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Chinese Expert said it is time to teach India a second lesson………

Amid the ongoing border row, a Chinese expert  said it is time to teach India a “second lesson” as it continues to be on an “intransigent path”.

John Gong, a professor at the University of International Business and Economics here, said in a commentary in the state-run Global Times: “The public’s patience is running short with India’s Doklam transgression.

“To such an unruly neighbour, China should reciprocate in a language India can understand.

“The famous or infamous India bravado is never backed up by substance in its history with China.

If memory is short on the Indian side, perhaps there should be a second lesson,” he said, in an obvious reference to the 1962 war when India suffered a defeat.

The latest border row was triggered when India stopped road construction by Chinese troops in Doklam last month, saying the area was Bhutan’s and the road would endanger New Delhi’s strategic interests.

“India’s logic of reasoning on this matter is as feeble as its troops on the ground. India’s position is that Doklam is territory in dispute between China and Bhutan, and it has been invited there by Bhutan, its protectorate state.

“Furthermore, it claims China’s road construction in Doklam poses a strategic threat to the ‘chicken’s neck’, referring to the 27-km-wide Siliguri Corridor to the south of Doklam that connects the northeastern part of India with the rest of the country.”

The commentary said China was trying to built a road in Doklam to facilitate better logistics support to its border posts and accused India of using it an “excuse warranting an invasion”.

“China is no Sikkim or Bhutan, where India’s hegemonic tactics have worked.”

The writer also drew a link between the border row and the Kashmir dispute.

“India has the courage to transgress another country on its behalf…

If this kind of logic holds, a third country can certainly enter into Kashmir, including India-controlled Kashmir, upon Pakistan’s invitation.

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Restrictions and Shutdown Paralyzed life in Kashmir………..

Shutdown called by Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) and restrictions imposed by the authorities affected life in Kashmir valley on Tuesday.

JRL has called for a complete shutdown today to protest the “illegal and revengeful arrest” of Hurriyat leaders by the National Investigation Agency.

All the shops and other business establishments remained closed in Lal chowk area of Srinagar – region’s largest city.

Reports of shutdown were also received from other district headquarters of the Valley.

Movement of public transport was also affected by the strike call.

Restrictions are in place in areas falling under the jurisdiction of Nowhatta, MR Gunj, Rainawari, Khanyar and Safakadal police stations in Downtown Srinagar.

I Had Good Connections With Burhan Wani, I once had Lunch with him: MLA Mushtaq Shah………

A lawmakers from the ruling PDP has disclosed that he had been in regular touch with slain Hizbul Mujahedeen commander Burhan Wani whose killing sparked a violent agitation in Kashmir Valley in 2016.

“I feel myself proud for having lunch with Burhan Wani,” said Mushtaq Ahmed Shah, who represents Tral constituency in the Legislative Assembly.

Shah described Burhan as “a nice person.” He said, “I once had lunch with him and had good connections with him.”

“I have not served lunch to any Ikhwani. I have shared the table with Burhan Wani, who was globally recognized as a Kashmiri leader. It is not a crime for me that I had lunch with Burhan Wani,” Shah told Early Times.

Before his death along with two assoc

MLA or a separatist?

“I have not served lunch to any Ikhwani. I have shared the table with Burhan Wani, who was globally recognized as a Kashmiri leader. It is not a crime for me that I had lunch with Burhan Wani.”

ates in an encounter with army on July 8 last year, Burhan figured among the “most wanted militants” in Kashmir and carried a Rs 10 lakh bounty on his head.

When asked about reports suggesting that the National Investigation Agency (NIA) will soon launch a probe to find who was in touch with Burhan Wani, the PDP lawmaker said, “I have no hesitation to face NIA. I think I don’t have done anything wrong.”

Notably, soon after Burhan Wani was killed, the PDP MLA had sparked a major controversy with his statement. He had termed Burhan Wani “a martyr, not a terrorist.”

“People used to love Burhan because of his great and pious character. He was a kind and pious person, and being a resident of Tral too, I know how much people loved and respected him,” Shah had said.   (Early Times).

Jammu and Kashmir Government has ordered reshuffle in the Finance Department…….

According to an order issued by the Commissioner Secretary Finance, Mr Navin Kumar Choudhary, Mrs Pushpa Devi Sumbli, Director General Funds Organization has been transferred and posted as Director General Local Fund Audit & Pensions vice Mr Zahoor Ahmad Bhat.

Dr Mohammad Ishaq Wani, Director General Budget, has been transferred and posted as Director General Funds Organization.

Mr Zahoor Ahmad Bhat., Director Local Fund Audit and Pensions holding additional charge of Director (Finance) State Forest Corporation has been posted as Director (Finance) State Forest Corporation on full-time basis.

Army Petrol Party attacked by Militants in Ajas area of Bandipora district in North Kashmir………

Suspected militants on Monday attacked an army patrol in Ajas area of Bandipora district in north Kashmir.

A source said that army patrol party of 13 RR was attacked near the main market late in the night.

“Suspected militants travelling in a Sumo fired 10-15 rounds on the patrolling party,” he said.

The gunmen fled after carrying out the attack, he said.

A senior police official said that army men also fired in retaliation but there was no report of any injuries.

He said that the vehicle in which militants were travelling was seized during the search operation.

“A grenade, some caps and a pouch has been recovered,” he said.

Govt Bans Sale, Import, Advertisement of E-Cigarettes in Jammu and Kashmir……..

The Jammu and Kashmir government on Monday banned the sale (including online sale) manufacture, distribution, trade, import and advertisement of Electronic Nicotine Delivery System (ENDS)/e-Cigarettes in the state with immediate effect vide order number HD/Coord/27/2017.

Minister for Health & Medical Education, Bali Bhagat said that J&K is the fifth state to implement such ban which will be a landmark moment in anti-tobacco measures initiated by the Government.

Dr Pawan Kotwal (IAS), Commissioner Secretary to Govt. Health & Medical Education Department, said that by thwarting the availability of e-cigarettes, the government is to curtail the habit of people using e-Cigarettes particularly school going kids who tend to buy e- cigarettes mostly through online shopping portals.

Dr Saleem-Ur-Rehman, Director Health Services, Kashmir who is also heading State Tobacco Control Cell said the department will use effective strategies to ensure the proper implementation along with other key stakeholders. State Tobacco Control Cell has been established in the state which is responsible for overall planning, implementation and monitoring of different activities and achievement falling under National Tobacco Control Programme.

Restrictions in 5 Srinagar police station areas tommorow on July 25……..

According to the District Magistrate Srinagar, restrictions under Section 144 of CrPC will remain in force under the jurisdictions of Police Stations Nowhatta, M R Gunj, Rainawari, Khanyar and Safakadal in district Srinagar on JULY 25 (Tuesday) as a precautionary measure to avoid any untoward incident.