Monday, March 26, 2012


It was a huge group of political activists from Bishnah who today joined the Socialistic Democratic Party at a function held at Press Club Jammu where SDP President Dr Darakhshan Andrabi welcomed and formally inducted them into SDP. SDP senior leader Peer Abdul Majid Shah, who is the party in charge of BIshnah had organized this function. In the group of forty five new entrants into SDP, a score of them were the elected Panchs and Sarpanchs of the constituency. Peer Abdul Majid presented a Memorandum on behalf the people of Bishna to SDP president throwing light on the problems and grievances of the people of the area. While addressing to the press and media representatives, SDP supremo Dr Darakhshan said that with these new entrants into the party SDP’s political base in the constituency will be stronger as majority of these political activists are the elected representatives of Panchayts. The prominent among those who joined are Ram Dayal, Bodh Raj, Ram Lal, Shamsher Singh, Krishan Lal and Vijay Kumar. “During her last visit of Basohli, she has herself seen the problems of the people. Majority of the people are distressed with the local administration. They are not at all happy by the anarchist working style of Tehsildar and the BDO of the area. People’s voice has been kept hostage to the power monopoly in the area,” said Dr Andrabi. She said SDP has decided to fight for the people in the area. She said that it will be our responsibility to establish healthy working atmosphere in different vital government offices in the area because these offices and officers are meant for the service of people as per laws and in the democratic system nobody can be allowed to exhibit his whims while discharging the duties. Dr Darakhshan Andrabi said that SDP leadership will establish direct contacts with the local authorities and will not hesitate in approaching the top level bureaucracy in this regard if need arises. “The execution system of the development works and the execution system of the revenue related affairs in the area need a big overhaul and she will herself try to initiate a struggle to correct the ailing working systems,” said Darakhshan. She said that she was not at all satisfied with the development in the area and she was convinced that the concerned authorities in lien with the political mafia were exploiting the innocent people of the area and misappropriating the public funds for their petty interests. Dr Andrabi assured the people of Bishna of the beginning of the new era there with SDP at their back.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Darakhshan address Protest Demonstration

SDP president Dr Darakhshan Andrabi today led a huge rally of VDC volunteers from all districts of Jammu outside Press Club in Jammu. Amid loud sloganeering the demands of the VDC’s were displayed by VDC representatives. At the culmination of the rally Subhash Baba, the president of VDC volunteers and Dr Darakhshan Andrabi spoke on the occasion. Speaking to press Dr Darakhshan said that she today submitted a memorandum to Union Minister for Renewable Energy Dr Farooq Abdullah in person. She said that she has today dispatched the copies of these memoranda to Union Home Minister P Chidambaram and Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh.


It was a different nature of news from SDP president Dr Darakhshan Andrabi today. Her Kashmiri poetry collection Chaman Barg Rez was released today at Abhinav Theatre Jammu at a gracious function. The book was released by the Union Minister of New & Renewable energy Dr Farooq Abdullah in presence of J&K Minister of Tourism & Culture Nawang Rigzin Jora, Deputy Speaker of Legislative Council Mohammad Yousuf Teng, Commissioner Secretary Tourism & Secretary J&K Academy of Art, Culture and Languages Mr Atul Duloo amid a galaxy of intellectuals, media persons, bureaucrats, writers and prominent citizens from different walks of life. The released book contains poems that have been written during the last fifteen years of turmoil in the state.
Speaking on the occasion Dr Abdullah asked Nawang Rigzin Jora to forward the recommendation of the state for conferring Padma Shree to Dr Darakhshan keeping in view her political, social and intellectual contribution. In his address Dr Farooq Abdullah said that he was thrilled to see the creative talent of the politician Darakhshan and this pursuit of her has established her as the intellectual politician of our state. He said that Darakhshan’s contribution to Urdu and Kashmiri literature is of immense importance and significance and she is going represent the genius of Jammu & Kashmir into whole of the world.
A paper was read out by eminent poet Farooq Nazki who said that Darakhshan was already an established Urdu poet of the country and she has been honoured with many national awards for her literary contribution. Farooq Nazki said, “Darakhshan has been part of the contemporary Indian Literary movement. She writes poetry, short stories and essays in Kashmiri and Urdu. Many of her literary creations have been translated into many Indian as well as foreign languages. Through her translations too she has enriched her mother tongue Kashmiri. She has translated prominent Indian poets like Atal Bihari Vajpai, Vikram Seth, Nigeen Saikia, Padma Sachdev,Amrita Pritam into Kashmiri besides the translation of Chilean Noble laureate poet Pablo Neruda. She has translated many portions of ancient Sanskrit poetics into Kashmiri.” As per the analytical paper Dr Andrabi was the first Kashmiri female poet of Kashmiri who has not expressed her feminine anger but has spoken very loudly on the human sphere and level. He said that Chaman Barg Rez has very powerful poetic expressions in different forms. In addition to ghazals, there are very powerful experimental nazams in free verse too. “For the first time she has introduced doha to Kashmiri and she has also written some verse in the traditional marriage song form vanvun too. Her innovations in free verse form are worth reading”, said Farooq Nazki. Famous singer Deepali Wattal thrilled the jam packed Abhinav Theatre audience by singing two melodious ghazals of Darakhshan Andrabi.

Friday, March 16, 2012

In support of Village Defence Committee Volunteers

For the second time in the last one month, SDP organized a mega rally ofVillage Defence Committee volunteers of Jammu Province at Akhnoor. Therally was presided over by SDP president Dr Darakhshan Andrabi whoaddressed the gathering at the conclusion of one day programme. Earlier therepresentatives of VDCs Subhash Baba, Purshottam Singh, Bodh Raj Sharma,Bhushan Singh, Om Prakash and Raj Kumar spoke about the problems faced bythe VDCs. Later in her presidential lecture, Dr Darakhshan Andrabi saidthat VDCs have got us out of the troubled times after a long risky strugglewhich they put in amid great sacrifices. She said that these brave citizensvolunteered to face to bullet to save the society and it was our jointresponsibility to fight for their well being and rehabilitation. “From Dodato Udhampur and from Akhnoor to Poonch, these brave sons of the soil tookto fighting militants when many of us had fled from the scene, and now theyare living pathetic lives as we have abandoned them altogether,” said DrDarakhshan Andrabi. She asked, “Are they paying the price of beingpatriots?” Dr Andrabi said that our government this about rehabilitatingmilitants and those anti-nationals who took to arms and killed the wholehumanity but same government has no time for thinking of rehabilitation forthese brave patriots who on government persuasion only took to armscountering militants and killers. Darakhshan demanded the regularization oftheir contribution on the basis of adhoc appointments as a special casekeeping in view the importance of the issue. Dr Andrabi asked the centralgovernment to announce a special package for the rehabilitation of VDC's.

Raising voice for people in hilly areas of Ramban & Banihal

“The hilly and far off areas of Ramban and Banihal are still to feel the pace of development we are in. Extortionist politics has added to the backwardness of Ramban district. The local political representatives have only exploited and looted the common innocent people who do not have much exposure. The politicians are only taking advantage of their innocence,” said SDP president Dr Darakhshan Andrabi while speaking to the media persons while welcoming fifty new political activists hailing from other political parties including NC, Congress and PDP belonging to Ramban and Banihal. Dr Darakhshan Andrabi said that misinformation and deception is what has been ruling these backward areas of our state and she held the politicians responsible for this. “It is shameful for all of us see that majority of the villages of these areas don’t have drinking water facilities, proper power supply and also lack good roads and schools. We talk of scientific and technological revolutions and the people of these areas have been left amid the struggle for bread and basic requirements for a common sustainable life,” said Darakhshan Andrabi while addressing the press. She expressed her worry by saying that there was a lot of misappropriation in the implementation of the centrally sponsored schemes. Political hooliganism was ruling the working system in these areas and the benefits of the schemes meant for people below poverty line and lower middle class were given to the influential and economically well off political activists belonging to the ruling cadres. “The solar lights meant for the poor were allotted to the influential; the ration meant for BPL was given wholesome to the rich. This is an old practice which continues as a ritual,” said Dr Darakhshan. She said that the majority of the people in the hamlets of these hilly areas do not even know about the government schemes and that is why their shares are easily grabbed by the influential. “For the past twenty years there has been great bungling in implementation of the pivotal centrally sponsored schemes in Ramban district and it all needs to be probed so that those involved in loot of common man’s right are booked,” said Dr Darakhshan. She said that SDP has initiated awareness drive in these areas and SDP activists are giving awareness to the people about different schemes and their rights. She said that soon the people of these hilly terrains will come out openly in support of their demands. She said that she wanted the ignorant people of Ramban and Banihal to feel empowered and that was why SDP has initiated a movement in these areas.

Darakhshan supports Agricultural Technocrats

SDP President protesing in support of the demands of agricultural technocrats (Rehbar-e-Ziraat) for regularization in the state Agricultural Department. These tranined highly educated technocrats are serving on small perks on temporary basis for the last sixteen years.

Darakhshan's public address at Pacca Talab (Bahu Fort) Jammu

“More than twenty five thousand already existing posts of different cadres are vacant in different government departments and the government has failed to initiate the process of filling them,” said Socialistic Democratic Party President Dr Darakhshan Andrabi while addressing a Public Rally at Pacca Talab in Bahu Fort locality in Jammu today. Dr Andrabi said the youth of the state have now understood the gimmicks of the politicians of the state are convinced to change the political system in the state in next elections. She said that unemployment was the biggest issue of the youth and in absence of an organized and evolved private sector in the state, educated youth are nourishing the hopes of getting adjusted in the government sector. “But despite clear vacancies, the government has altogether blocked the recruitment process for these vacancies. On the contrary, the government increased the salaries of legislators and ministers manifold but ignored the unemployed youth,” said Darakhshan. She asked the government to explain why they made a fool of the unemployed youth by asking them to register their names in the concerned employment counseling centers and up to now more than six lackh youth have registered their names when the government has not been able to initiate anything after the lapse of one and a half years from the day of announcing the much hyped Sheri Kashmir Employment Scheme. “Half of the present government’s term has ended and we are yet to see any plan or scheme climbing down from the files to the ground level. Unemployed youth are running short of time. They cannot wait till next elections come nearer. Youth are our real future and we cannot make them a casualty to political tricks,” said Dr Andrabi. She asked the Chief Minister to see that something concrete is done with honesty for unemployment eradication than making claims only. She said that if at all we play with the future of our youth our own future will be dark. Dr Darakhshan requested the CAPD authorities to ensure the frequent supply of Kerosine Oil to the local populace and suggested to send mobile kerosene tankers to the area twice a month so that the need of the population is met. She also asked the municipal authorities to activate their cleanliness machinery in the area. “Being the locality adjacent to the famous Bahu Fort, the area should be lighted with solar lights,” demanded Darakhshan Andrabi.

Addressing to new party workers

On 29th of February many new political activists from Akhnoor tehsil joined SDP. Dr Darakhshan welcomed them into SDP fold.

On 18th February SDP President visited more than fifteen villages in border area of Akhnoor and met the locals and listened to their problems. Later Dr Andrabi met the local administration and submit a memorandum seeking the attention of the authorities to the problems of the people.

Bharat Jyoti Award & Glory of India Gold Medal

India International Friendship Society awarded Dr Darakhshan Andrabi with "Bharat Jyoti Award" and "The Glory of India Gold Medal" at Constitution Club in New Delhi. The awards were given to her by the ex-Union Minister and ex-Governor of Tamil Nadu and Assam Dr Bhishm Narayan Singh, ex-Governor of Jharkhand Syed Sibti Rizi and ex-Director CBI S. Joginder Singh.


SDP Celebrates Velentine's Day as the Indo-Pak Love and Peace Day every year. This year a function was organised at International Border at Abdulliah Post in R S Pura Sector where OLIVES(the tress representing love) were planted on the diving line by SDP president and her brigade. Pigeons and baloons carrying love messages were flown into the Pak skies. On the occasion the Overseas Pakistanis Organisation awarded Dr Darakhshan for her non diplomatic initiatives for bridging the gaps between India & Pakistan.


On 9 February 2012 SDP organised a Sarva Dharm meet at the shrine of Peer Baba at Talab Tilloo Jammu on Akhnoor Road where SDP president Dr Darakhshan and other leaders offered flower wreaths to the Peer Baba's tomb and then SDP president addressed the gathering.


On Republic Day 2012, SDP organised a public rally where SDP president Dr Darakhshan Andrabi unfurled the national tricolour and addressed the gathering.