our kids to shine in the educational field so that we could also be known to others, Keran Is all unknown to outsiders, they said.

However an official of educational department wishing anonymity told that, None of the teacher from the keran sector accepted to teach in free tuition centers and nobody even persuaded them to do so.

It's  pertinent  to mention that the area is accident prone and the road has claimed scores of lives in past, one can't  travel from karen to Other places that too in winter season, The area remains cut off  from the rest of valley throughout winter due to heavy snowfall, locals said.

Despite repeated calls from The Kashmiriyat to the CEO Kupwara Shafiq Nabi War, he was not available for comments.

 

Boys Performed Better than Girls in Class 10 Exams

Wednesday, 10 January 2018 06:34 Written by

January 10

The Jammu Kashmir Board of School Education (JKBOSE) on Tuesday announced the annual results for class 10th class exams held in the month of November 2017.

Boys have scored better than Girls in the exams that were held the last year, the results revealed.

The Results revealed that around 63 percent of students have cleared the exams.

Out of the total 69,056 candidates who participated in the exams, 39,466 students were declared qualified by BOSE while 25, 542 students failed to secure passing marks.

35,997 students were boys and the remaining 33,059 were girls sitting for the annual exams.

The girl students had an overall pass percentage of 62.52 percent while 63.33 percent of boys cleared the exams.

With passing percentage approximately half, The results have revealed the poor performance by students enrolled in government-run schools.

Insha Defeats Darkness, Clears Class 10th Exams

Tuesday, 09 January 2018 12:14 Written by

January 09

Insha Mushtaq ,who had lost her vision to Pellet Guns, has passed her 10th class Examination.

Insha who is a resident of Distant Sedouw Village in South Kashmir's Shopian District was blinded by pellets in 2016.

However as results were announced announced today by the Jammu Kashmir Board of School Education (JKBOSE), Insha gave a befitting response to the pellets.

 The 15-year-old has became the face of pellet wound survivors in Kashmir.

Insha was allowed a helper chosen by the authority to write her exam.

Insha Mushtaq, now 16 years old, is one of the hundreds of teenagers who have become pellet guns' collateral damage.

Her face was pockmarked with more than hundred pellet wounds; some hit her eyes, some pierced close to her brain.

Her nasal, frontal, and maxillary bones were also broken.

The doctors treating her at the Surgical Intensive Care Unit of Srinagar's Maharaja Hari Singh Hospital (SMHS) had a grim diagnosis; procedures to try to restore her eyesight were unsuccessful.

They described her case as "the worst we have ever seen", as they focused on protecting her brain. She was noted down as blind for life.

Insha returned to her house last year after spending four months in different hospitals.

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Class 10th Results Today

Tuesday, 09 January 2018 11:05 Written by

January 09

The results of Class 10th will be announced on Tuesday, Jammu Kashmir Board of School Education (JKBOSE) sources said.

As per sources in JKBOSE circular toppers will not be declared but the students will be given grades and total marks only.

The results would be available from 5 pm onwards on the official website of the JKBOSE.

Of Nationalism, Humanity and Politics

Friday, 22 December 2017 15:34 Written by

December 22

“I'm not a pacifist by any stretch of the imagination, but the older I've gotten the less I understand the political end of war. I would love to see a day when all those men in national capitals decide they want to go to war for nebulous reasons and the common men and scientists and engineers refuse to go. If it's that important, let those men in parliaments fight it out”

To Find True Political conviction, beliefs that move humans, they must be tested, lived, embodied just as a suicide bomber, horribly embodies theirs. The RSS abides by its truth while the Anti RSS stick to their own truth and ears have ceased to exist. It is necessary to confront a painful abandonment. It is confronting to believe that the Governments can provide for us and protect us. Government wants us to believe it and we want to believe them. They want us to believe our country, that they rule is the preeminent and we are the unique creatures, the finely carved ones, and the best of them all. Unfortunately, it is ever more evident that this comfortable pact between us rests upon weak foundations indeed.

The unending tussle between the elected Representatives and various stakeholders whose ideology is not accommodated by the popular Governments ultimately leads us into a state of Anarchy. The genocide in the Syrian Nation since 2011 is a failed attempt of President Bashar Al Assad terribly falling short of boarding all stake holders. The appalling tussle leads to an intense genocide of civilians.  The curious cases of Baltimore and Ferguson inside the mainland of the United States, again is a failed attempt of the popular governments to connect with the stakeholders, the public opinion. Mostly the elected Governments use military might to crush the rights of these stakeholders, the public. Elsewhere, wealthy philanthropists, Political industrialists, eminent journalists use their financial pull and foundations to promote the political interests of the Governments or to launder the public rights and in many nations they keep the public engaged on Televisions and Linking Adhaar Cards (Read Keeping a vigil on citizens), Ration Cards, Pan cards, Clean and Make Campaigns, Tax Reforms.  It is not only big business that engages in lobbying business to complete in the jammed and dissonant legislatures of the modern halls of modern “democratic” legislatures anyone with axe to follow the same tactics of laundering public funds and paying the same to the Governments we elect.

There may be a twist in the traditional understanding of the programs put forth. “The Government of India has spent only 94 crore only on radio, Print and Television ads to promote the ‘CLEAN-INDIA campaign’, This activities may glitter beneficial, but they all share one common characteristic throughout the globe, No accountability to the stakeholders. In a “democratic” setup, the accord between the citizen and the Government is never clear. You can never spend an entire life obeying orders and laws, paying taxes, without once being asked whether you wish to sign the accord or stay out of it. The Elected Government insists to be informed on your birth and intimated about your death. And at no point does it seek your consent or a continual feedback about its working or your life which democratic setup provides space for, at least in theory.

The media too is an enterprise with a few men to rule it and influence the public opinion and notion it in a harmless “productive” conduct. The “rape” of a doctor makes a hue and cry, an entire nation roars on the streets, the same people dastardly rest in their bedrooms expressing anguish and anger watching the news of the same happening with a girl from a remote area who comes from a different class of people, on the elite media. “Save Tigers” campaign garnered a colossal support, farmers committing suicide is often concealed. Sometimes substantial truth which may lead to critics against fanatic traditionalism are concealed, the facts may also evoke anger and lead to an outstretched public outrage or an enlightened public opinion.

The people in power however are the master funders to the news enterprises in the form of advertisements. The elite capitalist hierarchy tries to maintain its hegemony over the other “middle class and the poor class” of the society to shape the progressive society or the society towards “progress”. The progress though exaggerates the fissures between classes of rich and poor.

 

“Ballot is the only answer”

 

Al Jazeera reported on the 17th of March 2014 “Indian Politicians distribute Freebies including Cows, Goats, and laptops to woo voters”. “In Afghan elections, signs of systemic fraud many cast doubt on many votes” NY times In Brazil, the commoners rely and bank upon the elections being an independent source of democratically electing their candidates however a lot of flaws have been found in the E Voting system as the machines do not produce a physical proof that the vote has been recorded. It is strongly believed that Political party Agents caste votes many a times. From Iraqi parliamentary election in 2010 and Syrian parliamentary election 2012 to Egyptian election 2014 and Ukranian Elections, 2014, we have substantial evidences to contradict the thought of ballot being the ultimate power or answer as there as always the “Power dominance” factor that corners the ballot.

The advent of internet has released a wave of enthusiasts who believe that democracy can be improved, saved perhaps. Though internet has its drawbacks too, a problem with “internet democracy” was revealed when the new regime of Barack Obama in U.S asked the citizens to submit their ideas “virtually” to the president. The most votes for received for legalizing marijuana and allowing Online Poker. It garnered votes thrice more than “raising funds for Childhood cancer” But Innumerable Social Networking websites where petitions can be created and propagated on any topic ranging from pushing the “Indonesian President to probe ‘national police corruption cases’ to freeing the imprisoned Burmese democratic leader Aung San Kyi. The internet in the last few years condensed the business of politics, elite public opinion, and eminent journalist franchisees. The internet handsomely acted as an “Alternate Media” gathering thousands of conscious against the Non state backed militants like ISIS, state sponsored terrorism, the continuous genocide in Palestine, the attempt to suppress Free Speech (Charlie Hebdo) in France, the attempt to muzzle the active resistance of people of people in Ferguson. It is clearly evident that internet played a chief player in the “Arab Spring.”

“A Tweet can land you into jail” Reported, The Washington Post over jailing of a plastic packaging businessman In India.

 

The ultimate Solution

 

The states develop a notion that belonging to a particular state makes them have some special place in the world as if being an American, an Indian makes you some sort of superior person or in a higher caste than the rest of the world. From India's point of view there are two kinds of people, Indians and foreigners. Indian politicians think that foreigners have no privacy rights and that there isn't even a debate as to whether or not India can collect any information about them. From the Indian perspective foreigners are a subhuman class. They are all terrorist suspects.

From the ancient Greek wars to the Gulf wars, From the Mexican-American wars to world wars the enormous hunger power has cost a greater cause of humanity a millions of lives.

The nation theory, the concept of nationalism, the battle for power, has always emerged in contrast with a larger humanitarian perspective. Nearly one in every hundred people on Earth today has been forced to flee their home in search of safety elsewhere. The vast majority are running from entirely man-made disasters that have unfolded under the watch of an increasingly lethargic UN Security Council. The war in Middle East which has swept across continents with the saddening figures of violence, killings and displacements. The Security Council is to officially crush, stamp out any conflict that threatens international peace and security, but due to a “proud” division between its power mongers, nationalists from Western and Eastern wings, it’s by standing a deadlock. The often evaluated period of Cold War is apt, because then, as now, the Security Council was virtually paralyzed. And due to this state of paralysis, the international community formulated an alternate plan for dealing with urgent threats to peace and security of a global planet.

 

This happened in the form of a 1950 General Assembly resolution called ‘Uniting for Peace’. Uniting for Peace basically states that if the Security Council is so divided that it is unable “to exercise its primary responsibility for the maintenance of international peace and security” that the General Assembly (a UN body where all States have equal voting rights) can call an emergency session and take control of the matter. That can include taking any action up to and including the use of force which was Originally a US-led ploy for bypassing the Soviet veto during the Korean War, both ‘sides’ in the Cold War sporadically used Uniting for Peace to try to force action on issues important to them but in the current chaotic scenario, the world needs peacekeepers and their united body which holds no barriers of caste and nations to restore global peace.

During the Spanish War from 1936-39, nearly 30,000 people from more than 50 nations volunteered to fight against the nationalist Armies of General Franco. People, many of these volunteers gave up their Jobs, Homes, family to resist the potential threat of fascism to the Globe. The volunteers gathered fought in several key battles with antique, inadequate weapons and played a vital role in many battles including the Battle of Madrid. Out of these 10,000 were killed and 8,000 were killed. Many of them received Heroic receptions back home on their return.

Nationalism is not an ultimate poison though but too much nationalism is no less than poison too as it also motivates some to carry out the will of a nation at all costs, often in the form of attacking others. It tends to blind people. It would be a gross oversimplification to say people are notionised by states and those in power, but rather they are forced to conform to the mandated passion for the nation, sacrificing personal values.

 

The Author is a Journalist from South Kashmir and a ‘News Editor’ at ‘The Kashmiriyat.’ He can be emailed at qshib.qs@gmail.com

Do not Block Roads: An Open Letter to the General Public

Sunday, 17 December 2017 07:22 Written by

December 17

I took this open platform to reach the maximum people for conveying my suggestion with hope welling within me that we will get together to put this bad custom at bay. People usually block busy roads to get their demands fulfilled or to protest against anything. Upon being asked why they do so, their response is invariably along the following lines: "we have some genuine demands, and we want a solution from the concerned authorities".
As people block roads for their demands or needs, they make others suffer for hours, and at the same time, they claim to be the modest people of the 21st century, it sounds illogical because their actions makes hundreds and thousands to suffer. It is not a good sign of modesty. We should have a sense of self-belonging towards our own society.
Most of the times, travelers, especially office-goers, students and many other people who have to reach their destinations on time, get stuck in traffic jams after people take to roads to register their protest. No doubt, people have a right to protest and assemble without arms. However, roads needs to be spared from all this as it leads to a loss of precious time.
My suggestion to people facing any type of problems in form of non availability of drinking water, outage of electricity or any other issues, is that they must go and hold a demonstration or peaceful protest outside the concerned department. Their demands and grievance will not only get immediate response but also officials facing them will remain more cautious towards their areas. It will further save time and redress problems swiftly.
Coming on roads sometimes costs a lot; ambulances and other emergency squads does not have time to wait. It is time to change the way of demanding and protesting. It is our responsibility to mark the end of this hell on roads; we need to change our mindsets.
By blocking roads, people go against Deen-e-Islam, which does not permit us to block roads. We are Muslims but when we cannot change our way of doings, then we are Muslims by name only. Let us understand this Hadith reported by Abu Barza: I said, "O Prophet of Allah, teach me something that will benefit me." The Prophet(PBUH), said, "Remove harmful things from the roads of the Muslims" [Sahih Muslim Hadith no. 2618]. This Hadith clearly indicates that, roads should always remain free from barriers.


With regards

Younus Rashid

 

(The Author is pursuing a Diploma in Mechanical Engineering and is Executive Member of All J&K Students Union [AJKSU]. He can be reached at: younusrashid786@gmail.com)

 

8257 Sikhs Disappeared in 2 Decades post Khalistan Movement, Reveals Report

Sunday, 17 December 2017 07:10 Written by

December 17

More than 8257 cases of enforced disappearances and fake encounters with evidences have been found after a 7 year investigation by the Punjab Documentation and Advocacy Project [PDAP].

A Bloody Violence began in Punjab in 70s and 80s during the Khalistan Uprising. Parallel to Operation Blue Star in 1984, ‘Operation Woodrose’ took place in which the  Indian Army attacked at least a 74 Gurdwaras resulting in high casualties at Moga, Mukatsar, Faridkot, Patiala, Ropar and Chowk Mehta areas. The exact number of Sikhs killed is not know but people allege at least 257 people were shot and killed during the storming of just Gurdwara Dukhniwaran Sahib in Patiala.

The PDAP in its detailed report, “Identifying the Unidentified” has put the number of disappearances at 8257 During the 80s and 90s. In nearly three decades started in 1970s Sikhs throughout the Punjab state were brutalized and massacred.

The report presents detailed and verifiable evidence of these systematic killings by the Punjab police and security services, during the period of militancy and counter-insurgency in all of its 22 districts.

 

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“The release of our investigative report is a major step for victims. Its findings will be submitted to the Supreme Court of India to investigate and deliver justice to all victims of disappearances and killings across Punjab beginning with these 8257 cases,” the PDAP said in its press briefing.

The  initial investigations resulted in an Independent People’s Tribunal (IPT) which was held over two days in Amritsar in April, in which a composite panel of retired judiciary, lawyers and activists from across India came together to hear the testimonies of 700 hundred victim families. Kashmir Human Rights, Parveena Ahangar (Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons, Kashmir) was a part of the tribunal.

The report also critically considers the on-going failings by the National Human Rights Commission in the “Punjab Mass Cremations” case based on the work of murdered human rights activist Jaswant Singh Khalra in 1995, who first exposed and uncovered 2097 mass killings and cremations in three cremation grounds in the district of Amritsar. We continue his work which remains unfinished and presents only a partial picture of the actual number of killings that took place in Punjab.

“Families need to know what happened to their loved ones who disappeared,” a victim family said.