Thursday, October 28, 2010

Kashmir Ki Aawaaz

Dr Darakhshan Andrabi addressing the audience at Mavlankar Hall, Delhi on 22rd of October, 2010 at a national level seminar Kashmir Ki Aawaaz which was attended by hundreds of representatives of different regions,faiths and classes of J&K in addition to intellectuals, thinkers, journalists, writers, social workers and veteran politicians of different parties.

Challenge to Separatism

Dr Darakhshan Andrabi leading the Protest Sit-In at Rajghat in Delhi on 23rd of October,2010 in reaction to government's appeasement of separatism in J&K organised by FINS, Himalayan Parivar and other organisations. Representatives from all the communities, regions and faiths of Jammu & Kashmir participated in the sit-in. Where addressing to the media persons on the occasion SDP president Dr Darakhshan said that she was happy to see hundreds of representatives from J&K coming out to Delhi to sing her slogan:Hum Hindustan Se Hain, Hindustan Hum Se Hai. Dr Andrabi said that this brave step should be an eye-opener for the central government which is hell bent upon projecting Kashmir as a hub of separatists. She said there is a huge majority of the people of J&K who are true nationalists and it was the need of the hour to shift attention from secessionists to true patriots.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

"Not Omar but Geelani runs the state government," says Dr Darakhshan

Dr Darakhshan Andrabi,SDP President during her visit to Punjab spoke to Dainik Jagran and boldly commented on some very important issues.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

The daily KASHMIR IMAGES,Srinagar 7,2010

Darakhshan reacts to chaotic situation in Kashmir valley

Monday, March 22, 2010

Meeting with Rajnath Singh

A meeting with Bhartiya Janata Party Ex-President Rajnath Singh and Colonel K K Juneja at the residence of Mr Singh discussing the latest security scenario in the state.

Indian Express ( March 7,2010 )

Socialistic Democratic Party president Dr Darakhshan Andrabi today addressed a jam-packed press conference at Press Club, Jammu. She was flanked by newly designated party leaders Rajeev Sharma, Peer Abdul Majid Shah,Haji Nissar Ahmad Khan, Munish Kumar and Gurusagar Singh. In her address to the press and media persons Dr Darakhshan Andrabi spoke on very important issues of utilization and misappropriation of government funds, wastage of time and resources by legislators in Assembly and the worst ever scarcity of food grains in the state. A few excerpts of her address are: "The state of Jammu & Kashmir is facing the worst-ever scarcity of ration, sugar and kerosene oil. Despite government’s tall claims, the people of state in both urban and rural areas are witness to the havoc like situation. More than 40% of the government ration stores are completely empty for the last so many months now. Despite festivals, government failed to fulfill common man’s basic need: supply of food grains throughout the length and breadth of the state. Sugar is nowhere. With the connivance of the government the millers are black-marketing the ration meant for common people. In remote and rural areas, a starvation type of situation has raised. It is quite shameful to see the propagators of e-governance not even bothering to look into the matter. Our rulers never decide on seeing the ground realities but what their ill character political agents and bureaucrats show them on files.
The present National Conference led government is only repeating its old practice of misusing public and government money for nourishing their political interests and letting the common go to dogs. When Omar took the reins of the state in his hands, he publicly apologized for the mistakes done by his party and family in the past and vowed to work differently but is now following his legacy of looting the state and misleading public. Government has failed to utilize huge central grants to the state properly. Much of the assistance has gone waste. The biggest proof lies in the Chief Minister’s statement itself that more than 2700 crores are still to be spent and we have only a few days of the financial year left. Either the government wants to utilize the money on files only or the funds are bound to be misused as per the previous practice. We the people of the state are witness to governments efficiency in utilization of government money at alarmingly very low tortoise speed. It is certain that this money is to go into the pockets of the politicians of the ruling class and the bureaucrats. Accountability is a thing which comes into force in peaceful conditions only. And that is why our politicians don’t want to experience peace and they coin situations which lead to the conditions prevailing now. Kashmir is back to early nineties. It is conducive to the rulers and politicians who are hell bent upon confusing people and misleading them to smoothly go on with looting public money without any accountability. The present Assembly session endorsed our view that our legislative Assembly is a fish market. It is a big wastage of our precious time and money. For weeks, we witness our so-called representatives from treasury as well opposition benches accusing each other like uncivilized people. Public is of no importance and consideration to these exploiters. The only job they did was the hike in their salaries. This attitude of our law-makers is a mockery of democracy. Their shouts and their language speak of their backgrounds in true colour. They are hell bent upon wasting our time and money. Because of this attitude of our politicians, the educated people are distancing themselves from politics. And this attitude gives birth to negative politics.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Adressing a Press Conference at Press Club, Jammu

At Press Club on 7th of March 2010

Dr Darakhshan at Press Conference on Jummu with newly designated party leaders Gursagar Singh, Peer Abdul Majid Shah, Haji Nissar Ahmad Khan, Rajeev Sharma and Munish Kumar

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Darakhshan comes out and protests against killings

24th of February,2010
EARLY TIMES REPORT Jammu, Feb 23: Condemning the brutal killing of two innocent Sikh youth in Pakistan by Taliban, Socialistic Democratic Party supreme Dr Darakhshan Andrabi today joined the protest rallies at Miran Sahib and Satwari along with her party leaders and activists. Terming the killings as the murder of humanity, SDP president said that the killers can never be Muslims and such people are the agents at the hands of those who are hell bent upon projecting the religion of peace Islam as the religion of terror. She said ``in Quran we have clear cut orders that those who kill any innocent human being kills whole of the humanity’’. She said that this is the result of Lal Masjid mindset which is destroying the image of the Muslims throughout the world. Dr Andrabi said that government of India should take up this issue strongly with Pakistan in the ensuing bureaucratic level talks. She also requested the civil society in both the countries to come forward to protest the killing. Dr Darakhshan was accompanied by SDP leaders Ajay Kumar, Ajay Raina, Rajeev Bhagat, Munish Kumar and others.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Sending Love

Indo-Pak love and Peace day 2010.....Dr Darakhshan Andrabi flanked by SDP leaders, senior citizens and peace- activists sending messages of love and requests for peace to President of Pakistan Asif Ali Zardari from Octroi Post at Indo-Pak International Border at Suchetgarh in Jammu on 13th of February, 2010.

On the eve of Valentine’s Day, Socialistic Democratic Party chief Dr Darakhshan Andrabi releases a pigeon carrying a message of love and peace to Pakistan, on the border on Saturday. Tribune photo: Anand Sharma

The Northlines, Jammu

Kashmir situation is the result of Govt’s policies: Darakhshan

February 8, 2010 12:48:12 AM
Jammu, Feb 07: 'Kashmir is again on boil because of the exploitation of the situation by both separatist as well as mainstream politicians. The present state government is only repeating the Mufti Sayeed type of cheap- popularity-policies regarding separatism and militancy and thus gifting whole of the valley to disturbances and war-like situations now and then. The state government does not seem to be interested in curbing law-breakers with iron hand because its own interests also flourishes on the same type of situation,' said Dr Darakhshan Andrabi at a public rally at Chenani today morning. Dr Darakhshan Andrabi said that it was very unfortunate to see that the present Government is behaving like an opposition camp and only talking about the situation and doing nothing concrete to curb its own sponsored elements who are hell bent upon creating a havoc like situation in Kashmir valley. Dr Andrabi warned Omar Abdullah that his Government is also heading towards the Mufti-type of fallout because of his soft attitude and treatment towards separatists who have destroyed the whole social fabric in Kashmir by creating a situation that seems always beyond the control of the state government. She said that Government has always failed to restore peace and smoothness in life in Kashmir while as Pakistan sponsored separatists always succeed in derailing normal life in Kashmir. She asked the Those who addressed the rally included SDP leaders Ajay Kumar, Gurusagar Singh, Rajiv Bhagat and Ajay Raina. Dr. Darakhshan welcomed two hundred new party members who joined SDP from NC, PDP and Panthers Party.

The Shadow, Jammu

Monday, February 22, 2010
Darakhshan accuses separatists, Mehbooba of transforming Kashmir into criminal hub

Shadow Correspondent SRINAGAR, FEB 05:
For the first time since inception of militancy in state, Dr Darakhshan Andrabi took a brave move today by organizing anti hartal and anti stone pelting processions in summer capital to denounce the forces supporting the frequent Bandhs, Shutdowns and disturbance which as a consequence transformed Kashmir into a criminal hub. President Socialistic Democratic Party (SDP), Dr Darakhshan Andrabi on Friday took a brave step when she led thousands of protesters in Six kilometer long Anti-Hartal and Anti-stone pelting Rally in Shalteng village in Srinagar to condemn the ongoing process for last quite some time.Addressing protesters, she thrashed separatist leaders including Mehbooba and her brigade for inciting people for non productive ways like stone pelting and regular Hartal culture. She said that these foreign agents have transformed Kashmir into a criminal hub. The crimes range from gang-rape to supari killings; she said and criticized the present coalition for encouraging these elements for petty political gains. She said that people are not with separatists or militants but it is a game of fear that they are cashing, adding that all nationalists and the true well wishers of Kashmir to come forward and raise their voices against this slow-poisoning of the new generation of Kashmir. She criticised Hurriyat and their agents who were forcing and threatening people to go for Shut Downs and Hartals. She said that stone pelting culture speaks of the wild mindset of its advocates. Those who claim themselves as the representatives of the modern J&K should take it very seriously and oppose it as she has dared to break the ice.