People’s will essence of democracy: L-G Manoj Sinha on farm laws’ repeal
Lieutenant governor Manoj Sinha on Friday said that despite efforts, a section of farmers could not be convinced by the government and on the auspicious day of Gurpurab, Prime Minister Narendra Modi assured the nation that farm laws will be repealed.
“Despite best efforts, a section of the farmers could not be convinced by the government and on this auspicious day of Gurpurab, the Prime Minister has assured that in the ensuing parliament session these laws will be repealed,” he said while addressing the Sikh community at Bibi Chand Kaur Gurdwara here.
“I feel in democracy, honouring the people’s will is supreme and it is the essence of democracy and this has been done by the PM,” he added.
He also thanked the PM for re-opening Kartarpur corridor before Prakash Utsav.
Sinha paid obeisance at Gurdwara Sahib, Chand Nagar and prayed for sustained peace, prosperity, happiness and well-being of all.
The NIA has arrested two accused in Jammu & Kashmir in the cross-LoC trade and terror funding case. Earlier, the NIA had conducted multiple raids across the Valley in the terror-funding case. NIA spokesman in a statement said that on Monday the NIA arrested two accused Tanveer Ahmad Wani of Achagoza, Rajpora, Pulwama and Peer Arshad Iqbal, alias Ashu of Khwaja Bagh, Baramulla.
With a day left for the start of the Amarnath Yatra, high-level security is in place across Jammu and Kashmir, especially in Kashmir valley, where foolproof security arrangements have been made for the peaceful conduct of the yatra, which is taking place after two years. Three-tier security will be in place for the entire yatra route, including the mountains in the south and central Kashmir.
Ahead of the annual Amarnath pilgrimage, the Jammu and Kashmir Police on Tuesday claimed to have solved recent blasts in Kotranka and Budhal areas of the Rajouri district with the arrest of two Lashkar operatives. The police have launched searches for Talib Shah. “A huge cache of explosive material, including five improvised explosive devices (IEDs), was recovered at the disclosure of the LeT operatives”, additional director general of police (ADGP), Mukesh Singh said.
Union minister of state for women and child development Dr Mahendra Munjapara on Tuesday said cash incentives given to pregnant women under the Pradhan Mantri Matritva Vandana Yojana will now be given in two instalments instead of three, and women will also be given a cash incentive of ₹6,000 on the birth of a second girl child.
Two suspected overground workers (OGWs) of militants were on Tuesday shot dead by the Army near the Line of Control (LoC) in Kupwara district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said. Police say weapons and narcotics were recovered from the slain persons. They are believed to have come to receive a cache of arms and narcotics and facilitate infiltration of militants, they said.