Wednesday, July 4, 2012


“Waterhail area of Budgam prey to political revenge”: Darakhshan

SDP president tours the area and addresses a public gathering there

“The huge population of Waterhail belt of the Budgam district is suffering because of their political stand and the administration is hell bent upon snatching very facility from the area to fulfill the political revenge of the present representative of the constituency,” said Socialistic Democratic Party President Dr Darakhshan Andrabi today while addressing the local gathering at Waterhail after leading a March in the locality. She was accompanied by Dr Nissar Ahmad, Sarpach Ghulam Ahmad Beg, Panchs Abdul Rahim Rather, and Ghulam Rasool Dar and Ghulam Beg. The public representatives from Waterhail and the adjoining villages of Muqam, Paharkhan, Brail,Hardaveil, Doolipora, Pursu,  Sholipora,Ramhama, Chanapora ans Sansaan participated in the rally. Dr Darakhshan ANdrabi led a rally in Waterhail and later on addressed the gathering. She said that the decades old Nayabat in the locality was shifted to Khansahib just to create inconvenience to the people of twenty villages of Waterhail. She said again the comfortable connection of the Police Station of Waterhail to SDPO Budgam was scrapped just to trouble the population and force them to travel to far off and not well connected Khan Sahib town. Dr Darakhshan said that the developmental activities in the area are negligible and the claims of the government of uniform development stand defeated on the ground in the area. Dr Andrabi said that her March and rally are just the beginning of the people’s political awakening drive and she has decided to fight against the bias towards the area till the things are really set right. Dr Darakhshan appealed to J&K Bank Chairman to make operational the Bank Branch in Waterhail soon so that the people of the area need not travel long disatances for availing the banking facility.

Darakhshan lights PRACHAND JYOT for Universal Brotherhood

“Famous shrine of Kali Mata at Bahu Fort should be taken over by the Mata Vaishnav Devi Shrine Board”: Darakhshan Andrabi

SDP President lights Prachand Jyot for Universal Brotherhood at Bahu Fort

“Famous shrine of Kali Mata at Bahu Fort should be taken over by the Mata Vaishnav Devi Shrine Board so that it develops as a national level religious pilgrimage centre in Jammu,” said Dr Darakhshan Andrabi while inaugurating a special Prachand Jyot ceremony and a Jagrata at Pacca Talaab in Bagh-e-Bahu area late at 11 pm in the night. Dr Andrabi was accompanied by senior party leaders General Secretary Ajay Kumar, provincial president Sham Lal Bhagat and other leaders Vishal Choudhry, Kamaljeet Singh, Raj Rattan, Ajay Raina, Balvinder Singh Charak and Subhash Baba. This programme was organized by SDP leaders Ved Prakash and Kiran Kumar. A special prayer for world peace and universal brotherhood was organized during the inauguration. Dr Darakhshan Andrabi said that the Kali Mata shrine of Jammu at Bahu Fort has not been developed as it should have been. She said that thousands of devotees visit the shrine daily but the area has no parking place at all. This creates great problems to visitors. Again there should have been a Sarai with facilities for devotees from outside Jammu who want to stay there for some time. “If Mata Vaishnav Devi Shrine Board takes over the Bagh-e-Bahu shrine, the facilities will come up automatically,” said Dr Darakhshan. She requested to the State Governor N N Vohra to take over the shrine. Dr Darakhshan said that she would write to the Governor about this demand which represents the aspirations of lacks of Mata’s devotees.

Darakhshan gets Translation Award

Dr Darakhshan Andrabi, recieving the first ever Translation Award of J&K Academy of Art, Culture and Languages for her Kashmiri Translation of Nobel Laurete Pablo Neruda's poetry entitled Zuvis Peth Akh Raath. Chief Minister Omer Abdullah and Minister of State for Home & Culture presented the Award.

Darakhshan raises voice for Ramban residents

Dr Darakhshan Andrabi, President SDP with SDP leaders Ajay Kumar and Peer Abdul Majid Shah at a PRESS CONFERENCE in Jammu where one hundred new delegates from Ramban district were inducted into SDP. In her address Dr Andrabi criticized the state and district adminstration for their failure in keeping pace with the overall development of J&K State. She said that people in the hilly district are craving for basic amenities like drinking water, electricity and ration supply.