Altaf Bukhari

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Altaf Bukhari said : “This senseless carnage is highly reprehensible which has no place in a civilized society. Just after a day when two labourers were killed in Srinagar and Pulwama, this heart-wrenching incident from Kulgam has once again sent waves of fear and panic among the non-local residents,” External link

greaterkashmir Monday, October 18, 2021 3:07:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “These vicious forces who desire to disturb peace in J&K actually live on fear-mongering. There exists no legitimacy for this outrageous killing spree where innocent, defenceless labourers are target killed. Apni Party strongly condemns these shameful & inhumane attacks as these brutal forces have no respect for the sanctity of life,” External link

greaterkashmir Monday, October 18, 2021 3:07:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “The people of J&K have the same rights as the rest of the citizens in the country. Having a popular government is an inalienable right of the people which is enshrined in the constitution. The Central government must initiate the political process in J&K without any further delay so that a democratically-elected government replaces the current bureaucratic setup,” External link

greaterkashmir Thursday, October 14, 2021 11:53:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “We should not lose our temper, particularly in the present tumultuous situation. The whole society across Jammu and Kashmir is in total shock because of the spate of civilian killings and we cannot afford to contribute in deteriorating this situation any further,” External link

greaterkashmir Friday, October 8, 2021 11:09:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : "I pose a serious question to myself, how can I convince a Kashmiri Pandit, living in Jagti (migrants camp) to come back to Srinagar when we could not save Mr Bindroo, who did more human service then anyone of us living in Srinagar," External link

thehindu Thursday, October 7, 2021 3:43:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari asked : “There are no words to condemn these killings. Our heads hang in shame. Mr. Bindroo never left his homeland even in the worst of turmoil and had continued to make the life saving drugs available to humanity in this part of the world. Is this how he has been repaid for his public services?” External link

greaterkashmir Wednesday, October 6, 2021 12:08:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “What logic can be given to the children who lost their breadwinner father in this senseless bloodshed? No words can deliver solace to them and nothing can bring back their loved ones,” External link

greaterkashmir Wednesday, October 6, 2021 12:08:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “It will prove highly detrimental to the rights and interests of J&K medical students and would jeopardise their legitimate rights. It will also decrease the number of local doctors considerably in the local institutions, which will drastically increase the unemployment among doctors in J&K,” External link

thehindu Thursday, September 30, 2021 5:26:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “It will prove highly detrimental to the rights and interests of J&K medical students and would jeopardise their legitimate rights. It will also decrease the number of local doctors considerably in the local institutions, which will drastically increase the unemployment among doctors in J&K,” External link

Hindu Thursday, September 30, 2021 4:51:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said ( about Solutions ) : “Solutions to J&K’s problems lie at New Delhi, not Islamabad or London. Delhi’s invitation is a welcome development,” “This is a chance to restore statehood,” External link

timesofindia Saturday, June 19, 2021 11:43:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said ( about Mehbooba Mufti ) : “Ms. Mufti has called a meeting of the party's Political Affairs Committee (PAC) on Sunday to take a final call on the proposed meeting,” External link

Hindu Saturday, June 19, 2021 7:38:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : "Delhi’s invitation to J&K’s political parties is a welcome development," External link

timesofindia Saturday, June 19, 2021 6:06:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said ( about Mehbooba Mufti ) : “Ms. Mufti has called a meeting of the PDP’s political affairs committee on Sunday to take a final call on the proposed meeting,” External link

Hindu Saturday, June 19, 2021 4:26:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “Violence has never been a solution but a huge impediment in peace and progress of any society. Extremist forces are only adding to the sufferings of people. Regardless of any political, ideological or religious motivations, violence in any of its manifestations is unacceptable,” External link

greaterkashmir Sunday, June 13, 2021 12:21:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “Not only a generation of humans has been lost to this barbaric mode of communication but forces inimical to peace have also wreaked havoc to the socio-economic conditions of the people during the last over three decades,” External link

greaterkashmir Sunday, June 13, 2021 12:21:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “Apni Party stands in solidarity with the families of slain cops and civilians in this hard and pressing time. We also wish speedy recovery of the injured and urge the government to facilitate their best treatment available at an earliest,” External link

greaterkashmir Sunday, June 13, 2021 12:21:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “Violence has never been a solution but a huge impediment in peace and progress of any society. Extremist forces are only adding to the suffering of people. Regardless of any political, ideological or religious motivationsviolence in any of its manifestations is unacceptable,” External link

outlookindia Saturday, June 12, 2021 3:49:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “It depicts an appalling picture of the level of mental stress and trauma of the families whose salaries have been withheld by an apathetic bureaucratic set-up even in the pressing times of the COVID-19 pandemic. I hope the incident acts as an eye-opener and a wake-up call for the government,” External link

Hindu Sunday, May 30, 2021 5:51:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said ( about Manoj Sinha ) : “I appeal to Lt Governor Manoj Sinha to impress upon all the administrative departments to make their field offices responsive and citizen friendly,” External link

greaterkashmir Wednesday, March 31, 2021 1:11:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “Our demand is to hold Assembly elections as soon as possible. This is the pledge the Apni Party is taking on the eve of the first foundation of the party,” External link

Hindu Tuesday, March 9, 2021 1:00:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari told : “We have pledged to ourselves what we said on our day of launch that restoration of statehood is our priority and holding of assembly elections. We demand that the statehood should be restored immediately and elections held as soon as possible,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, March 8, 2021 5:38:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari told : "I am not a dream merchant. We only talk about achievable things. Our priority is restoration of statehood to Jammu and Kashmir and holding of early assembly elections only," External link

timesofindia Monday, March 8, 2021 2:57:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : "When we learnt that only class four jobs have been reserved for domiciles of Jammu and Kashmir, we met the Prime Minister and home minister. The next day all the jobs were reserved for domiciles of Jammu and Kashmir," External link

timesofindia Monday, March 8, 2021 2:57:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “Apni Party has pledged to shun hollow slogans and work at the grass root level for the betterment of people,” External link

greaterkashmir Friday, February 5, 2021 2:18:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari noted : “The government must review its decision and lift the ban on high-speed mobile internet so that people can avail the benefits of modern-day data and telecommunication facilities like other citizens of the country. Continuing with this unjustified ban based on unfounded security concerns should be done away with,” External link

expressindia Tuesday, January 26, 2021 7:53:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “Restoration of statehood is the first and foremost demand of the people of J&K who are eagerly waiting for its fulfilment. Statehood is a reference to the glorious past and a privilege for solidification of the idea of pluralism and respectful coexistence in J&K like any other State,” External link

thehindu Monday, January 25, 2021 8:11:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “Restoration of statehood is the first and foremost demand of the people of J&K who are eagerly waiting for its fulfilment. Statehood is a reference to the glorious past and a privilege for solidification of the idea of pluralism and respectful coexistence in J&K like any other State,” External link

Hindu Monday, January 25, 2021 6:54:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari remarked : “This development has happened sooner than even what we had thought. This whole political exercise carried out by the PAGD signatories was a pretence and façade to drain the sentiments of people and use them for their electoral numbers. Time has come when the NC and PDP leadership should go for serious introspection and shun further exploitation of the public,” External link

greaterkashmir Wednesday, January 20, 2021 2:03:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “We founded Apni Party to bring both regions (Jammu and Kashmir) together after politics came to a standstill and statehood of J&K was snatched… The two regions have the same demands — restoration of statehood, protection to land and jobs, and development” External link

timesofindia Sunday, January 17, 2021 10:39:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “We met PM Modi ji, Home Minister Amit Shah ji and discussed a 17-point agenda [last year]. Today, we urge them to fulfil the promise they made on the floor of the House,” External link

Hindu Tuesday, January 12, 2021 9:23:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “They [political parties] have come under one umbrella for their political survival. They have not united for the people’s cause, but for their political motives. It was only the Apni Party which stood firmly for the people and demanded restoration of statehood, protection to land and jobs. All other political parties are trying to mislead the people for their political gains and they will not succeed since people have understood their tactics,” External link

Hindu Tuesday, January 12, 2021 9:23:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “Nothing is good on the ground. The administration is defunct. There is no development taking place. Let a team assess the ground situation beyond the computerised representations,” External link

Hindu Tuesday, January 12, 2021 9:23:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “PAGD leaders had created a smokescreen for the public to mislead them. They are now exposed” External link

timesofindia Monday, January 11, 2021 11:13:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “On the contrary, JKAP had contested elections promising development, restoration of statehood, employment, protection of land and jobs for locals in J&K. We never played divisive politics. We want unity in J&K and brotherhood among communities for a prosperous society,” External link

timesofindia Monday, January 11, 2021 11:13:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari told : "The other political parties made attempts to sabotage our identity and also went ahead in claiming that the elections were for restoration of Article 370," External link

timesofindia Monday, December 28, 2020 5:45:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : "You can well imagine, a baby party fighting old and strong regional parties jointly," External link

newindianexpress Wednesday, December 23, 2020 3:35:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari observed ( about Madan Lal ) : "I am grieved over the passing away of Madan Lal Ji--a leader who had dedicated his whole life for the service of public welfare. As a minister also, he was accessible to the people especially to his electorate," External link

timesofindia Wednesday, December 23, 2020 2:07:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “But on the contrary vote is a solution to a lot of our issues and it has nothing to do with the basic issue,” External link

outlookindia Tuesday, December 15, 2020 10:19:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “There is no challenge for us from the alliance” External link

timesofindia Tuesday, December 15, 2020 9:42:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “We will ensure that there is no injustice done with any region or district. If any discrimination is found, I will raise my voice,” External link

timesofindia Tuesday, December 15, 2020 9:42:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “the ongoing polls should not be mixed up with the larger political problem of Kashmir” External link

thehindu Tuesday, December 15, 2020 8:25:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “Participation of transporters, traders, hoteliers, houseboat owners etc. in the rally is a clear message that people don’t want politics of deceit,” External link

thehindu Tuesday, December 15, 2020 8:25:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “the ongoing polls should not be mixed up with the larger political problem of Kashmir” External link

Hindu Tuesday, December 15, 2020 6:59:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “Participation of transporters, traders, hoteliers, houseboat owners etc. in the rally is a clear message that people don’t want politics of deceit,” External link

Hindu Tuesday, December 15, 2020 6:59:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : "Now its a time for politics of truth which is the aim of Apni Party. If we do not tell truth to our people then what answer we give to God. We will not give slogans but say what is achievable," External link

irishsun Tuesday, December 15, 2020 2:08:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari added : “From day one our party’s stand has been very clear on these vital issues. People should understand that our constitutionally guaranteed rights have been taken away long back and whatever was left, was snatched on August 5, 2019, when Articles 370 and 35-A were abrogated. Apni Party will continue its fight for the rights of people and will resist any move that is against the interests of residents of J&K,” External link

outlookindia Tuesday, October 27, 2020 2:41:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “The religious festivals unite people of one community with another and this coexistence has centuries old traditions of cultural exchange in Jammu and Kashmir,” External link

greaterkashmir Sunday, October 25, 2020 10:58:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari remarked : “While I welcome the union home minister’s statement, I would like to remind the union government not to keep this critical issue in political limbo for a long time in view of the sufferings of residents of J&K and the undeniable governance chaos,” External link

risingkashmir Monday, October 19, 2020 11:18:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari remarked : “While I welcome the union home minister’s statement, I would like to remind the union government not to keep this critical issue in political limbo for a long time in view of the sufferings of residents of J&K and the undeniable governance chaos,” External link

risingkashmir Monday, October 19, 2020 11:18:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari remarked : “I on behalf of my entire Party felicitate the students of J&K who have made their families, teachers and trouble-torn society proud with their success at the national level,” External link

risingkashmir Saturday, October 17, 2020 11:10:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari observed : "Despite being from the humble background and facing an uncertain situation, J&K's youth have achieved this success substantiating the fact that if provided with a conducive atmosphere, our youth can do wonders," External link

risingkashmir Saturday, October 17, 2020 11:10:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari remarked : “I on behalf of my entire Party felicitate the students of J&K who have made their families, teachers and trouble-torn society proud with their success at the national level,” External link

risingkashmir Saturday, October 17, 2020 11:10:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari observed : "Despite being from the humble background and facing an uncertain situation, J&K's youth have achieved this success substantiating the fact that if provided with a conducive atmosphere, our youth can do wonders," External link

risingkashmir Saturday, October 17, 2020 11:10:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari observed : “It has been our consistent demand that all the political activists and leaders be released to ease up the sufferings of people. Their release is imperative in view of the fast spreading COVID-19 pandemic that prevents their families, in most of the cases, to visit them in jails outside J&K,” External link

risingkashmir Wednesday, October 14, 2020 11:06:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari observed : “It has been our consistent demand that all the political activists and leaders be released to ease up the sufferings of people. Their release is imperative in view of the fast spreading COVID-19 pandemic that prevents their families, in most of the cases, to visit them in jails outside J&K,” External link

risingkashmir Wednesday, October 14, 2020 11:06:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “Like any other part of the civilized world, the women in J&K have a lead role to play and can become a catalyst of change, right from their homes upto the government level,” External link

risingkashmir Saturday, October 3, 2020 11:08:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari remarked : “The government must take all the requisite initiatives to encourage women to pursue academics and make their presence felt everywhere,” External link

risingkashmir Saturday, October 3, 2020 11:08:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “Like any other part of the civilized world, the women in J&K have a lead role to play and can become a catalyst of change, right from their homes upto the government level,” External link

risingkashmir Saturday, October 3, 2020 11:08:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari remarked : “The government must take all the requisite initiatives to encourage women to pursue academics and make their presence felt everywhere,” External link

risingkashmir Saturday, October 3, 2020 11:08:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari observed : “I am shocked beyond words. The death of a young journalist is not an irreparable loss for the family or the press/media house in which he or she works but for the society as a whole,” External link

risingkashmir Friday, October 2, 2020 6:50:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “May Javid find a place in Jannat and his loved ones find strength at this difficult time. I pray to Almighty Allah to give courage to the bereaved family, relatives, his colleagues in Rising Kashmir and friends in the media in particular to bear this huge loss,” External link

risingkashmir Friday, October 2, 2020 6:50:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari observed : “I am shocked beyond words. The death of a young journalist is not an irreparable loss for the family or the press/media house in which he or she works but for the society as a whole,” External link

risingkashmir Friday, October 2, 2020 6:50:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “May Javid find a place in Jannat and his loved ones find strength at this difficult time. I pray to Almighty Allah to give courage to the bereaved family, relatives, his colleagues in Rising Kashmir and friends in the media in particular to bear this huge loss,” External link

risingkashmir Friday, October 2, 2020 6:50:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari observed : “Since the police has now confirmed that those killed in Shopian encounter were the three missing labourers from Rajouri district, the government of India must disburse adequate solatium in addition to the government jobs to the victim families in light of the Supreme Court rulings and ensure that a stern action is taken against the culprits,” External link

risingkashmir Friday, September 25, 2020 10:03:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari remarked : “It is not about the monetary relief but an assurance of accountability and punishment to the guilty is what can provide a sigh of relief to the victim families and ensure that justice is done,” External link

risingkashmir Friday, September 25, 2020 10:03:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari observed : “Since the police has now confirmed that those killed in Shopian encounter were the three missing labourers from Rajouri district, the government of India must disburse adequate solatium in addition to the government jobs to the victim families in light of the Supreme Court rulings and ensure that a stern action is taken against the culprits,” External link

risingkashmir Friday, September 25, 2020 10:03:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari remarked : “It is not about the monetary relief but an assurance of accountability and punishment to the guilty is what can provide a sigh of relief to the victim families and ensure that justice is done,” External link

risingkashmir Friday, September 25, 2020 10:03:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari observed : “Since there is no elected government in place, the problems faced by the people especially those related to the unemployment of educated youth in J&K have a serious and negative impact on the overall psyche of citizens. This alarming situation needs an immediate redressal,” External link

risingkashmir Thursday, September 24, 2020 11:18:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari observed : “J&K’s disillusioned youth need a fresh start! The idea is to help build a working trust by addressing important issues which includes redressal of mounting unemployment. Our youth is talented and they just need a hand holding to prove their mettle,” External link

risingkashmir Thursday, September 24, 2020 11:18:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari observed : “Since there is no elected government in place, the problems faced by the people especially those related to the unemployment of educated youth in J&K have a serious and negative impact on the overall psyche of citizens. This alarming situation needs an immediate redressal,” External link

risingkashmir Thursday, September 24, 2020 11:18:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari observed : “J&K’s disillusioned youth need a fresh start! The idea is to help build a working trust by addressing important issues which includes redressal of mounting unemployment. Our youth is talented and they just need a hand holding to prove their mettle,” External link

risingkashmir Thursday, September 24, 2020 11:18:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari remarked : “Such acts of violence can never achieve anything except for bringing more miseries to the people,” External link

outlookindia Thursday, September 24, 2020 9:23:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari remarked : “Violence in any of its form and manifestations will beget violence and this vicious cycle needs an end so that the people of J&K who have suffered a lot in the last many decades live in peace and harmony,” External link

outlookindia Thursday, September 24, 2020 9:23:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari remarked : “Since the Lt. Governor has announced this package today, we will go through it before making some opinion. However, according to estimates made by the chambers of commerce and industry, J&K has witnessed a loss of over 40,000 Crores since August last year. The government of India needs to keep this whooping loss into consideration if it is serious in revival of our ailing economy,” External link

risingkashmir Saturday, September 19, 2020 11:09:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “The joining of all these veterans reflect the rising acceptability and credibility of the Apni Party agenda among the people. I am sure our party will gain from their vast experiences and their joining will further boost our cadres on the ground,” External link

risingkashmir Saturday, September 19, 2020 11:09:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “J&K needs a bigger heart if we want to revive its economy. We have suffered a loss of not less than Rs 40,000 crores, and Rs 1,350 crore economic package is a drop in the ocean but something is better than nothing,” External link

news-yahoo-in Saturday, September 19, 2020 2:09:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari asked : “Businessmen, traders, shopkeepers and nomadic families are not being allowed to travel on these roads. Sinthan road provides an alternate route to the people of the entire Jammu province to reach Srinagar without facing the frequent emergency situations on Srinagar-Jammu National Highway. One fails to understand under which laws and COVID-19 guidelines, the travel on this vital road has been barred by the district administration?” External link

risingkashmir Saturday, September 12, 2020 11:49:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari asked : “Businessmen, traders, shopkeepers and nomadic families are not being allowed to travel on these roads. Sinthan road provides an alternate route to the people of the entire Jammu province to reach Srinagar without facing the frequent emergency situations on Srinagar-Jammu National Highway. One fails to understand under which laws and COVID-19 guidelines, the travel on this vital road has been barred by the district administration?” External link

risingkashmir Saturday, September 12, 2020 11:49:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “The government should support the business community, traders, small shopkeepers, people associated with the tourism industry, industrialists and the farmers, with an economic package to revive the shattered economy. It will help to infuse new life to the sinking market and generate employment opportunities,” External link

risingkashmir Thursday, September 3, 2020 10:51:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “The government should support the business community, traders, small shopkeepers, people associated with the tourism industry, industrialists and the farmers, with an economic package to revive the shattered economy. It will help to infuse new life to the sinking market and generate employment opportunities,” External link

risingkashmir Thursday, September 3, 2020 10:51:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari observed ( about Pranab Mukherjee ) : “Among his innumerable attributes, Pranab Da was known for his contribution as the finance minister. As an astute administrator he left indelible marks which will go down in the annals of history,” External link

risingkashmir Tuesday, September 1, 2020 11:29:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari observed ( about Pranab Mukherjee ) : “Among his innumerable attributes, Pranab Da was known for his contribution as the finance minister. As an astute administrator he left indelible marks which will go down in the annals of history,” External link

risingkashmir Tuesday, September 1, 2020 11:29:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “While the discipline shown by the mourners to follow the COVID-19 protocol across J&K is extremely laudable, it seems the government has decided not only to alienate but humiliate the people by imposing unwarranted restrictions on such religious gatherings,” External link

outlookindia Sunday, August 30, 2020 7:03:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari remarked : “While freeing the banks of River Jhelum from any unwanted structures is paramount in view of the flood threats but at the same time you cannot expose thousands of poor families to the vagaries of weather without having a blueprint for their suitable rehabilitation. The government must identify a land pool where the displaced families can be provided with shelter and other basic amenities before they are evicted from their present locations,” External link

risingkashmir Thursday, August 13, 2020 12:31:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari remarked : “While freeing the banks of River Jhelum from any unwanted structures is paramount in view of the flood threats but at the same time you cannot expose thousands of poor families to the vagaries of weather without having a blueprint for their suitable rehabilitation. The government must identify a land pool where the displaced families can be provided with shelter and other basic amenities before they are evicted from their present locations,” External link

risingkashmir Thursday, August 13, 2020 12:31:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “Killing an unarmed grass root level social activist is a dastardly act which can never be acceptable to any civilized society,” External link

risingkashmir Friday, August 7, 2020 12:12:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “Killing an unarmed grass root level social activist is a dastardly act which can never be acceptable to any civilized society,” External link

risingkashmir Friday, August 7, 2020 12:12:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “Today’s cowardly attack on a grassroots level representative has added to the fear psychosis among the Panchayat representatives and other political activists who witnessed three such attacks in the last 10 days,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, August 6, 2020 9:37:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “We were promised that abrogation of Article 370 would bring massive development, employment opportunities, industrialization, and an influx of tourists. One year down the line, nothing has happened,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, August 6, 2020 4:33:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “Eid gives us the message of love, unity and brotherhood. Sharing happiness increases them. Extending help to the poor and needy will also usher happiness in their lives. In view of COVID-19 pandemic, I appeal the people to observe this festival with utmost caution and abide by the social and health protocols of COVID-19 so as to stem the spread of this deadly disease” External link

risingkashmir Saturday, August 1, 2020 12:41:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “Eid gives us the message of love, unity and brotherhood. Sharing happiness increases them. Extending help to the poor and needy will also usher happiness in their lives. In view of COVID-19 pandemic, I appeal the people to observe this festival with utmost caution and abide by the social and health protocols of COVID-19 so as to stem the spread of this deadly disease” External link

risingkashmir Thursday, July 30, 2020 11:17:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “Eid gives us the message of love, unity and brotherhood. Sharing happiness increases them. Extending help to the poor and needy will also usher happiness in their lives. In view of COVID-19 pandemic, I appeal the people to observe this festival with utmost caution and abide by the social and health protocols of COVID-19 so as to stem the spread of this deadly disease” External link

risingkashmir Thursday, July 30, 2020 11:17:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “The situation in J&K has reached a stage where the people have virtually lost trust in the institution of governance and political process. Lack of responsiveness in the government offices has added to the existing levels of alienation and discontentment,” External link

Hindu Wednesday, July 22, 2020 4:06:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “JKAP reiterates its demand and reminds the Country’s leadership of its promise on J&K’s Statehood. People are anxiously waiting for the announcement of this decision and sooner the better,” External link

risingkashmir Wednesday, July 22, 2020 2:29:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “Almost all the shopkeepers, traders, and other small, medium and big business units including private schools have been badly hit since August last year and the COVID-19 pandemic has grossly added to their woes. Deferring the payment of electricity and water usage charges would be injustice with them. We demand that these charges should be waived off for the commercial sector in view of the prevailing circumstances,” External link

risingkashmir Wednesday, July 22, 2020 2:29:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “JKAP reiterates its demand and reminds the Country’s leadership of its promise on J&K’s Statehood. People are anxiously waiting for the announcement of this decision and sooner the better,” External link

risingkashmir Wednesday, July 22, 2020 2:29:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “Almost all the shopkeepers, traders, and other small, medium and big business units including private schools have been badly hit since August last year and the COVID-19 pandemic has grossly added to their woes. Deferring the payment of electricity and water usage charges would be injustice with them. We demand that these charges should be waived off for the commercial sector in view of the prevailing circumstances,” External link

risingkashmir Wednesday, July 22, 2020 2:29:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “Around 20,000 medical assistants in J&K are well trained in pharmacy who were eligible for pharmacy licenses under JK Pharmacy Act prior to August 4, 2019 but have now unfortunately been excluded by the pharmacy council of India. This is a sheer discrimination with this bright and promising lot of professionals,” External link

risingkashmir Friday, July 17, 2020 10:45:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “Discrimination with medical assistants who have completed their three years courses (including one year of training) duly recognized under JK Pharmacy Act is unjustifiable and the issue needs to be addressed on a priority basis,” External link

risingkashmir Friday, July 17, 2020 10:45:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “The candidates from J&K had opted for medical assistant courses conscientiously to make careers in pharmacy after completion of their courses successfully. However, the replacement of the J&K Pharmacy Act with central pharmacy law has shattered their dreams of earning a dignified livelihood,” External link

risingkashmir Friday, July 17, 2020 10:45:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “The Government of India should go for a one-time relaxation for those medical assistants who have completed their training prior to August 4, 2019 and chalk out a policy for their absorption in the government sector,” External link

risingkashmir Friday, July 17, 2020 10:45:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “Around 20,000 medical assistants in J&K are well trained in pharmacy who were eligible for pharmacy licenses under JK Pharmacy Act prior to August 4, 2019 but have now unfortunately been excluded by the pharmacy council of India. This is a sheer discrimination with this bright and promising lot of professionals,” External link

risingkashmir Friday, July 17, 2020 10:45:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “Discrimination with medical assistants who have completed their three years courses (including one year of training) duly recognized under JK Pharmacy Act is unjustifiable and the issue needs to be addressed on a priority basis,” External link

risingkashmir Friday, July 17, 2020 10:45:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “The candidates from J&K had opted for medical assistant courses conscientiously to make careers in pharmacy after completion of their courses successfully. However, the replacement of the J&K Pharmacy Act with central pharmacy law has shattered their dreams of earning a dignified livelihood,” External link

risingkashmir Friday, July 17, 2020 10:45:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “The Government of India should go for a one-time relaxation for those medical assistants who have completed their training prior to August 4, 2019 and chalk out a policy for their absorption in the government sector,” External link

risingkashmir Friday, July 17, 2020 10:45:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “The government of India should go for a one-time relaxation for those medical assistants who have completed their training prior to August 4, 2019 and chalk out a policy for their absorption in the government sector,” External link

risingkashmir Friday, July 17, 2020 1:08:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “The government of India should go for a one-time relaxation for those medical assistants who have completed their training prior to August 4, 2019 and chalk out a policy for their absorption in the government sector,” External link

risingkashmir Friday, July 17, 2020 1:08:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “The relevance of these sacrifices will remain the same for the times to come,” External link

Hindu Wednesday, July 15, 2020 2:33:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari observed : “Putting curbs on the visit of political parties to martyrs’ graveyard for paying homage to our heroes who laid down their precious lives against autocracy and oppression is unjustifiable,” External link

risingkashmir Tuesday, July 14, 2020 2:33:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari observed : “Putting curbs on the visit of political parties to martyrs’ graveyard for paying homage to our heroes who laid down their precious lives against autocracy and oppression is unjustifiable,” External link

risingkashmir Tuesday, July 14, 2020 2:33:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “The local quarry owners at Athwajan, Pantha Chowk, Zewan, Khanmoh in Srinagar and Kathua, Samba, Akhnoor, Reasi, Doda, Kishtwar in Jammu division should be allowed to go for extraction and lifting of raw material on a short-term permit basis and similarly in Baramulla, Kupwara, Budgam, Bandipora, Ganderbal, and Anantnag rural areas, Panchayats should be authorised to allow lifting and extraction of raw material in their respective areas,” External link

risingkashmir Sunday, July 5, 2020 12:20:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “In Kashmir division the stone crusher units set up in industrial areas are being asked for NOCs from Flood and Irrigation and Fisheries departments likewise in Jammu the stone crusher units are not being allowed to extract raw material within their vicinities. With the result these unit holders have been rendered defunct and are not in a position to repay their loans,” External link

risingkashmir Sunday, July 5, 2020 12:20:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari observed : “It is highly unfortunate that the government seems hell-bent to destroy the careers of J&K youth by issuing provocative and contentious orders, day in and day out,” External link

risingkashmir Friday, June 26, 2020 12:22:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari observed : “The youth of J&K not only feel ditched by the present dispensation but seem to be genuine in nurturing apprehensions about double standards and contradictions in government of India’s approach towards people of J&K,” External link

risingkashmir Friday, June 26, 2020 12:22:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari observed : “It is highly unfortunate that the government seems hell-bent to destroy the careers of J&K youth by issuing provocative and contentious orders, day in and day out,” External link

risingkashmir Friday, June 26, 2020 12:22:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari observed : “The youth of J&K not only feel ditched by the present dispensation but seem to be genuine in nurturing apprehensions about double standards and contradictions in government of India’s approach towards people of J&K,” External link

risingkashmir Friday, June 26, 2020 12:22:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “JKAP expresses solidarity with all those qualified Hajj aspirants who were waiting to embark on this holy pilgrimage this year but could not visit holy sites because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Hajj Committee of India should at least provide some sigh of relief to the selected Hajj aspirants who are in a State of despair because of cancellation of Hajj pilgrimage this year,” External link

risingkashmir Tuesday, June 23, 2020 11:55:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “The Hajj committee should at least give an opportunity to the selected Hajj aspirants of this year who could not perform their obligatory ritual because of the natural crisis. Natural justice demands that this year’s qualified aspirants are deemed as selected for next year Hajj pilgrimage, if no other exigency warrants the otherwise,” External link

risingkashmir Tuesday, June 23, 2020 11:55:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “JKAP expresses solidarity with all those qualified Hajj aspirants who were waiting to embark on this holy pilgrimage this year but could not visit holy sites because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Hajj Committee of India should at least provide some sigh of relief to the selected Hajj aspirants who are in a State of despair because of cancellation of Hajj pilgrimage this year,” External link

risingkashmir Tuesday, June 23, 2020 11:55:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “The Hajj committee should at least give an opportunity to the selected Hajj aspirants of this year who could not perform their obligatory ritual because of the natural crisis. Natural justice demands that this year’s qualified aspirants are deemed as selected for next year Hajj pilgrimage, if no other exigency warrants the otherwise,” External link

risingkashmir Tuesday, June 23, 2020 11:55:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “The previous industrial policy was somehow safeguarding the interests of local entrepreneurs in tendering process and now flouting its provisions as per the whims of few bureaucrats, sitting in J&K civil secretariat or at Udyog Bhawan New Delhi, will prove highly detrimental to the interests of the people of J&K and the country,” External link

risingkashmir Sunday, June 21, 2020 12:20:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “The inevitable cost of achieving competitive efficiency which is being projected by the government cannot be applied to J&K unit holders who are not in a position to compete with their counterparts from the rest of the country,” External link

risingkashmir Sunday, June 21, 2020 12:20:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “There are over 200 unit holders across J&K, most of whom left their promising careers abroad just to serve their motherland by carving a niche in the industrial sector and generating employment for the local youth. Due to adverse government policies of the government these unit holders have now turned into a disillusioned lot who need a hand holding from the government of India,” External link

risingkashmir Sunday, June 21, 2020 12:20:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “The previous industrial policy was somehow safeguarding the interests of local entrepreneurs in tendering process and now flouting its provisions as per the whims of few bureaucrats, sitting in J&K civil secretariat or at Udyog Bhawan New Delhi, will prove highly detrimental to the interests of the people of J&K and the country,” External link

risingkashmir Sunday, June 21, 2020 12:20:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “The inevitable cost of achieving competitive efficiency which is being projected by the government cannot be applied to J&K unit holders who are not in a position to compete with their counterparts from the rest of the country,” External link

risingkashmir Sunday, June 21, 2020 12:20:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “There are over 200 unit holders across J&K, most of whom left their promising careers abroad just to serve their motherland by carving a niche in the industrial sector and generating employment for the local youth. Due to adverse government policies of the government these unit holders have now turned into a disillusioned lot who need a hand holding from the government of India,” External link

risingkashmir Sunday, June 21, 2020 12:20:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “If the J&K Bank is really an autonomous financial institution as argued by its counsel, how come, it accepted the State Administrative Council (SAC) decision that left the hopes of lakhs of aspirants in tatters and demoralized those promising candidates who put their blood and sweat in the exams for consecutive two years?” External link

risingkashmir Thursday, June 18, 2020 11:12:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “Even after conducting the examination in a very transparent and fair manner under Inter-Banking Personnel System (IBPS) for which the bank was lauded by the then Governor S P Malik, why did the Bank management accepted scrapping of its selection process ordered by new dispensation using a pretext of legal infirmities?” External link

risingkashmir Thursday, June 18, 2020 11:12:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “Everything comes with remedial measures. The present government should not make SAC decision a point of prestige and rectify its wrongs by declaring the results for the lakhs of aspirants who have pinned their expectations with the J&K Bank selection list,” External link

risingkashmir Thursday, June 18, 2020 11:12:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “Similarly, the old appointees beside the recruits under new recruitment policy would be governed by the hostile clauses of SRO 202 making all such employees non-transferable at least for five years. If this SRO 202 continues, these employees would not be promoted in the first five years of their services as well. This is unprecedented and no such rules exist anywhere in the country except for J&K. This dichotomy needs to be removed forthwith,” External link

risingkashmir Thursday, June 18, 2020 11:12:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “The youth of J&K not only feel ditched by the present dispensation but seem to be genuine in nurturing apprehensions about double standards and contradictions in government of India’s approach towards people of J&K,” External link

risingkashmir Thursday, June 18, 2020 11:12:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “The delay in their migration will have a cascading effect on the lives of the nomadic communities and their traditional businesses, which are closely aligned with the seasons and land use patterns of the regions,” External link

risingkashmir Tuesday, June 16, 2020 11:35:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “Amid this situation, halting OPD and non-emergency services especially in government hospitals in order to divert all its resources to combat COVID-19 is highly affecting thousands of patients across Jammu and Kashmir whose lives are in peril in absence of the requisite healthcare facilities,” External link

risingkashmir Saturday, June 13, 2020 11:19:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “Patients with scheduled surgical procedures and follow-up visits are undergoing an unimaginable crisisthe impact of which is compounded for patients needing hospitalised care. The perilous state in which cancer patients are forced to live without hospitalization would prove to be fatal for many. Similarly, travails of hundreds of patients of end stage renal disease who depend on haemodialysis are perilous in prevailing healthcare situation,” External link

risingkashmir Saturday, June 13, 2020 11:19:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “As per the medical experts, timely hospitalised care is much needed mostly for undernourished infants especially belonging to poor and BPL families who are suffering for want of routine check-ups, doctor consultation and access to medicines,” External link

risingkashmir Saturday, June 13, 2020 11:19:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “Killing an unarmed grass root social activist is a cowardly act which can never be acceptable in any civilized society,” External link

risingkashmir Monday, June 8, 2020 10:39:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari remarked : “Violence in any of its manifestations begets violence and this vicious cycle needs an end so that the people of J&K who have suffered a lot in the last many decades live in peace and harmony,” External link

risingkashmir Monday, June 8, 2020 7:31:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “Killing an unarmed grass root social activist is a cowardly act which can never be acceptable to any civilized society,” External link

risingkashmir Monday, June 8, 2020 7:31:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “To begin with, the government must go for interest subvention for the years 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 to agriculture, horticulture, tourism, hotel, and other industrial and business sectors of J&K and provide soft loans to them at least upto 30 percent of their investments,” External link

risingkashmir Saturday, June 6, 2020 10:39:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “Keeping in view an alarming rate of unemployment and other limited economic opportunities for J&K’s qualified unemployed youth, GoI should wholeheartedly support the industrial and other business sectors in J&K to mitigate the sufferings of its people,” External link

risingkashmir Saturday, June 6, 2020 10:39:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “To begin with the government must go for interest subvention for the years 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 to agriculture, horticulture, tourism, hotel, and other industrial and business sectors of J&K and provide soft loans to them at least upto 30 per cent of their investments,” External link

risingkashmir Saturday, June 6, 2020 2:39:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “To begin with the government must go for interest subvention for the years 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 to agriculture, horticulture, tourism, hotel, and other industrial and business sectors of J&K and provide soft loans to them at least upto 30 per cent of their investments,” External link

risingkashmir Saturday, June 6, 2020 2:39:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “In the new recruitment rules notified on 4 June 2020, the administration has incorporated SRO-202 clauses which are not only obsolete but brazenly, unconstitutional in nature. The five-year probation instead of two years with denial of increments is totally against the right to equality enjoyed by citizens across India except for the residents of J&K,” External link

risingkashmir Friday, June 5, 2020 10:57:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said ( about Commission ) : “It is highly disgusting that the present dispensation has continued with anti-youth SRO-202. Justice (Retd) Hanjura-led Law Commission had recommended to set these rules in tune and in line with Office Memorandum of Department of Personnel and Training, Government of India, and also to be in consonance with the evolved concept of justice and equality,” External link

risingkashmir Friday, June 5, 2020 10:57:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “In the new recruitment rules notified on 4 June 2020, the administration has incorporated SRO-202 clauses which are not only obsolete but brazenly, unconstitutional in nature. The five-year probation instead of two years with denial of increments is totally against the right to equality enjoyed by citizens across India except for the residents of J&K,” External link

risingkashmir Friday, June 5, 2020 10:57:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said ( about Commission ) : “It is highly disgusting that the present dispensation has continued with anti-youth SRO-202. Justice (Retd) Hanjura-led Law Commission had recommended to set these rules in tune and in line with Office Memorandum of Department of Personnel and Training, Government of India, and also to be in consonance with the evolved concept of justice and equality,” External link

risingkashmir Friday, June 5, 2020 10:57:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said ( about Mehbooba Mufti ) : “It has been our consistent demand that all the political activists and leaders including former chief minister Mehbooba be released to ease up the sufferings of people. Their release has assumed more significance in light of the prevailing pandemic that has incremented the sufferings of the people,” External link

risingkashmir Thursday, June 4, 2020 11:11:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said ( about Mehbooba Mufti ) : “It has been our consistent demand that all the political activists and leaders including former chief minister Mehbooba be released to ease up the sufferings of people. Their release has assumed more significance in light of the prevailing pandemic that has incremented the sufferings of the people,” External link

risingkashmir Thursday, June 4, 2020 11:11:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari observed ( about Mehbooba Mufti ) : “It has been our consistent demand that all the political activists and leaders including former chief minister Mehbooba Mufti should be released to ease up the sufferings of people. Their release has assumed more significance in light of the prevailing pandemic that has incremented the sufferings of people,” External link

risingkashmir Thursday, June 4, 2020 11:41:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari observed ( about Mehbooba Mufti ) : “It has been our consistent demand that all the political activists and leaders including former chief minister Mehbooba Mufti should be released to ease up the sufferings of people. Their release has assumed more significance in light of the prevailing pandemic that has incremented the sufferings of people,” External link

risingkashmir Thursday, June 4, 2020 11:41:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “Late Bhat was a noble soul who always worked tirelessly for mitigation of problems faced by the people in his area,” External link

risingkashmir Wednesday, June 3, 2020 11:44:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari remarked : “Mr. Sodhi remained active in Kashmiri politics for many years. Whatever the platform he availed during his lifetime, he worked with extreme dedication for the empowerment of his community. He was a great social activist, religious leader an d a philanthropist who would extend all possible help to the needy,” External link

risingkashmir Monday, June 1, 2020 12:01:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari observed : “Mr. Sodhi’s demise has created a void which is hard to be filled. I pray for endurance to the bereaved family, his friends, relatives and acquaintances to bear this irreparable loss,” External link

risingkashmir Monday, June 1, 2020 12:01:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “The government should not insist that the job aspirants produce Domicile Certificates during the selection process and instead accept their permanent resident certificates as a bona fide residential proof in view of constant engagement of revenue officials, who are working as the front line department to deal with the COVID-19 crisis,” External link

thehindu Saturday, May 23, 2020 5:56:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “The government should not insist that the job aspirants produce Domicile Certificates during the selection process and instead accept their permanent resident certificates as a bona fide residential proof in view of constant engagement of revenue officials, who are working as the front line department to deal with the COVID-19 crisis,” External link

Hindu Saturday, May 23, 2020 5:06:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said ( about Saudi ) : “These stranded people including businessmen, employees, and labourers have already submitted their travel details to the Indian embassy in both the countries and are waiting for help. I solicit personal intervention of the Home Minister to order operationalization of direct flights from Dubai and Saudi Arabia to Srinagar so that these helpless citizens are able to return to their homes without further delay,” External link

risingkashmir Monday, May 11, 2020 10:00:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said ( about Dhaka Bangladesh ) : “While it is highly appreciable that special flights were operated to evacuate J&K students from Dhaka, Bangladesh, the same facility should be extended to other J&K residents stuck in other countries as soon as possible,” External link

risingkashmir Monday, May 11, 2020 10:00:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “Predominantly these families belong to farming community and have a limited crop season in Gurez. Usually these families would return to their homes in the first week of April to start their farming activities and also arrange feed for their livestock. Any further delay in their return can prove detrimental to their livelihood and that irreversible loss can get incremented by delay in their return,” External link

risingkashmir Monday, May 11, 2020 10:00:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said ( about Saudi ) : “These stranded people including businessmen, employees, and labourers have already submitted their travel details to the Indian embassy in both the countries and are waiting for help. I solicit personal intervention of the Home Minister to order operationalization of direct flights from Dubai and Saudi Arabia to Srinagar so that these helpless citizens are able to return to their homes without further delay,” External link

risingkashmir Monday, May 11, 2020 10:00:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said ( about Dhaka Bangladesh ) : “While it is highly appreciable that special flights were operated to evacuate J&K students from Dhaka, Bangladesh, the same facility should be extended to other J&K residents stuck in other countries as soon as possible,” External link

risingkashmir Monday, May 11, 2020 10:00:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “Predominantly these families belong to farming community and have a limited crop season in Gurez. Usually these families would return to their homes in the first week of April to start their farming activities and also arrange feed for their livestock. Any further delay in their return can prove detrimental to their livelihood and that irreversible loss can get incremented by delay in their return,” External link

risingkashmir Monday, May 11, 2020 10:00:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “The J&K government’s prompt response after home ministry’s circular allowing intra and inter-state movement of migrant labourers a week ago is appreciable. But unfortunately the helpline numbers established by the J&K administration remain constantly engaged, understandably, because of the number of stranded people. Same is the case with those stranded students and traders who have registered themselves on the government web portal but are still waiting for any response” External link

risingkashmir Tuesday, May 5, 2020 1:33:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “Since the J&K government has been claiming of investing crores of rupees on IT infrastructure, all the social media platforms should be used for effective dissemination of compulsory information about the return plans for the cut-off residents through designated nodal officers,” External link

risingkashmir Tuesday, May 5, 2020 1:33:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “The J&K government’s prompt response after home ministry’s circular allowing intra and inter-state movement of migrant labourers a week ago is appreciable. But unfortunately the helpline numbers established by the J&K administration remain constantly engaged, understandably, because of the number of stranded people. Same is the case with those stranded students and traders who have registered themselves on the government web portal but are still waiting for any response” External link

risingkashmir Tuesday, May 5, 2020 1:33:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “Since the J&K government has been claiming of investing crores of rupees on IT infrastructure, all the social media platforms should be used for effective dissemination of compulsory information about the return plans for the cut-off residents through designated nodal officers,” External link

risingkashmir Tuesday, May 5, 2020 1:33:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “Instead of establishing two tribunals one at Jammu and another in Srinagar for the aggrieved employees of J&K UT, shifting above 30,000 service matters pending against J&K UT to the CAT Chandigarh for adjudication is simply a travesty of justice,” External link

risingkashmir Friday, May 1, 2020 2:19:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari remarked : “There are above 30,000 services matters pending in Jammu and Srinagar wings of J&K High Court awaiting disposal. These matters pertain to various claims like promotions, pensions, retirement benefits, transfers, suspensions, disciplinary actions, quashment of selection lists, stays and other similar matters. Once these cases are shifted to CAT in Chandigarh, it is bound to prove a tedious and a costly affair for almost all these litigants which will surely defeat the purpose of constitutionally guaranteed justice at doorstep to the citizens of the country,” External link

risingkashmir Friday, May 1, 2020 2:19:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “Justice at your doorstep is periodically proclaimed on political and judicial platforms, the same shall prove correct only when justice will be available at everyone’s doorstep. Most of the employees of J&K and job aspirants belonging to economically weaker sections cannot afford boarding and lodging in pursuit of their litigations, far from their home state,” External link

risingkashmir Friday, May 1, 2020 2:19:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “Instead of establishing two tribunals one at Jammu and another in Srinagar for the aggrieved employees of J&K UT, shifting above 30,000 service matters pending against J&K UT to the CAT Chandigarh for adjudication is simply a travesty of justice,” External link

risingkashmir Friday, May 1, 2020 2:19:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari remarked : “There are above 30,000 services matters pending in Jammu and Srinagar wings of J&K High Court awaiting disposal. These matters pertain to various claims like promotions, pensions, retirement benefits, transfers, suspensions, disciplinary actions, quashment of selection lists, stays and other similar matters. Once these cases are shifted to CAT in Chandigarh, it is bound to prove a tedious and a costly affair for almost all these litigants which will surely defeat the purpose of constitutionally guaranteed justice at doorstep to the citizens of the country,” External link

risingkashmir Friday, May 1, 2020 2:19:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “Justice at your doorstep is periodically proclaimed on political and judicial platforms, the same shall prove correct only when justice will be available at everyone’s doorstep. Most of the employees of J&K and job aspirants belonging to economically weaker sections cannot afford boarding and lodging in pursuit of their litigations, far from their home state,” External link

risingkashmir Friday, May 1, 2020 2:19:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “Once these cases are shifted to the CAT, it is bound to prove a tedious and costly affair for almost all these litigants, which will surely defeat the purpose of constitutionally guaranteed justice at doorstep of the citizens,” External link

Hindu Thursday, April 30, 2020 8:55:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “Instead of establishing two tribunals one at Jammu and another in Srinagar for the aggrieved employees of J&K UT, shifting above 30,000 service matters pending against J&K UT to the CAT Chandigarh for adjudication is simply a travesty of justice,” External link

risingkashmir Thursday, April 30, 2020 8:46:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari remarked : “There are above 30,000 services matters pending in Jammu and Srinagar wings of J&K High Court awaiting disposal. These matters pertain to various claims like promotions, pensions, retirement benefits, transfers, suspensions, disciplinary actions, quashment of selection lists, stays and other similar matters. Once these cases are shifted to CAT in Chandigarh, it is bound to prove a tedious and a costly affair for almost all these litigants which will surely defeat the purpose of constitutionally guaranteed justice at doorstep to the citizens of the country,” External link

risingkashmir Thursday, April 30, 2020 8:46:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “Justice at your doorstep is periodically proclaimed on political and judicial platforms, the same shall prove correct only when justice will be available at everyone’s doorstep. Most of the employees of J&K and job aspirants belonging to economically weaker sections cannot afford boarding and lodging in pursuit of their litigations, far from their home state,” External link

risingkashmir Thursday, April 30, 2020 8:46:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “Instead of establishing two tribunals one at Jammu and another in Srinagar for the aggrieved employees of J&K UT, shifting above 30,000 service matters pending against J&K UT to the CAT Chandigarh for adjudication is simply a travesty of justice,” External link

risingkashmir Thursday, April 30, 2020 8:46:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari remarked : “There are above 30,000 services matters pending in Jammu and Srinagar wings of J&K High Court awaiting disposal. These matters pertain to various claims like promotions, pensions, retirement benefits, transfers, suspensions, disciplinary actions, quashment of selection lists, stays and other similar matters. Once these cases are shifted to CAT in Chandigarh, it is bound to prove a tedious and a costly affair for almost all these litigants which will surely defeat the purpose of constitutionally guaranteed justice at doorstep to the citizens of the country,” External link

risingkashmir Thursday, April 30, 2020 8:46:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “Justice at your doorstep is periodically proclaimed on political and judicial platforms, the same shall prove correct only when justice will be available at everyone’s doorstep. Most of the employees of J&K and job aspirants belonging to economically weaker sections cannot afford boarding and lodging in pursuit of their litigations, far from their home state,” External link

risingkashmir Thursday, April 30, 2020 8:46:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari alleged : “There seems to be a sinister design to dilute J&K Bank’s functional autonomy. The order by virtue of which a non-domicile of J&K has been appointed to the post of CFO is an unprecedented move aimed at playing with the economic aspirations of the people of J&K,” External link

Hindu Monday, April 27, 2020 7:01:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “This is totally unacceptable because any such recruitment is illegal and in violation of domicile law for J&K,” External link

Hindu Monday, April 27, 2020 7:01:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “I am told that the government at the helm in J&K has clandestinely amended the recruitment rules after August 5, 2019 and created a window for the appointment of non-residents of J&K especially to the top posts of J&K Bank. This is totally unacceptable because any such recruitment is illegal and in violation of Domicile Law for J&K,” External link

risingkashmir Sunday, April 26, 2020 1:29:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “I call upon the union home minister to intervene into the matter and take cognizance of how the post of CFO was advertized and later filled up throwing the Domicile Law to the winds,” External link

risingkashmir Sunday, April 26, 2020 1:29:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “Two years after a three-phase-examination process was conducted in Governor S P Malik’s tenure, which drove lakhs of qualified aspirants to examination centres, the present dispensation is unnecessarily delaying its results,” External link

risingkashmir Sunday, April 26, 2020 1:29:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “Sadly there is an unwarranted and extraordinary interference which has limited the functioning of this prestigious bank to a government treasury. This illegal interference has caused immense sufferings to the people especially the farmers, horticulturists, traders, businessmen, hoteliers, restaurant owners, houseboat owners, gold associations, transporters, manufacturers, small, medium and big industrial units and other allied sectors of trade and commerce who are the basic pillars of economy of J&K,” External link

risingkashmir Sunday, April 26, 2020 1:29:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “Regrettably, with unwanted meddling, this bank has now adopted a bureaucratic approach which is continuing to plague its’ functioning. Hasty declaration of Non Performing Assets (NPAs), stopping settlement process, halting advances and above all persecution and harassment of its clients are few consequences of an intrusive approach of people at the helms of its affairs. This scenario needs to be changed. More so, if the present dispensation is serious in revival of shattered economy of J&K,” External link

risingkashmir Sunday, April 26, 2020 1:29:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “I am told that the government at the helm in J&K has clandestinely amended the recruitment rules after August 5, 2019 and created a window for the appointment of non-residents of J&K especially to the top posts of J&K Bank. This is totally unacceptable because any such recruitment is illegal and in violation of Domicile Law for J&K,” External link

risingkashmir Sunday, April 26, 2020 1:29:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “I call upon the union home minister to intervene into the matter and take cognizance of how the post of CFO was advertized and later filled up throwing the Domicile Law to the winds,” External link

risingkashmir Sunday, April 26, 2020 1:29:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “Two years after a three-phase-examination process was conducted in Governor S P Malik’s tenure, which drove lakhs of qualified aspirants to examination centres, the present dispensation is unnecessarily delaying its results,” External link

risingkashmir Sunday, April 26, 2020 1:29:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “Sadly there is an unwarranted and extraordinary interference which has limited the functioning of this prestigious bank to a government treasury. This illegal interference has caused immense sufferings to the people especially the farmers, horticulturists, traders, businessmen, hoteliers, restaurant owners, houseboat owners, gold associations, transporters, manufacturers, small, medium and big industrial units and other allied sectors of trade and commerce who are the basic pillars of economy of J&K,” External link

risingkashmir Sunday, April 26, 2020 1:29:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “Regrettably, with unwanted meddling, this bank has now adopted a bureaucratic approach which is continuing to plague its’ functioning. Hasty declaration of Non Performing Assets (NPAs), stopping settlement process, halting advances and above all persecution and harassment of its clients are few consequences of an intrusive approach of people at the helms of its affairs. This scenario needs to be changed. More so, if the present dispensation is serious in revival of shattered economy of J&K,” External link

risingkashmir Sunday, April 26, 2020 1:29:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “May Almighty Allah bless us all during this holy month. I take this opportunity to wish Ramadan Mubarak to one and all. May Allah accept our fasts and prayers. I also urge the divisional administration of Jammu and Kashmir to ensure all basic amenities to the people during this holy month,” “The household requirements of people increase exponentially during this holy month. It is therefore imperative for the state administration to ensure a hassle free Ramdan to people. I impress upon the incumbent Lieutenant Governor’s administration to ensure all facilities to people across the state,” External link

risingkashmir Saturday, April 25, 2020 1:36:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “May Almighty Allah bless us all during this holy month. I take this opportunity to wish Ramadan Mubarak to one and all. May Allah accept our fasts and prayers. I also urge the divisional administration of Jammu and Kashmir to ensure all basic amenities to the people during this holy month,” “The household requirements of people increase exponentially during this holy month. It is therefore imperative for the state administration to ensure a hassle free Ramdan to people. I impress upon the incumbent Lieutenant Governor’s administration to ensure all facilities to people across the state,” External link

risingkashmir Saturday, April 25, 2020 1:36:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari added : “JKAP expresses solidarity with the bereaved family at this hour of grief and pray for the eternal peace to the departed soul. Also on behalf of my own family, I, condole the demise of Shah Saheb and express my solidarity with the Shah and Punzoo families who have loss a great soul,” External link

risingkashmir Thursday, April 23, 2020 10:59:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari added : “JKAP expresses solidarity with the bereaved family at this hour of grief and pray for the eternal peace to the departed soul. Also on behalf of my own family, I, condole the demise of Shah Saheb and express my solidarity with the Shah and Punzoo families who have loss a great soul,” External link

risingkashmir Thursday, April 23, 2020 10:59:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari observed : “With hundreds of transformers developing snag due to overloading and other issues, there is severe power shortage across both divisions of J&K at present and it seems that the authorities at the helm of affairs have developed a cold shoulder approach to deal with the crisis,” External link

risingkashmir Tuesday, April 21, 2020 10:29:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari remarked : “The government should also provide free LPG, ration including rice, wheat and sugar to BPL and low income groups in Ramadan in view of the lockdown,” External link

risingkashmir Tuesday, April 21, 2020 10:29:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari observed : “With hundreds of transformers developing snag due to overloading and other issues, there is severe power shortage across both divisions of J&K at present and it seems that the authorities at the helm of affairs have developed a cold shoulder approach to deal with the crisis,” External link

risingkashmir Tuesday, April 21, 2020 10:29:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari remarked : “The government should also provide free LPG, ration including rice, wheat and sugar to BPL and low income groups in Ramadan in view of the lockdown,” External link

risingkashmir Tuesday, April 21, 2020 10:29:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari observed : “The deceased was an extraordinarily noble person who contributed a lot in the field of education especially in his area. His demise has caused an immense loss to his family, friends and among his social circles,” External link

risingkashmir Monday, April 20, 2020 1:32:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari added : “May almighty Allah bestow courage to the family of Mr. Teli to face this time of grief and gloom,” External link

risingkashmir Monday, April 20, 2020 1:32:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari observed : “The deceased was an extraordinarily noble person who contributed a lot in the field of education especially in his area. His demise has caused an immense loss to his family, friends and among his social circles,” External link

risingkashmir Monday, April 20, 2020 1:32:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari added : “May almighty Allah bestow courage to the family of Mr. Teli to face this time of grief and gloom,” External link

risingkashmir Monday, April 20, 2020 1:32:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “Around 4500 people of J&K who are stranded at these entry points despite completing their quarantine period and testing negative for the coronavirus. I am hopeful from my discussions with the Lt Governor that all these stranded residents of J&K including students, pilgrims, and the businessmen will be allowed to return home from today,” External link

risingkashmir Thursday, April 16, 2020 3:16:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “Around 4500 people of J&K who are stranded at these entry points despite completing their quarantine period and testing negative for the coronavirus. I am hopeful from my discussions with the Lt Governor that all these stranded residents of J&K including students, pilgrims, and the businessmen will be allowed to return home from today,” External link

risingkashmir Thursday, April 16, 2020 3:16:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari added : “There are around 4500 people of J&K who are stranded at these entry points despite completing their quarantine period and testing negative for the Coronavirus. I am hopeful from my discussions with the Honb’le Lieutenant Governor that all these stranded residents of J&K including students, pilgrims and the businessmen would be allowed to return their homes from today,” External link

risingkashmir Wednesday, April 15, 2020 11:18:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari observed ( about Mehbooba Mufti ) : “It has been JKAP’s consistent demand that all the political activists and leaders including former chief minister Mehbooba Mufti be released to ease up their sufferings. Their release is much needed in light of the COVID-19 outbreak that has undone all other priorities except for saving precious lives,” External link

risingkashmir Wednesday, April 15, 2020 11:18:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari added : “There are around 4500 people of J&K who are stranded at these entry points despite completing their quarantine period and testing negative for the Coronavirus. I am hopeful from my discussions with the Honb’le Lieutenant Governor that all these stranded residents of J&K including students, pilgrims and the businessmen would be allowed to return their homes from today,” External link

risingkashmir Wednesday, April 15, 2020 11:18:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari observed ( about Mehbooba Mufti ) : “It has been JKAP’s consistent demand that all the political activists and leaders including former chief minister Mehbooba Mufti be released to ease up their sufferings. Their release is much needed in light of the COVID-19 outbreak that has undone all other priorities except for saving precious lives,” External link

risingkashmir Wednesday, April 15, 2020 11:18:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “A number of J&K students and pilgrims evacuated by the Government of India from Iran have been declared negative for COVID-19 after spending a mandatory quarantine period in Mumbai and Rajasthan. Ironically, it is the J&K authorities who have shown complete indifference towards them and have refused their return to their homeland,” External link

Hindu Sunday, April 12, 2020 12:25:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “JKAP salutes all these warriors including doctors, lab technicians, nurses, pharmacists, health and sanitation workers, ambulance drivers, ward staff, other paramedical staff, policemen, media persons, food and revenue department officials, home delivery agents and other officials of the civil and Police administration who are providing basic necessities as partners to knockdown the pandemic,” External link

risingkashmir Friday, April 10, 2020 1:43:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “And it is not just about them. Every individual has a family to worry about, and it is the same from the family’s point of view. Apart from the doctors and other healthcare workers, our frontline heroes are putting themselves in harm’s way to do their utmost to save our lives,” External link

risingkashmir Friday, April 10, 2020 1:43:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “Faced with this unprecedented situation, JKAP believes that if the COVID-19 outbreak is not effectively and promptly contained with the help and cooperation of the general public, it will inflict even greater harm to the lives, safety and health of many more people, and exert a severe impact on the economic and social development in Jammu Kashmir like other parts of the world,” External link

risingkashmir Friday, April 10, 2020 1:43:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “If we all make concerted efforts with confidence and resolve and take a science-based and targeted approach, we will definitely win the final victory in the all-out global war against COVID-19,” External link

risingkashmir Friday, April 10, 2020 1:43:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “JKAP salutes all these warriors including doctors, lab technicians, nurses, pharmacists, health and sanitation workers, ambulance drivers, ward staff, other paramedical staff, policemen, media persons, food and revenue department officials, home delivery agents and other officials of the civil and Police administration who are providing basic necessities as partners to knockdown the pandemic,” External link

risingkashmir Friday, April 10, 2020 1:43:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “And it is not just about them. Every individual has a family to worry about, and it is the same from the family’s point of view. Apart from the doctors and other healthcare workers, our frontline heroes are putting themselves in harm’s way to do their utmost to save our lives,” External link

risingkashmir Friday, April 10, 2020 1:43:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “Faced with this unprecedented situation, JKAP believes that if the COVID-19 outbreak is not effectively and promptly contained with the help and cooperation of the general public, it will inflict even greater harm to the lives, safety and health of many more people, and exert a severe impact on the economic and social development in Jammu Kashmir like other parts of the world,” External link

risingkashmir Friday, April 10, 2020 1:43:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “If we all make concerted efforts with confidence and resolve and take a science-based and targeted approach, we will definitely win the final victory in the all-out global war against COVID-19,” External link

risingkashmir Friday, April 10, 2020 1:43:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “Instead of snatching their livelihood, these nurses should be allowed to continue their work. If the government is unable to provide jobs to lakhs of our qualified unemployed youth, at least, it should not create more joblessness by disengaging the already adjusted professional people,” External link

risingkashmir Tuesday, April 7, 2020 12:05:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “It is ironical that when the entire world is offering well paid jobs to healthcare professionals in this hour of pandemic, the department of health services in Kashmir division is not allowing 42 Medical Assistants selected by J&K Service Selection Board to join their duties for trivial reasons,” External link

risingkashmir Tuesday, April 7, 2020 12:05:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “Instead of snatching their livelihood, these nurses should be allowed to continue their work. If the government is unable to provide jobs to lakhs of our qualified unemployed youth, at least, it should not create more joblessness by disengaging the already adjusted professional people,” External link

risingkashmir Tuesday, April 7, 2020 12:05:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “It is ironical that when the entire world is offering well paid jobs to healthcare professionals in this hour of pandemic, the department of health services in Kashmir division is not allowing 42 Medical Assistants selected by J&K Service Selection Board to join their duties for trivial reasons,” External link

risingkashmir Tuesday, April 7, 2020 12:05:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari remarked : “Instead of snatching their livelihood, these nurses should be allowed to continue their work. If the government is unable to provide jobs to lacs of our qualified unemployed youth, at least, it should not create more joblessness by disengaging the already adjusted professional people,” External link

risingkashmir Monday, April 6, 2020 5:01:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “It is ironical that when the whole world is offering well paid jobs to healthcare professionals in this hour of pandemic, the department of health services in Kashmir division is not allowing 42 Medical Assistants selected by J&K Service Selection Board to join their duties for trivial reasons,” External link

risingkashmir Monday, April 6, 2020 5:01:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari remarked : “Instead of snatching their livelihood, these nurses should be allowed to continue their work. If the government is unable to provide jobs to lacs of our qualified unemployed youth, at least, it should not create more joblessness by disengaging the already adjusted professional people,” External link

risingkashmir Monday, April 6, 2020 5:01:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “It is ironical that when the whole world is offering well paid jobs to healthcare professionals in this hour of pandemic, the department of health services in Kashmir division is not allowing 42 Medical Assistants selected by J&K Service Selection Board to join their duties for trivial reasons,” External link

risingkashmir Monday, April 6, 2020 5:01:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “We have managed to save jobs for Jammu and Kashmir youth. I can claim that I am the first J&K politician who brought something for the youth,” External link

newindianexpress Sunday, April 5, 2020 10:17:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “I highly appreciate the home minister and the national security advisor for understanding the genuine reservations put forth by the people of J&K vis-à-vis the new order defining domicile law in the matter of employment for Jammu Kashmir. Their timely intervention made the requisite safeguards possible,” External link

risingkashmir Sunday, April 5, 2020 2:21:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “I highly appreciate the home minister and the national security advisor for understanding the genuine reservations put forth by the people of J&K vis-à-vis the new order defining domicile law in the matter of employment for Jammu Kashmir. Their timely intervention made the requisite safeguards possible,” External link

risingkashmir Sunday, April 5, 2020 2:21:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “The JKAP will continue with its efforts to get this law revisited in its entirety to remove the remaining loopholes till it satisfies the aspirations of people of J&K,” External link

Hindu Saturday, April 4, 2020 9:44:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : "By this exemplary gesture, the youth of both regions of Jammu and Kashmir have ensured the domicile rights on jobs is an exclusive privilege that cannot be shared with non-natives. The spirit and show of unity by the people in contesting the shortcomings in new domicile order should continue till this law is reframed as per our collective aspirations," External link

business-standard Saturday, April 4, 2020 8:05:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari remarked : "We can have differences with each other on political grounds. But, I think, it is not an appropriate time for mudslinging on each other. Let us rise to the challenge and jointly fight for the rights of the people of J & K leaving behind egos and politics and ensure that the avoidable deprivation is not allowed to lead to further alienation of our youth," External link

business-standard Saturday, April 4, 2020 8:05:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “We’ll continue to struggle till other hostile sections in the law such as mandatory tenure for non-natives to reside in J&K and cut-off dates to qualify for the domicile are not rectified as per the demands of our people,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, April 4, 2020 5:54:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “We can have differences with each other on political grounds. But, this is not an appropriate time for mudslinging against each other,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, April 4, 2020 5:54:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari remarked : “We can have differences with each other on political grounds. But, I think, it is not an appropriate time for mudslinging on each other. Let us rise to the challenge and jointly fight for the rights of the people of J&K leaving behind egos and politics and ensure that the avoidable deprivation is not allowed to lead to further alienation of our youth,” External link

risingkashmir Saturday, April 4, 2020 1:08:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari remarked : “We can have differences with each other on political grounds. But, I think, it is not an appropriate time for mudslinging on each other. Let us rise to the challenge and jointly fight for the rights of the people of J&K leaving behind egos and politics and ensure that the avoidable deprivation is not allowed to lead to further alienation of our youth,” External link

risingkashmir Saturday, April 4, 2020 1:08:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “Ironically, it is the J&K authorities who have shown complete indifference towards them and have refused to facilitate their return to their homeland,” External link

outlookindia Friday, April 3, 2020 6:42:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “Ironically, the J&K authorities have shown complete indifference toward them and refused their return to their homeland. These hapless J&K residents have been compelled to continue staying at the quarantine facility in Mumbai, leaving them vulnerable to infections of the deadly disease,” External link

risingkashmir Friday, April 3, 2020 2:25:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “Ironically, the J&K authorities have shown complete indifference toward them and refused their return to their homeland. These hapless J&K residents have been compelled to continue staying at the quarantine facility in Mumbai, leaving them vulnerable to infections of the deadly disease,” External link

risingkashmir Friday, April 3, 2020 2:25:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari observed : “Ironically it is the J&K authorities who have shown complete indifference towards them and have refused their return to their homeland. These hapless J&K residents have been compelled to continue staying at the quarantine facility in Mumbai leaving the vulnerable to infections of the deadly disease,” External link

risingkashmir Thursday, April 2, 2020 6:04:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari asked : “How can J&K administration shy away from its responsibility of getting back its stranded residents under the garb of country wide lockdown? When the supply of essential commodities on national highway is not blocked due to lockdown, how has J&K administration left its own residents to the mercy of hostile conditions of quarantine facilities?” External link

risingkashmir Thursday, April 2, 2020 6:04:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari remarked : “The J&K pilgrims who were evacuated from Iran, alighted at an isolation bay in Mumbai, where they were checked by health staff and handed over to naval authorities for quarantine. Height of the matter is that these evacuated pilgrims include women upto the age group of 80. How can the old ailing and fragile women stay in quarantine facility even after their mandatory period is over,” External link

risingkashmir Thursday, April 2, 2020 6:04:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari observed : “Ironically it is the J&K authorities who have shown complete indifference towards them and have refused their return to their homeland. These hapless J&K residents have been compelled to continue staying at the quarantine facility in Mumbai leaving the vulnerable to infections of the deadly disease,” External link

risingkashmir Thursday, April 2, 2020 6:04:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari asked : “How can J&K administration shy away from its responsibility of getting back its stranded residents under the garb of country wide lockdown? When the supply of essential commodities on national highway is not blocked due to lockdown, how has J&K administration left its own residents to the mercy of hostile conditions of quarantine facilities?” External link

risingkashmir Thursday, April 2, 2020 6:04:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari remarked : “The J&K pilgrims who were evacuated from Iran, alighted at an isolation bay in Mumbai, where they were checked by health staff and handed over to naval authorities for quarantine. Height of the matter is that these evacuated pilgrims include women upto the age group of 80. How can the old ailing and fragile women stay in quarantine facility even after their mandatory period is over,” External link

risingkashmir Thursday, April 2, 2020 6:04:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari told : "It reflects a casual exercise carried out at the bureaucratic level without taking the aspirations and expectations of the people into consideration," External link

haberler-en Thursday, April 2, 2020 2:50:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari told : "It reflects a casual exercise carried out at the bureaucratic level without taking the aspirations and expectations of the people into consideration," External link

yenisafak-en Thursday, April 2, 2020 2:29:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “It is most unfortunate that such an important order has been issued at a time when the whole country is battling for its survival and is under strict lockdown to stem the spread of deadly Coronavirus disease. While JKAP had been vehemently demanding Domicile Rights on land and jobs for the people of Jammu and Kashmir, the order issued by the union government reflects a casual exercise carried out at the bureaucratic level without taking aspirations and expectations of people into consideration,” External link

outlookindia Thursday, April 2, 2020 1:37:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “This order is a casual attempt, cosmetic in nature, to hoodwink the people of Jammu and Kashmir, ” External link

economictimes Thursday, April 2, 2020 7:15:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “It is most unfortunate that such an important order has been issued at a time when the whole country is battling for its survival and is under strict lockdown,” External link

timesofindia Thursday, April 2, 2020 12:50:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “While JKAP had been vehemently demanding Domicile Rights on land and jobs for the people of Jammu and Kashmir, the order issued by the union government reflects a casual exercise carried out at bureaucratic level without taking aspirations and expectations of people into consideration,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, April 1, 2020 4:31:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : "While JKAP had been vehemently demanding domicile rights on land and jobs for the people of Jammu and Kashmir, the order issued by the union government reflects a casual exercise carried out at bureaucratic level without taking aspirations and expectations of people into consideration," External link

business-standard Wednesday, April 1, 2020 1:54:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “It is most unfortunate that such an important order has been issued at a time when the whole country is battling for its survival and is under strict lockdown to stem spread of deadly Coronavirus disease. While JKAP had been vehemently demanding Domicile Rights on land and jobs for the people of Jammu and Kashmir, the order issued by the union government reflects a casual exercise carried out at bureaucratic level without taking aspirations and expectations of people into consideration,” External link

risingkashmir Wednesday, April 1, 2020 11:33:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari observed : “The order issued is totally unacceptable to JKAP. In the matter of employmentnon Gazetted, Gazetted posts in the service and admissions to professional colleges, a tangible legal and constitutional mechanism was supposed to be put in place to safeguard and protect these privileges of the people of Jammu and Kashmir who had been the permanent residents of J&K,” External link

risingkashmir Wednesday, April 1, 2020 11:33:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “It is most unfortunate that such an important order has been issued at a time when the whole country is battling for its survival and is under strict lockdown to stem spread of deadly Coronavirus disease. While JKAP had been vehemently demanding Domicile Rights on land and jobs for the people of Jammu and Kashmir, the order issued by the union government reflects a casual exercise carried out at bureaucratic level without taking aspirations and expectations of people into consideration,” External link

risingkashmir Wednesday, April 1, 2020 11:33:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari observed : “The order issued is totally unacceptable to JKAP. In the matter of employmentnon Gazetted, Gazetted posts in the service and admissions to professional colleges, a tangible legal and constitutional mechanism was supposed to be put in place to safeguard and protect these privileges of the people of Jammu and Kashmir who had been the permanent residents of J&K,” External link

risingkashmir Wednesday, April 1, 2020 11:33:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “The J&K government must address the woes of their families and reach out to them in this hour of crisis at least with free ration, medicines, and other essential commodities to prevent them from this deadly disease in keeping with the social isolation norms into consideration,” External link

risingkashmir Wednesday, April 1, 2020 1:40:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “The district administrations should act as per their databases available with them and in addition deploy their field officers to contact such families which are in dire need of official support to safely pass this period of pandemic,” External link

risingkashmir Wednesday, April 1, 2020 1:40:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “The J&K government must address the woes of their families and reach out to them in this hour of crisis at least with free ration, medicines, and other essential commodities to prevent them from this deadly disease in keeping with the social isolation norms into consideration,” External link

risingkashmir Wednesday, April 1, 2020 1:40:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “The district administrations should act as per their databases available with them and in addition deploy their field officers to contact such families which are in dire need of official support to safely pass this period of pandemic,” External link

risingkashmir Wednesday, April 1, 2020 1:40:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari asked : “I have been informed by JKAP cadres that inhabitants of villages like Manzpathara, Manchatra, Khanbal, Budnambal and Zunreshi in district Kupwara are craving for basic necessities like ration and fuel. How can government expect them to maintain social distancing when they have nothing to eat and keep themselves confined to their homes?” External link

risingkashmir Tuesday, March 31, 2020 2:21:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari asked : “I have been informed by JKAP cadres that inhabitants of villages like Manzpathara, Manchatra, Khanbal, Budnambal and Zunreshi in district Kupwara are craving for basic necessities like ration and fuel. How can government expect them to maintain social distancing when they have nothing to eat and keep themselves confined to their homes?” External link

risingkashmir Tuesday, March 31, 2020 2:21:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “The unscientific manner with which trees and hill side slopes have been cut on the Jammu-Srinagar national highway along with machine vibrations utilized for its widening are just some of these activities that alter pressure under slopes, leading to massive landslides in these area,” External link

risingkashmir Tuesday, March 31, 2020 2:14:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari remarked : “This arterial road needs to be made trafficable immediately in order to restore supplies of essential commodities to Kashmir valley where people are facing immense difficulties in view of the COVID-19 lockdown,” External link

risingkashmir Tuesday, March 31, 2020 2:14:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari added : “The government needs to act swiftly to make this highway mortorable at least during the prevailing precarious situation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic,” External link

risingkashmir Tuesday, March 31, 2020 2:14:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “The unscientific manner with which trees and hill side slopes have been cut on the Jammu-Srinagar national highway along with machine vibrations utilized for its widening are just some of these activities that alter pressure under slopes, leading to massive landslides in these area,” External link

risingkashmir Tuesday, March 31, 2020 2:14:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari remarked : “This arterial road needs to be made trafficable immediately in order to restore supplies of essential commodities to Kashmir valley where people are facing immense difficulties in view of the COVID-19 lockdown,” External link

risingkashmir Tuesday, March 31, 2020 2:14:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari added : “The government needs to act swiftly to make this highway mortorable at least during the prevailing precarious situation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic,” External link

risingkashmir Tuesday, March 31, 2020 2:14:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “The unscientific manner with which trees and hill side slopes have been cut on the Jammu-Srinagar national highway along with machine vibrations utilized for its widening are just some of these activities that alter pressure under slopes, leading to massive landslides in these area,” External link

risingkashmir Monday, March 30, 2020 12:54:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari remarked : “This arterial road needs to be made trafficable immediately in order to restore supplies of essential commodities to Kashmir valley where people are facing immense difficulties in view of the COVID-19 lockdown,” External link

risingkashmir Monday, March 30, 2020 12:54:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari added : “The government needs to act swiftly to make this highway mortorable at least during the prevailing precarious situation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic,” External link

risingkashmir Monday, March 30, 2020 12:54:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “The unscientific manner with which trees and hill side slopes have been cut on the Jammu-Srinagar national highway along with machine vibrations utilized for its widening are just some of these activities that alter pressure under slopes, leading to massive landslides in these area,” External link

risingkashmir Monday, March 30, 2020 12:54:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari remarked : “This arterial road needs to be made trafficable immediately in order to restore supplies of essential commodities to Kashmir valley where people are facing immense difficulties in view of the COVID-19 lockdown,” External link

risingkashmir Monday, March 30, 2020 12:54:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari added : “The government needs to act swiftly to make this highway mortorable at least during the prevailing precarious situation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic,” External link

risingkashmir Monday, March 30, 2020 12:54:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “The unprecedented lockdown necessitated by COVID-19 outbreak across India has rendered thousands of J&K residents, including students and labourers, stranded away from their respective homes. I appeal the Government of India to take concrete measures for their safe evacuation and till then, make all arrangements through the receptive state governments for their shelter and sustenance,” External link

risingkashmir Sunday, March 29, 2020 3:46:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “I am told that most of these stranded students and labourers are facing immense difficulties including running short of money due to government imposed India-wide lockdown to prevent the spread of the deadly coronavirus. The Government of India must take concrete measures to address their woes,” External link

risingkashmir Sunday, March 29, 2020 3:46:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “The unprecedented lockdown necessitated by COVID-19 outbreak across India has rendered thousands of J&K residents, including students and labourers, stranded away from their respective homes. I appeal the Government of India to take concrete measures for their safe evacuation and till then, make all arrangements through the receptive state governments for their shelter and sustenance,” External link

risingkashmir Sunday, March 29, 2020 3:46:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “I am told that most of these stranded students and labourers are facing immense difficulties including running short of money due to government imposed India-wide lockdown to prevent the spread of the deadly coronavirus. The Government of India must take concrete measures to address their woes,” External link

risingkashmir Sunday, March 29, 2020 3:46:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “This is why the interest subvention along with complete moratorium of all repayments is much needed since businesses in J&K have already incurred huge losses since last year and most of units are not generating any considerable income at present,” External link

risingkashmir Saturday, March 28, 2020 2:58:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “This is why the interest subvention along with complete moratorium of all repayments is much needed since businesses in J&K have already incurred huge losses since last year and most of units are not generating any considerable income at present,” External link

risingkashmir Saturday, March 28, 2020 2:58:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari observed : “This is why the interest subvention along with complete mortatorium of all repayments is much needed since businesses in J&K have already incurred huge losses since last year and most of units are not generating any considerable income at present,” External link

risingkashmir Friday, March 27, 2020 5:28:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari observed : “This is why the interest subvention along with complete mortatorium of all repayments is much needed since businesses in J&K have already incurred huge losses since last year and most of units are not generating any considerable income at present,” External link

risingkashmir Friday, March 27, 2020 5:28:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “On the one side the Government of India is taking all measures to stem spread of the COVID-19 and on the other hand it seems the plight of political detainees and their families is being ignored for obvious reasons,” External link

risingkashmir Wednesday, March 25, 2020 3:19:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “On the one side the Government of India is taking all measures to stem spread of the COVID-19 and on the other hand it seems the plight of political detainees and their families is being ignored for obvious reasons,” External link

risingkashmir Wednesday, March 25, 2020 3:19:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari observed : “It has been our consistent demand that all the political activists and leaders including former chief ministers be released to ease up the sufferings of people. Their release has assumed more significance in light of the COVID-19 outbreak that has paralyzed the whole world,” External link

risingkashmir Tuesday, March 24, 2020 10:35:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari remarked : “On the one side the central government is taking all measures to stem spread of the COVID-19 and on the other hand it seems the plight of political detainees and their families is being ignored for obvious reasons,” External link

risingkashmir Tuesday, March 24, 2020 10:35:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari observed : “It has been our consistent demand that all the political activists and leaders including former chief ministers be released to ease up the sufferings of people. Their release has assumed more significance in light of the COVID-19 outbreak that has paralyzed the whole world,” External link

risingkashmir Tuesday, March 24, 2020 10:35:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari remarked : “On the one side the central government is taking all measures to stem spread of the COVID-19 and on the other hand it seems the plight of political detainees and their families is being ignored for obvious reasons,” External link

risingkashmir Tuesday, March 24, 2020 10:35:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari observed : “In societies where the virus hits, it is deepening the consequences of inequality, pushing many of the burdens onto the underprivileged and marginalized sections of the society and lower economic strata. We should not expect everything from the government and should instead adopt a community based approach to tackle this pandemic,” External link

risingkashmir Tuesday, March 24, 2020 3:58:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari observed : “In societies where the virus hits, it is deepening the consequences of inequality, pushing many of the burdens onto the underprivileged and marginalized sections of the society and lower economic strata. We should not expect everything from the government and should instead adopt a community based approach to tackle this pandemic,” External link

risingkashmir Tuesday, March 24, 2020 3:58:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “At a time when the whole world is reeling under the COVID pandemic, restoration of 4G and high speed internet services should not be delayed for any other consideration. The high speed mobile internet services can help students and the business community especially the youth working in the private sector to remain indoors and prevent the spread of the pandemic,” External link

risingkashmir Monday, March 23, 2020 1:04:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “At a time when the whole world is reeling under the COVID pandemic, restoration of 4G and high speed internet services should not be delayed for any other consideration. The high speed mobile internet services can help students and the business community especially the youth working in the private sector to remain indoors and prevent the spread of the pandemic,” External link

risingkashmir Monday, March 23, 2020 1:04:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari remarked : “The issue is particularly severe for schools, where the risk of spreading the disease is high. As many J&K schools have shifted to online lesson plans, home restricted students are running into the limitations of mobile internet services, which leave most of them unable to connect to their new online classrooms or download lesson plans,” External link

risingkashmir Wednesday, March 18, 2020 2:59:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “Earlier our students missed classes due to disruptions created by August 5, 2019 decisions and now the novel corona virus outbreak has posed a serious challenge to our children to cope up with their counterparts in the country who enjoy all other educational facilities including high speed mobile internet,” External link

risingkashmir Wednesday, March 18, 2020 2:59:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “Since all schools, colleges and universities are closed as a result of the coronavirus outbreak, millions of students are missing classes, creating an unparalleled disruption in education for the region. It has posed a serious challenge to our children to cope up with their counterparts elsewhere in the country, who enjoy all other educational facilities, including high-speed mobile Internet,” External link

thehindu Tuesday, March 17, 2020 8:30:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “Since all schools, colleges and universities are closed as a result of the coronavirus outbreak, millions of students are missing classes, creating an unparalleled disruption in education for the region. It has posed a serious challenge to our children to cope up with their counterparts elsewhere in the country, who enjoy all other educational facilities, including high-speed mobile Internet,” External link

Hindu Tuesday, March 17, 2020 8:11:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari remarked : "which is pushing many activities online. The issue is particularly severe for schools, where the risk of spreading the disease is high. As many J&K schools have shifted to online lesson plans, home restricted students are running into the limitations of mobile internet services, which leave most of them unable to connect to their new online classrooms or download lesson plans," External link

ibtimes-in Tuesday, March 17, 2020 8:01:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : "Earlier our students missed classes due to disruptions created by August 5, 2019 decision on Article 370 and now the novel coronavirus outbreak has posed a serious challenge to our children to cope with their counterparts in the country who enjoy all other educational facilities including high-speed mobile internet," External link

ibtimes-in Tuesday, March 17, 2020 8:01:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “The issue is particularly severe for schools, where the risk of spreading the disease is high. As many J&K schools have shifted to online lesson plans, home restricted students are running into the limitations of mobile internet services, which leave most of them unable to connect to their new online classrooms or download lesson plans,” External link

risingkashmir Tuesday, March 17, 2020 3:59:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “The issue is particularly severe for schools, where the risk of spreading the disease is high. As many J&K schools have shifted to online lesson plans, home restricted students are running into the limitations of mobile internet services, which leave most of them unable to connect to their new online classrooms or download lesson plans,” External link

risingkashmir Tuesday, March 17, 2020 3:59:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : "The home minister made it clear that there was no question on the issue of any demographic change," External link

outlookindia Monday, March 16, 2020 10:35:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : "Yes, we did discuss about the detention of remaining political leaders and others, and the home minister said it is a process and we will be releasing them very soon," External link

mid-day Monday, March 16, 2020 8:15:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari told : “During our meeting with the home minister, we raised several misgivings about abrogation of Article 370 , including domicile and land rights for people of Kashmir,” External link

economictimes Sunday, March 15, 2020 10:06:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “The gulf between people of Kashmir and people in Jammu needs to be reduced with a promise and purposeful assurance by the country’s top leadership that there shall be no discrimination in development and opportunities on the basis of region or religion,” External link

economictimes Sunday, March 15, 2020 10:06:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : "Yes, we did discuss about the detention of remaining political leaders and others, and the home minister said it is a process and we will be releasing them very soon," External link

business-standard Sunday, March 15, 2020 5:54:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : "The home minister made it clear that there was no question on the issue of any demographic change," External link

newindianexpress Sunday, March 15, 2020 5:04:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : "The home minister made it clear that there was no question on the issue of any demographic change," External link

economictimes Sunday, March 15, 2020 3:38:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said ( about Amit Shah ) : “We discussed with Home Minister Amit Shah the issue of release of political detainees in Jammu and Kashmir. He said that the detainees will be released very soon,” External link

india Sunday, March 15, 2020 3:21:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “The Home Minister made it clear that there was no question on the issue of any demographic change,” External link

Hindu Sunday, March 15, 2020 3:11:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said ( about Amit Shah ) : "We discussed with Home Minister Amit Shah the issue of release of political detainees in Jammu and Kashmir. He said that the detainees will be released very soon," External link

business-standard Sunday, March 15, 2020 2:49:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari told : "PM said no demographic change will be done. He is a man of commitment. His heart beats for people of Jammu and Kashmir," External link

irishsun Sunday, March 15, 2020 7:57:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari added : "He understands what the people of Jammu and Kashmir want. He appreciated when we said that we want the same laws as the rest of the country," External link

irishsun Sunday, March 15, 2020 7:57:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said ( about Narendra Modi ) : “We are satisfied and positive after this meeting.I told PM Modi that there are apprehensions among the people that their land and jobs will be taken away and the PM assured us that nothing will happen to the land and jobs of people and bills will be passed to safeguard both very soon. I also raised issue of leaders and common people who are in different jails in the country,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, March 15, 2020 3:48:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari added : "He understands what the people of Jammu and Kashmir want. He appreciated when we said that we want the same laws as the rest of the country," "PM has assured us that the issues pertaining to domicile, land, and jobs will be addressed soon. Nobody will take away the lands and jobs of the people of Jammu and Kashmir. He also said that soon a law will be brought for this. The PM told me that they do not want to disempower the majority," External link

newindianexpress Saturday, March 14, 2020 10:53:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said ( about Our Party ) : "We requested the PM that everyone in preventive detention should be released. One does not join someone due to greed. Our party has been formed with an aim. This is a party consisting of common people... Koi Bhi Kisi Lalach Ke Wajah Se Kisi Ke Saath Nahi Hota Hai/Ek Maksad Ki Wajah Se Ye Jamaat Bani Hai. Ye Aam Logon Ki Jamaat Hai" External link

newindianexpress Saturday, March 14, 2020 10:53:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : "I don't think we need to say a lot for something which is before the Supreme Court. Political parties have gone to court. It has been challenged" External link

newindianexpress Saturday, March 14, 2020 10:53:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari added ( about Narendra Modi ) : "Only the Supreme Court or a political consensus between Prime Minister Modi and the opposition can restore Article 370," External link

newindianexpress Saturday, March 14, 2020 10:53:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : "First of all, I'll give credit to the people who did not choose to come on the road. Secondly, credit definitely also goes to the planners" External link

newindianexpress Saturday, March 14, 2020 10:53:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : "First of all, I'll give credit to people who didn't choose to come on the road. Secondly, credit definitely to the planners," External link

news-yahoo-in Saturday, March 14, 2020 8:51:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : "We requested the PM that everyone in preventive detention should be released. Koi bhi kisi lalach ki wajah se kisi ke saath nahi hota hai, ek maksad ki wajah se ye jamaat bani hai. Ye aam logon ki jamaat hai," External link

news-yahoo-in Saturday, March 14, 2020 8:51:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari added : "He understands what the people of Jammu and Kashmir want. He appreciated when we said that we want the same laws as the rest of the country," External link

business-standard Saturday, March 14, 2020 8:30:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari added : "He understands what the people of Jammu and Kashmir want. He appreciated when we said that we want the same laws as the rest of the country," "PM has assured us that the issues pertaining to domicile, land, and jobs will be addressed soon. Nobody will take away the lands and jobs of the people of Jammu and Kashmir. He also said that soon a law will be brought for this. The PM told me that they do not want to disempower the majority," External link

business-standard Saturday, March 14, 2020 8:30:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : "I don't think we need to say a lot for something which is before the Supreme Court. Political parties have gone to court. It has been challenged" External link

business-standard Saturday, March 14, 2020 8:30:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari added ( about Narendra Modi ) : "Only the Supreme Court or a political consensus between Prime Minister Modi and the opposition can restore Article 370," External link

business-standard Saturday, March 14, 2020 8:30:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : "First of all, I'll give credit to the people who did not choose to come on the road. Secondly, credit definitely also goes to the planners" External link

business-standard Saturday, March 14, 2020 8:30:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari added : "He understands what the people of Jammu and Kashmir want. He appreciated when we said that we want the same laws as the rest of the country," External link

irishsun Saturday, March 14, 2020 6:20:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari told : "It is a very happy occasion that finally we have come up with our party known as Apni Party. It puts a lot of responsibility on us as the expectations and challenges are huge. I assure people of Jammu and Kashmir that my will is strong to surmount these challenges in the interest of my people," External link

business-standard Saturday, March 14, 2020 2:25:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “Unfortunately, they have not come out. Political parties don’t cease to exist once their leaders are arrested. Now, most of their leaders have been released, if not the presidents of the parties. We believed they would talk about issues, but they chose silence. We thought it necessary to flag issues,” External link

outlookindia Monday, March 9, 2020 12:57:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “Why shouldn’t we raise this issue? Bureaucracy is acting like as if there is martial law imposed in J&K. Why shouldn’t we talk about it? J&K Bank has been converted into sub-office of the anti-corruption bureau. We are aware of these issues and will raise them, come what may,” External link

outlookindia Monday, March 9, 2020 12:57:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari told ( about Chief Minister ) : “Bakshi took over as the Prime Minister and he left the chair as the Prime Minister of Jammu and Kashmir,” External link

outlookindia Monday, March 9, 2020 12:57:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “My party is of the people by the people and for the people. There is no king and prince among us. We are commoners. Anyone can come and join us. Anyone who has the interest of the state in mind, wants peace, prosperity and the happiness can join us,” "Talk to anyone in Kashmir; they are calling for the restoration of the statehood" External link

outlookindia Monday, March 9, 2020 12:57:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “We have to do business with Delhi, whosoever rules Delhi. We don’t see Delhi from the point of view, who is ruling India, but who is in the government,” “We have no hesitation in dealing with GoI” External link

risingkashmir Monday, March 9, 2020 2:57:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “But most of the leaders didn’t speak after their release. Thus, we decided to speak for the people,” External link

risingkashmir Monday, March 9, 2020 2:57:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “We have to do business with Delhi, whosoever rules Delhi. We don’t see Delhi from the point of view, who is ruling India, but who is in the government,” “We have no hesitation in dealing with GoI” External link

risingkashmir Monday, March 9, 2020 2:57:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “But most of the leaders didn’t speak after their release. Thus, we decided to speak for the people,” External link

risingkashmir Monday, March 9, 2020 2:57:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “This party is by the commoners, for the commoners and of the commoners,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, March 9, 2020 2:25:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “People are feeling the absence of credible voices, who can take up their issues and resolve them,” “This party is not floated by a family. Any person who becomes party president cannot be elected more than twice,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, March 9, 2020 2:25:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “Issues like self-rule and autonomy do not figure on the agenda of Apni Party,” “Its sole purpose is to strive for development and politics of truth” External link

gulf-times Monday, March 9, 2020 1:36:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari added : “We have to do business with Delhi irrespective of who is ruling,” External link

gulf-times Monday, March 9, 2020 1:36:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “We’re not here to sell dreams and fantasies but will always be pragmatic, honest and fair in our approach,” External link

Hindu Monday, March 9, 2020 12:18:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “We have resolved to create a platform where people are the real stakeholders of the political process,” External link

Hindu Monday, March 9, 2020 12:18:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “We are not here to sell dreams or fantasy to our people and instead shall always be pragmatic, honest, and fair in our approach,” External link

aa-en Sunday, March 8, 2020 11:32:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “Bakshi sahib had a great economic and political vision for Kashmir. We need a similar vision right now,” External link

aa-en Sunday, March 8, 2020 11:32:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : "We are not here to sell dreams or fantasy to our people and instead shall always be pragmatic, honest, and fair in our approach," External link

haberler-en Sunday, March 8, 2020 5:24:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : "Bakshi sahib had a great economic and political vision for Kashmir. We need a similar vision right now," External link

haberler-en Sunday, March 8, 2020 5:24:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : "The present circumstances warranted the formation of a new political party comprising of those who all along had identified and related themselves to the social needs of multiple factions of our society" "A party that can respond to rational aspirations of people without promising them moon or star. We are not here to sell dreams to our people or fantasy to our people and instead shall always be pragmatic, honest and fair in our approach," External link

business-standard Sunday, March 8, 2020 4:22:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : "I don't think I should be speaking much on what is there in the Supreme Court. We all are waiting for the decision of the Supreme Court" External link

business-standard Sunday, March 8, 2020 4:22:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : "We don't look at Delhi from the point of view who is ruling today. We have to deal with the Government of India and we have no hesitation in dealing with Government of India," External link

business-standard Sunday, March 8, 2020 4:22:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : "However, the developments which took place on August 5, 2019, brought some new questions and realities to the fore," External link

business-standard Sunday, March 8, 2020 4:22:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : "Though unpleasant and bitter, it is an undeniable reality that the developments which took place in August 2019, particularly the deprivation of statehood, has badly affected the self-esteem, pride and confidence of the people across Jammu and Kashmir," External link

business-standard Sunday, March 8, 2020 4:22:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari asserted : "We are not here to sell dreams or fantasies to our people, instead shall always be pragmatic, honest and fair in our approach," External link

business-standard Sunday, March 8, 2020 4:22:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : "However, restoration of statehood, domicile rights in land and jobs, beside a holistic and an equitable development of all regions and sub-regions of Jammu and Kashmir forms the core agenda of the party (JKAP)," External link

business-standard Sunday, March 8, 2020 4:22:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : "We have resolved to create a viable, political platform that functions in accordance with the wishes of the people, and where the people are the real stakeholders of the political process," External link

business-standard Sunday, March 8, 2020 4:22:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : "I do not see elections happening anytime soon. It may take at least a year or so. Let us work for the people till then," External link

business-standard Sunday, March 8, 2020 4:22:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : "We have resolved to create a viable, political platform that functions in accordance with the wishes of the people, and where the people are the real stakeholders of the political process," External link

news18 Sunday, March 8, 2020 4:10:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “This party is not floated by a family and there will be a total restriction that anybody who becomes President of party cannot be elected more than 2 times. It is by the commoners, for the commoners, of the commoners,” External link

expressindia Sunday, March 8, 2020 4:08:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari told : "It is a very happy occasion that finally we have come up with our party known as Apni Party. It puts a lot of responsibility on us as the expectations and challenges are huge. I assure people of Jammu and Kashmir that my will is strong to surmount these challenges in the interest of my people," External link

dnaindia Sunday, March 8, 2020 2:29:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : "We are not here to sell dreams and fantasies but will always be pragmatic, honest and fair in our approach. We have resolved to create a political platform where people are real stakeholders of the political process," External link

dnaindia Sunday, March 8, 2020 2:29:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari told : "It is a very happy occasion that finally we have come up with our party known as Apni Party. It puts a lot of responsibility on us as the expectations and challenges are huge. I assure people of Jammu and Kashmir that my will is strong to surmount these challenges in the interest of my people," External link

newindianexpress Sunday, March 8, 2020 1:12:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari added : “We’re not here to sell dreams and fantasies but will always be pragmatic, honest and fair in our approach. We have resolved to create a political platform where people are real stakeholders of the political process” External link

india Sunday, March 8, 2020 12:50:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari told : "While the parties are focused on the release of their leaders, many of their workers are unable to get even two square meals a day. My effort will be to contribute in making their life better," External link

risingkashmir Saturday, March 7, 2020 2:24:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : "I think he is a man of principles and who will never make people suffer for achieving his own political goals unlike others," External link

risingkashmir Saturday, March 7, 2020 2:24:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari told : "While the parties are focused on the release of their leaders, many of their workers are unable to get even two square meals a day. My effort will be to contribute in making their life better," External link

risingkashmir Saturday, March 7, 2020 2:24:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : "I think he is a man of principles and who will never make people suffer for achieving his own political goals unlike others," External link

risingkashmir Saturday, March 7, 2020 2:24:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari told : "While the parties are focused on the release of their leaders, many of their workers are unable to get even two square meals a day. My effort will be to contribute in making their life better," External link

business-standard Friday, March 6, 2020 3:33:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : "I think he is a man of principles and who will never make people suffer for achieving his own political goals unlike others," External link

business-standard Friday, March 6, 2020 3:33:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “I think he is a man of principles and who will never make people suffer for achieving his own political goals unlike others,” External link

asianage Friday, March 6, 2020 2:56:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari told : "While the parties are focused on the release of their leaders, many of their workers are unable to get even two square meals a day. My effort will be to contribute in making their life better," External link

newindianexpress Friday, March 6, 2020 1:59:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : "I think he is a man of principles and who will never make people suffer for achieving his own political goals unlike others," External link

newindianexpress Friday, March 6, 2020 1:59:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : "I am in touch with the MEA and have submitted details of over 240 J-K students who are stuck in Shiraz, Tehran and other cities of Iran," External link

risingkashmir Monday, March 2, 2020 2:36:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : "I am in touch with the MEA and have submitted details of over 240 J-K students who are stuck in Shiraz, Tehran and other cities of Iran," External link

risingkashmir Monday, March 2, 2020 2:36:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : "I am in touch with the MEA and have submitted details of over 240 J-K students who are stuck in Shiraz, Tehran and other cities of Iran," External link

business-standard Sunday, March 1, 2020 5:06:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : "I am in touch with the MEA and have submitted details of over 240 J-K students who are stuck in Shiraz , Tehran and other cities of Iran," External link

timesofindia Sunday, March 1, 2020 4:15:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : "I am in touch with the MEA and have submitted details of over 240 J&K students who are stuck in Shiraz, Tehran and other cities of Iran," External link

business-standard Saturday, February 29, 2020 7:49:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari remarked : “Two years after this three phase examination was conducted that too in Governor S P Malik’s tenure, which drove lakhs of qualified aspirants from all the regions of Jammu and Kashmir, the present dispensation has shamelessly declared that process as null and void. It is simply disgusting that it took J&K administration two years to reveal what it has now termed as ‘legal infirmities’ found in that recruitment process,” External link

risingkashmir Saturday, February 29, 2020 3:29:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari added : “The nullification of recruitment process should not be viewed in isolation. Attempts are being made for the last over two years to malign the integrity of this institution by continuous raids and searches being conducted by Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB). The J&K Bank’s corporate office has virtually turned into ACB office with the Bank’s executives being found assisting the investigating agency round the clock,” External link

risingkashmir Saturday, February 29, 2020 3:29:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “Contrary to these assurances of the country’s top leadership, in J&K we see the ACB not reaching to any conclusion for the last two years. If at all there are any serious allegations of favouritism and financial impropriety against JK Bank, the ACB must not stretch its investigations illogically and conclude it in a time bound manner,” External link

risingkashmir Saturday, February 29, 2020 3:29:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari remarked : “Two years after this three phase examination was conducted that too in Governor S P Malik’s tenure, which drove lakhs of qualified aspirants from all the regions of Jammu and Kashmir, the present dispensation has shamelessly declared that process as null and void. It is simply disgusting that it took J&K administration two years to reveal what it has now termed as ‘legal infirmities’ found in that recruitment process,” External link

risingkashmir Saturday, February 29, 2020 3:29:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari added : “The nullification of recruitment process should not be viewed in isolation. Attempts are being made for the last over two years to malign the integrity of this institution by continuous raids and searches being conducted by Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB). The J&K Bank’s corporate office has virtually turned into ACB office with the Bank’s executives being found assisting the investigating agency round the clock,” External link

risingkashmir Saturday, February 29, 2020 3:29:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “Contrary to these assurances of the country’s top leadership, in J&K we see the ACB not reaching to any conclusion for the last two years. If at all there are any serious allegations of favouritism and financial impropriety against JK Bank, the ACB must not stretch its investigations illogically and conclude it in a time bound manner,” External link

risingkashmir Saturday, February 29, 2020 3:29:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said ( about Almighty Allah ) : “I pray to Almighty Allah to grant eternal peace to the departed soul and give courage to the bereaved family, friends and acquaintances of the deceased to bear this irreparable loss,” External link

risingkashmir Saturday, February 29, 2020 3:29:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said ( about Almighty Allah ) : “I pray to Almighty Allah to grant eternal peace to the departed soul and give courage to the bereaved family, friends and acquaintances of the deceased to bear this irreparable loss,” External link

risingkashmir Saturday, February 29, 2020 3:29:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : "As we know that Iran has confirmed three more deaths and 34 new cases on Tuesday, taking the country's overall death toll to 15 and infection tally to 95. I am in touch with the ministry of external affairs, the government of India and have submitted details of over 240 J&K students who are stuck in Shiraz, Tehran and other cities of Iran," External link

ibtimes-in Wednesday, February 26, 2020 7:11:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : "Iran has been hit by the deadliest coronavirus outbreak by far outside China. I have information from the stranded students who study at Tehran University of Medical Sciences and Shiraz University of Medical Science in Iran that over 300 students from J&K are studying in various provinces of the country. All of them are currently safe but they apprehend contamination if they are not evacuated from Iran very soon," External link

ibtimes-in Wednesday, February 26, 2020 7:11:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari added : "All of them are currently safe but they apprehend contamination if they are not evacuated from Iran very soon," External link

business-standard Wednesday, February 26, 2020 4:25:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : "I have appealed the Prime Minister for evacuating Kashmiri students who are in Tehran and Shiraz. I have forwarded to the Ministry of External Affairs a list of 240 students, though there are more than 300 (students). They still are safe, but coronavirus is spreading like fire in Iran. My request is that they are airlifted immediately, " External link

business-standard Wednesday, February 26, 2020 4:25:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “Sadly the government of J&K seems to be manipulating the functioning of J&K Bank like running a government treasury. The government has forgotten that the bank needs to be run professionally and all its decisions need to be taken by professionals rather than bureaucrats who disappointingly don’t see a reason to empathize with the shattered economy of this region,” External link

risingkashmir Wednesday, February 26, 2020 2:13:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “This harassment is being done in the name of asset possession. The families of borrowers mainly the business community are struggling for their survival and most of them are circumstantial defaulters. The Bank should not treat them as willful defaulters. The present dispensation must intervene into the matter at an earliest,” External link

risingkashmir Wednesday, February 26, 2020 2:13:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “Besides the unprecedented security measures, the non- availability of the Internet further dented the economy of J&K. This is not something unusual but our economy has suffered heavily since 2008 and 2010 unrest which was later coupled by the 2014 floods and 2016 unrest. All these factors need to be taken into consideration while going for settlements wherever possible,” External link

risingkashmir Wednesday, February 26, 2020 2:13:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “Sadly the government of J&K seems to be manipulating the functioning of J&K Bank like running a government treasury. The government has forgotten that the bank needs to be run professionally and all its decisions need to be taken by professionals rather than bureaucrats who disappointingly don’t see a reason to empathize with the shattered economy of this region,” External link

risingkashmir Wednesday, February 26, 2020 2:13:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “This harassment is being done in the name of asset possession. The families of borrowers mainly the business community are struggling for their survival and most of them are circumstantial defaulters. The Bank should not treat them as willful defaulters. The present dispensation must intervene into the matter at an earliest,” External link

risingkashmir Wednesday, February 26, 2020 2:13:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “Besides the unprecedented security measures, the non- availability of the Internet further dented the economy of J&K. This is not something unusual but our economy has suffered heavily since 2008 and 2010 unrest which was later coupled by the 2014 floods and 2016 unrest. All these factors need to be taken into consideration while going for settlements wherever possible,” External link

risingkashmir Wednesday, February 26, 2020 2:13:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : "This harassment is being done in the name of asset possession. The families of borrowers mainly the business community are struggling for their survival and most of them are circumstantial defaulters. The bank should not treat them as willful defaulters. The present dispensation must intervene into the matter at the earliest," External link

business-standard Tuesday, February 25, 2020 6:53:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari remarked : “All the governments work in continuity. A sheer change in dispensation does not necessarily change or stop the functioning of incumbent regimes. So fulfillment of commitments made by the previous governments is one of the important mandates of the present dispensation. Clearing liabilities of contractors which is pegged at around Rs 500 Crores is one of such commitments made by successive governments including last Governor led administration in J&K,” External link

risingkashmir Friday, February 21, 2020 2:15:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari remarked : “All the governments work in continuity. A sheer change in dispensation does not necessarily change or stop the functioning of incumbent regimes. So fulfillment of commitments made by the previous governments is one of the important mandates of the present dispensation. Clearing liabilities of contractors which is pegged at around Rs 500 Crores is one of such commitments made by successive governments including last Governor led administration in J&K,” External link

risingkashmir Friday, February 21, 2020 2:15:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari observed : "Due to November 2019 untimely snowfall around 70 per cent to 90 percent trees carrying un-plucked crop collapsed and around 40 to 60 per cent of crop producing fruit trees were uprooted. Now paying Rs 900 per Kanal to the fruit growers, as announced by the government, is akin to rubbing salt into their wounds," "We all know that fruit industry is considered to be the backbone of J&K''s economy. However, the hostile climatic conditions shattered all the expectations of this industry resulting into huge losses to growers, most of whom have lost their livelihood," External link

risingkashmir Monday, February 10, 2020 3:34:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari added : "The fruit growers were expecting a generous package from the government as compensation for their losses as was assured by the government itself. However, the peanuts offered by the government this time have disappointed lacs of families associated with this industry directly or indirectly," External link

risingkashmir Monday, February 10, 2020 3:34:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari observed : "Due to November 2019 untimely snowfall around 70 per cent to 90 percent trees carrying un-plucked crop collapsed and around 40 to 60 per cent of crop producing fruit trees were uprooted. Now paying Rs 900 per Kanal to the fruit growers, as announced by the government, is akin to rubbing salt into their wounds," "We all know that fruit industry is considered to be the backbone of J&K''s economy. However, the hostile climatic conditions shattered all the expectations of this industry resulting into huge losses to growers, most of whom have lost their livelihood," External link

risingkashmir Monday, February 10, 2020 3:34:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari added : "The fruit growers were expecting a generous package from the government as compensation for their losses as was assured by the government itself. However, the peanuts offered by the government this time have disappointed lacs of families associated with this industry directly or indirectly," External link

risingkashmir Monday, February 10, 2020 3:34:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : "Not only the top leadership of political mainstream is behind bars but over a thousand workers who have sacrificed a lot for strengthening the political process in Jammu and Kashmir are still under detention," External link

news18 Saturday, February 8, 2020 7:26:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari added : "Releasing them all at the earliest will not only provide much needed succour to their families but will indisputably grant a lease of life to the stalled democratic process in J&K," External link

news18 Saturday, February 8, 2020 7:26:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : "Not only the top leadership of political mainstream is behind bars but over a thousand workers who have sacrificed a lot for strengthening the political process in Jammu and Kashmir are still under detention," External link

timesofindia Saturday, February 8, 2020 4:09:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari added : "Releasing them all at the earliest will not only provide much needed succour to their families but will indisputably grant a lease of life to the stalled democratic process in J&K," External link

timesofindia Saturday, February 8, 2020 4:09:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari remarked : "The decision of abolition of J&K cadre and doing away with the five-year age relaxation are capricious and have come as a shocker to the people of Jammu and Kashmir, especially its aspirants for the Civil Services career," External link

risingkashmir Friday, February 7, 2020 3:33:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari observed : "The status of Jammu and Kashmir may have changed from a State to Union territory, but unfortunately there is no marked change on the ground situation so far. These hostile decisions are bound to alienate our aspiring youth further," External link

risingkashmir Friday, February 7, 2020 3:33:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari remarked : "The decision of abolition of J&K cadre and doing away with the five-year age relaxation are capricious and have come as a shocker to the people of Jammu and Kashmir, especially its aspirants for the Civil Services career," External link

risingkashmir Friday, February 7, 2020 3:33:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari observed : "The status of Jammu and Kashmir may have changed from a State to Union territory, but unfortunately there is no marked change on the ground situation so far. These hostile decisions are bound to alienate our aspiring youth further," External link

risingkashmir Friday, February 7, 2020 3:33:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : "It is unfortunate that there is no let up in shelling even during winters, causing more worries to the civilian population living in border areas of Jammu and Kashmir," "People have suffered injuries and loss of property amid intense firing and mortar shelling. The Ministry of Home Affairs must ensure availability of sufficient funds to district administration for construction of additional bunkers in the left out areas," External link

timesofindia Tuesday, February 4, 2020 8:40:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “The candidates of Jammu and Kashmir appeared in the examination conducted through NEET after facing tremendous hardships including internet shutdown. They braved all odds with a hope that they will get their share of seats through the same procedure which was in vogue before August 5, 2019,” External link

risingkashmir Saturday, February 1, 2020 8:44:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari observed : “This has been one of our top most political demands submitted before the government of India that our residents/students should have 100 per cent reservation to professional courses in various streams and disciplines offered in medicine and engineering by our medical colleges, engineering colleges and deemed universities of Jammu and Kashmir,” External link

risingkashmir Saturday, February 1, 2020 8:44:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari remarked : “The reconstitution of Board of Professional Entrance Examinations has made students in Jammu and Kashmir anxious amid larger worries of that the scrapping of Article 370 and Article 35A has stripped them of their special status. This will eventually fuel a surge of outsiders into medical and engineering colleges in Jammu and Kashmir,” External link

risingkashmir Saturday, February 1, 2020 8:44:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “The candidates of Jammu and Kashmir appeared in the examination conducted through NEET after facing tremendous hardships including internet shutdown. They braved all odds with a hope that they will get their share of seats through the same procedure which was in vogue before August 5, 2019,” External link

risingkashmir Saturday, February 1, 2020 8:44:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari observed : “This has been one of our top most political demands submitted before the government of India that our residents/students should have 100 per cent reservation to professional courses in various streams and disciplines offered in medicine and engineering by our medical colleges, engineering colleges and deemed universities of Jammu and Kashmir,” External link

risingkashmir Saturday, February 1, 2020 8:44:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari remarked : “The reconstitution of Board of Professional Entrance Examinations has made students in Jammu and Kashmir anxious amid larger worries of that the scrapping of Article 370 and Article 35A has stripped them of their special status. This will eventually fuel a surge of outsiders into medical and engineering colleges in Jammu and Kashmir,” External link

risingkashmir Saturday, February 1, 2020 8:44:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : "The candidates of Jammu and Kashmir appeared in the examination conducted through NEET after facing tremendous hardships including internet shutdown. They braved all odds with a hope that they will get their share of seats through the same procedure which was in vogue before August 5, 2019," External link

business-standard Friday, January 31, 2020 7:58:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “I can only promise and fight for what is doable. Protecting the rights of my people is possible. I cannot make the same promise about the restoration of Article 370 and it would be wrong to take my people down that road,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, January 31, 2020 12:33:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “The Supreme Court verdict vis-a-vis restoration of fundamental rights of the citizens of J&K assumes much significance given the scale of loss suffered by the people — especially in education, health and business sectors — due to the continuous internet shutdown,” External link

timesofindia Friday, January 10, 2020 9:17:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : "The apex court's verdict has given a sigh of relief to the people of Jammu and Kashmir who have tremendously suffered because of communication blockade in last over five months," External link

business-standard Friday, January 10, 2020 2:53:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “We discussed issues related to Kashmir with the diplomats,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, January 10, 2020 2:29:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “I am deeply pained at the loss of lives. My heart goes out for the bereaved families. I am also pained for the seven others who sustained injuries in this fatal accident. I pray for their speedy recovery,” External link

risingkashmir Thursday, June 27, 2019 10:58:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “I am deeply pained at the loss of lives. My heart goes out for the bereaved families. I am also pained for the seven others who sustained injuries in this fatal accident. I pray for their speedy recovery,” External link

risingkashmir Thursday, June 27, 2019 10:58:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari observed : “The dilapidated condition of Srinagar-Jammu National Highway coupled with ban on movement of civilian traffic on this only connecting link between the Valley and rest of the country is a manifestation of some covert plot to give collective punishment to the people of Kashmir,” External link

risingkashmir Thursday, May 16, 2019 10:32:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari observed : “The dilapidated condition of Srinagar-Jammu National Highway coupled with ban on movement of civilian traffic on this only connecting link between the Valley and rest of the country is a manifestation of some covert plot to give collective punishment to the people of Kashmir,” External link

risingkashmir Thursday, May 16, 2019 10:32:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “Today is the eighth day of the holy month of Ramadan, however our problems keep on compounding as the government seems to be making people to suffer for want of potable water, electricity, availability of essential items and smooth roads,” External link

risingkashmir Tuesday, May 14, 2019 11:16:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “Today is the eighth day of the holy month of Ramadan, however our problems keep on compounding as the government seems to be making people to suffer for want of potable water, electricity, availability of essential items and smooth roads,” External link

risingkashmir Tuesday, May 14, 2019 11:16:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari urged : “The administration must come out with some tangible measures to prevent such heart wrenching mishaps in future,” External link

risingkashmir Monday, May 6, 2019 11:00:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari urged : “The administration must come out with some tangible measures to prevent such heart wrenching mishaps in future,” External link

risingkashmir Monday, May 6, 2019 11:00:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari observed : “I personally knew Late Mir sahib very closely. He had not only carved a niche in the business establishment but was equally known for his humility among his friends and associates,” External link

risingkashmir Thursday, April 25, 2019 9:46:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari observed : “I personally knew Late Mir sahib very closely. He had not only carved a niche in the business establishment but was equally known for his humility among his friends and associates,” External link

risingkashmir Thursday, April 25, 2019 9:46:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “I feel we need to send a strong leader to the parliament. We need to send those leaders to the parliament who can make a strong stand for Kashmir cause,” External link

risingkashmir Thursday, April 18, 2019 11:35:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “I feel we need to send a strong leader to the parliament. We need to send those leaders to the parliament who can make a strong stand for Kashmir cause,” External link

risingkashmir Thursday, April 18, 2019 11:35:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “Government wants to enforce curfew for two days a week without bothering about the miseries it can cause to the people,” External link

greaterkashmir Friday, April 5, 2019 1:29:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “Government wants to enforce curfew for two days a week without bothering for the miseries it can cause to people,” External link

greaterkashmir Thursday, April 4, 2019 3:05:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari observed : “My heart goes out for the bereaved families who have lost their loved ones in this mishap. I express my heartfelt sympathies with them and pray for eternal peace to the departed souls. I also wish a speedy recovery for the injured,” External link

risingkashmir Monday, April 1, 2019 11:07:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari observed : “My heart goes out for the bereaved families who have lost their loved ones in this mishap. I express my heartfelt sympathies with them and pray for eternal peace to the departed souls. I also wish a speedy recovery for the injured,” External link

risingkashmir Monday, April 1, 2019 11:07:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “My heart goes out for the bereaved families who have lost their loved ones in this mishap. I express my heartfelt sympathies with them and pray for eternal peace to the departed souls. I also wish a speedy recovery for the injured,” External link

greaterkashmir Monday, April 1, 2019 8:57:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari urged : “The Governor led administration must go for some tangible measures to prevent such frequent heart wrenching mishaps in the state especially in border districts,” External link

greaterkashmir Monday, April 1, 2019 8:57:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari asked : “People have not even forgotten being promised to make the parliament a forum for representing the Kashmir issue at the national level’. But what they did in the Parliament later?” External link

greaterkashmir Saturday, March 23, 2019 1:40:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari asked : “People have not even forgotten being promised to ‘make the parliament a forum for representing the Kashmir issue at the national level’. But what they did in the Parliament later?” External link

greaterkashmir Friday, March 22, 2019 4:07:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “I express my heartfelt sympathies with the bereaved family and pray for eternal peace to the departed soul,” External link

greaterkashmir Wednesday, March 20, 2019 2:11:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “In a democratic set-up we live in, the police must follow proper arrest proceduresincluding documenting the arrest, notifying family members, conducting medical examinations, and producing the suspect before a magistrate within 24 hours as has been directed by the Supreme Court,” External link

greaterkashmir Wednesday, March 20, 2019 2:11:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : "Since there was no degree college available from Budgam upto Chadooora area catering to the upper belt of Amirkadal constituency, i had proposed a new college at this location keeping in view the hardships faced by the student community," External link

greaterkashmir Tuesday, March 5, 2019 1:24:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “I express my heartfelt sympathy and solidarity with the parents whose children have sustained grievous injuries in the incident,” External link

risingkashmir Wednesday, February 13, 2019 11:26:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “I condemn Wednesday’s blast in the strongest terms,” External link

risingkashmir Wednesday, February 13, 2019 11:26:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “Sustaining fatal injuries by the children who were studying for a better future is appalling,” “Such incidents that affect Kashmiri children’s life and education show disregard for fundamental principles of humanity. No cause can justify these incidents,” External link

risingkashmir Wednesday, February 13, 2019 11:26:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari observed : “I don’t think the authorities manning National Highway can facilitate its smooth opening very soon. The bad weather conditions coupled with frequent landslides and shooting stones have created difficulties for them to keep it open for smooth vehicular traffic. So in such a situation the administration must come up with a robust plan to deal with the crisis of stranded passengers and shortage of ration,” External link

greaterkashmir Sunday, February 10, 2019 12:26:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “I express solidarity with the bereaved families who have lost their near and dear ones in these incidents and pray for eternal peace for the departed souls. I also wish a speedy recovery of the policemen who were rescued from the avalanche hit post on Friday,” External link

risingkashmir Saturday, February 9, 2019 10:31:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “The notification issued by the Governor led administration on January 25, 2019 has justified its decision taken in the public interest. But my question is how can an anti-people decision be taken under the garb of public interest?” External link

risingkashmir Saturday, January 26, 2019 10:32:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari remarked : “The Zero Stamp duty decision was taken by the cabinet to improve the socio-economic condition of females in Jammu and Kashmir and the same was applauded by one and all in the country,” External link

risingkashmir Saturday, January 26, 2019 10:32:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “I pray for eternal peace to the departed souls and speedy recovery to those who sustained injuries in this accident,” External link

greaterkashmir Friday, January 25, 2019 1:28:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “With his assent to the J&K reservation (amendment) bill 2014 providing reservation to Pahari community in government jobs, the governor has fulfilled a long-pending demand of this tribe in the state for which the present dispensation deserves accolades,” External link

greaterkashmir Friday, January 25, 2019 1:28:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari observed ( about Amendment Bill ) : “With his assent to the J&K Reservation (Amendment) Bill, 2014 providing reservation to Pahari community in Government jobs, the Governor has fulfilled a long pending demand of this tribe in the state for which the present dispensation deserves accolades,” External link

risingkashmir Thursday, January 24, 2019 10:08:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari added : “I also pray for the eternal peace to the departed souls and speedy recovery to those who sustained injuries in this tragic road accident,” External link

greaterkashmir Thursday, January 24, 2019 3:14:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “I whole heartedly welcome Raj Nath Ji’s statement made at Attari joint check-post in which he has desired an atmosphere of peace and mutual trust wherein the two neighboring countries can live in peaceful co-existence,” External link

risingkashmir Thursday, January 24, 2019 12:52:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “I strongly condemn this unfortunate incident in which our four photojournalists are reported to have sustained pellet injuries today at Shopian,” External link

greaterkashmir Wednesday, January 23, 2019 1:20:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “It has been a long association with PDP, especially with its founder Late Mufti Mohammad Sayeed. My association with this party has been enriching in many ways. It not only gave me a chance to work for my constituency, but provided me an opportunity to contribute my bit in the development across the nook and corner of the state,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, January 20, 2019 6:27:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “I am happy for this decision of the party as my conscience is clean and I never compromised on my principles. I wish the J&K PDP all the very best!” External link

greaterkashmir Sunday, January 20, 2019 12:49:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “Today, I feel relieved from a huge burden. My continuation in the PDP was against my conscience,” “I welcome party’s decisionthey have freed me cage today” External link

greaterkashmir Sunday, January 20, 2019 12:49:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “It not only gave me a chance to work for my constituency but provided me an opportunity to contribute my bit in the development across the nook and corner of the state,” External link

greaterkashmir Sunday, January 20, 2019 12:49:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “Power and position have never been an allurement for me as the history bears a testimony to that fact. During this brief stint of my active politics I also got a chance to witness the downfall of so called popular leaders and rise of those who were hitherto unknown in the arena of politics,” External link

greaterkashmir Sunday, January 20, 2019 12:49:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “My conscience has been freed from the burden, which it was carrying for being part of PDP. I welcome the party’s decision to free me. It feels like I have been freed from a prison” External link

risingkashmir Saturday, January 19, 2019 10:38:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “I have been working for the people and will continue to do so and soon let everybody know which way I opt for,” External link

risingkashmir Saturday, January 19, 2019 10:38:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “An atmosphere of infighting, pulling each other down and continuous backbiting had developed inside PDP,” “The aspirations of the people who had voted PDP to power were put on the backburner. And when the leaders indulge in fighting and conspiring against each other then how can the demands and aspirations of the people be taken up” External link

risingkashmir Sunday, January 13, 2019 10:53:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “Be it PDP-Congress, NC-Congress or PDP-BJP coalition governments, all these equations undermined accountability as interests and expectations of the people, particularly voters of either of the coalition partners, were not addressed,” External link

greaterkashmir Wednesday, January 9, 2019 12:29:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “Kashmir has suffered a lot because of coalition politics, starting 2002. A coalition government is actually less democratic as small parties barter their support for concessions from the main group. A party with little popular support is able to impose its policies upon the majority through political blackmail,” External link

thehindu Tuesday, January 8, 2019 11:52:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “Kashmir has suffered a lot because of coalition politics, starting 2002. A coalition government is actually less democratic as small parties barter their support for concessions from the main group. A party with little popular support is able to impose its policies upon the majority through political blackmail,” External link

Hindu Tuesday, January 8, 2019 11:33:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : "I personally believe that Kashmir has suffered a lot because of coalition politics that started since 2002. The results of coming assembly elections shall have a huge bearing on the stability and all round development of the state," External link

business-standard Tuesday, January 8, 2019 6:35:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “I personally believe that Kashmir has suffered a lot because of coalition politics that started since 2002. The results of coming assembly elections shall have a huge bearing on the stability and all-round development of the State,” External link

risingkashmir Tuesday, January 8, 2019 2:04:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “The administration must also issue advisories in this regard and convene frequent awareness campaigns using different means of communication,” External link

greaterkashmir Saturday, January 5, 2019 1:07:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “I extend my heartfelt sympathies to the fire affected families and solicit personal intervention of the J&K Governor for ensuring distribution of adequate ex-gratia compensation to the victims of this tragedy,” External link

greaterkashmir Friday, January 4, 2019 12:31:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “I extend my heartfelt sympathies to the fire affected families and solicit personal intervention of the Honb’le Governor for ensuring distribution of adequate ex-gratia compensation to the victims of this tragedy,” External link

risingkashmir Thursday, January 3, 2019 10:42:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “So logically, if a university has to be established it must be headquartered at Kargil. The government should not unnecessarily create a discord between the regions,” External link

greaterkashmir Thursday, December 20, 2018 12:43:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : "Violence begets violence, and any such outrageous incident not only adds to the alienation among people but also results in colossal damages to the efforts to restore peace and stability in the conflict-ridden region," External link

firstpost Saturday, December 15, 2018 5:47:00 PM EAT



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Altaf Bukhari

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Altaf Bukhari said : “This senseless carnage is highly reprehensible which has no place in a civilized society. Just after a day when two labourers were killed in Srinagar and Pulwama, this heart-wrenching incident from Kulgam has once again sent waves of fear and panic among the non-local residents,” External link

greaterkashmir Monday, October 18, 2021 3:07:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “These vicious forces who desire to disturb peace in J&K actually live on fear-mongering. There exists no legitimacy for this outrageous killing spree where innocent, defenceless labourers are target killed. Apni Party strongly condemns these shameful & inhumane attacks as these brutal forces have no respect for the sanctity of life,” External link

greaterkashmir Monday, October 18, 2021 3:07:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “The people of J&K have the same rights as the rest of the citizens in the country. Having a popular government is an inalienable right of the people which is enshrined in the constitution. The Central government must initiate the political process in J&K without any further delay so that a democratically-elected government replaces the current bureaucratic setup,” External link

greaterkashmir Thursday, October 14, 2021 11:53:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “We should not lose our temper, particularly in the present tumultuous situation. The whole society across Jammu and Kashmir is in total shock because of the spate of civilian killings and we cannot afford to contribute in deteriorating this situation any further,” External link

greaterkashmir Friday, October 8, 2021 11:09:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : "I pose a serious question to myself, how can I convince a Kashmiri Pandit, living in Jagti (migrants camp) to come back to Srinagar when we could not save Mr Bindroo, who did more human service then anyone of us living in Srinagar," External link

thehindu Thursday, October 7, 2021 3:43:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari asked : “There are no words to condemn these killings. Our heads hang in shame. Mr. Bindroo never left his homeland even in the worst of turmoil and had continued to make the life saving drugs available to humanity in this part of the world. Is this how he has been repaid for his public services?” External link

greaterkashmir Wednesday, October 6, 2021 12:08:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “What logic can be given to the children who lost their breadwinner father in this senseless bloodshed? No words can deliver solace to them and nothing can bring back their loved ones,” External link

greaterkashmir Wednesday, October 6, 2021 12:08:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “It will prove highly detrimental to the rights and interests of J&K medical students and would jeopardise their legitimate rights. It will also decrease the number of local doctors considerably in the local institutions, which will drastically increase the unemployment among doctors in J&K,” External link

thehindu Thursday, September 30, 2021 5:26:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “It will prove highly detrimental to the rights and interests of J&K medical students and would jeopardise their legitimate rights. It will also decrease the number of local doctors considerably in the local institutions, which will drastically increase the unemployment among doctors in J&K,” External link

Hindu Thursday, September 30, 2021 4:51:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said ( about Solutions ) : “Solutions to J&K’s problems lie at New Delhi, not Islamabad or London. Delhi’s invitation is a welcome development,” “This is a chance to restore statehood,” External link

timesofindia Saturday, June 19, 2021 11:43:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said ( about Mehbooba Mufti ) : “Ms. Mufti has called a meeting of the party's Political Affairs Committee (PAC) on Sunday to take a final call on the proposed meeting,” External link

Hindu Saturday, June 19, 2021 7:38:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : "Delhi’s invitation to J&K’s political parties is a welcome development," External link

timesofindia Saturday, June 19, 2021 6:06:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said ( about Mehbooba Mufti ) : “Ms. Mufti has called a meeting of the PDP’s political affairs committee on Sunday to take a final call on the proposed meeting,” External link

Hindu Saturday, June 19, 2021 4:26:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “Violence has never been a solution but a huge impediment in peace and progress of any society. Extremist forces are only adding to the sufferings of people. Regardless of any political, ideological or religious motivations, violence in any of its manifestations is unacceptable,” External link

greaterkashmir Sunday, June 13, 2021 12:21:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “Not only a generation of humans has been lost to this barbaric mode of communication but forces inimical to peace have also wreaked havoc to the socio-economic conditions of the people during the last over three decades,” External link

greaterkashmir Sunday, June 13, 2021 12:21:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “Apni Party stands in solidarity with the families of slain cops and civilians in this hard and pressing time. We also wish speedy recovery of the injured and urge the government to facilitate their best treatment available at an earliest,” External link

greaterkashmir Sunday, June 13, 2021 12:21:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “Violence has never been a solution but a huge impediment in peace and progress of any society. Extremist forces are only adding to the suffering of people. Regardless of any political, ideological or religious motivationsviolence in any of its manifestations is unacceptable,” External link

outlookindia Saturday, June 12, 2021 3:49:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “It depicts an appalling picture of the level of mental stress and trauma of the families whose salaries have been withheld by an apathetic bureaucratic set-up even in the pressing times of the COVID-19 pandemic. I hope the incident acts as an eye-opener and a wake-up call for the government,” External link

Hindu Sunday, May 30, 2021 5:51:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said ( about Manoj Sinha ) : “I appeal to Lt Governor Manoj Sinha to impress upon all the administrative departments to make their field offices responsive and citizen friendly,” External link

greaterkashmir Wednesday, March 31, 2021 1:11:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “Our demand is to hold Assembly elections as soon as possible. This is the pledge the Apni Party is taking on the eve of the first foundation of the party,” External link

Hindu Tuesday, March 9, 2021 1:00:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari told : “We have pledged to ourselves what we said on our day of launch that restoration of statehood is our priority and holding of assembly elections. We demand that the statehood should be restored immediately and elections held as soon as possible,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, March 8, 2021 5:38:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari told : "I am not a dream merchant. We only talk about achievable things. Our priority is restoration of statehood to Jammu and Kashmir and holding of early assembly elections only," External link

timesofindia Monday, March 8, 2021 2:57:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : "When we learnt that only class four jobs have been reserved for domiciles of Jammu and Kashmir, we met the Prime Minister and home minister. The next day all the jobs were reserved for domiciles of Jammu and Kashmir," External link

timesofindia Monday, March 8, 2021 2:57:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “Apni Party has pledged to shun hollow slogans and work at the grass root level for the betterment of people,” External link

greaterkashmir Friday, February 5, 2021 2:18:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari noted : “The government must review its decision and lift the ban on high-speed mobile internet so that people can avail the benefits of modern-day data and telecommunication facilities like other citizens of the country. Continuing with this unjustified ban based on unfounded security concerns should be done away with,” External link

expressindia Tuesday, January 26, 2021 7:53:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “Restoration of statehood is the first and foremost demand of the people of J&K who are eagerly waiting for its fulfilment. Statehood is a reference to the glorious past and a privilege for solidification of the idea of pluralism and respectful coexistence in J&K like any other State,” External link

thehindu Monday, January 25, 2021 8:11:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “Restoration of statehood is the first and foremost demand of the people of J&K who are eagerly waiting for its fulfilment. Statehood is a reference to the glorious past and a privilege for solidification of the idea of pluralism and respectful coexistence in J&K like any other State,” External link

Hindu Monday, January 25, 2021 6:54:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari remarked : “This development has happened sooner than even what we had thought. This whole political exercise carried out by the PAGD signatories was a pretence and façade to drain the sentiments of people and use them for their electoral numbers. Time has come when the NC and PDP leadership should go for serious introspection and shun further exploitation of the public,” External link

greaterkashmir Wednesday, January 20, 2021 2:03:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “We founded Apni Party to bring both regions (Jammu and Kashmir) together after politics came to a standstill and statehood of J&K was snatched… The two regions have the same demands — restoration of statehood, protection to land and jobs, and development” External link

timesofindia Sunday, January 17, 2021 10:39:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “We met PM Modi ji, Home Minister Amit Shah ji and discussed a 17-point agenda [last year]. Today, we urge them to fulfil the promise they made on the floor of the House,” External link

Hindu Tuesday, January 12, 2021 9:23:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “They [political parties] have come under one umbrella for their political survival. They have not united for the people’s cause, but for their political motives. It was only the Apni Party which stood firmly for the people and demanded restoration of statehood, protection to land and jobs. All other political parties are trying to mislead the people for their political gains and they will not succeed since people have understood their tactics,” External link

Hindu Tuesday, January 12, 2021 9:23:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “Nothing is good on the ground. The administration is defunct. There is no development taking place. Let a team assess the ground situation beyond the computerised representations,” External link

Hindu Tuesday, January 12, 2021 9:23:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “PAGD leaders had created a smokescreen for the public to mislead them. They are now exposed” External link

timesofindia Monday, January 11, 2021 11:13:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “On the contrary, JKAP had contested elections promising development, restoration of statehood, employment, protection of land and jobs for locals in J&K. We never played divisive politics. We want unity in J&K and brotherhood among communities for a prosperous society,” External link

timesofindia Monday, January 11, 2021 11:13:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari told : "The other political parties made attempts to sabotage our identity and also went ahead in claiming that the elections were for restoration of Article 370," External link

timesofindia Monday, December 28, 2020 5:45:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : "You can well imagine, a baby party fighting old and strong regional parties jointly," External link

newindianexpress Wednesday, December 23, 2020 3:35:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari observed ( about Madan Lal ) : "I am grieved over the passing away of Madan Lal Ji--a leader who had dedicated his whole life for the service of public welfare. As a minister also, he was accessible to the people especially to his electorate," External link

timesofindia Wednesday, December 23, 2020 2:07:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “But on the contrary vote is a solution to a lot of our issues and it has nothing to do with the basic issue,” External link

outlookindia Tuesday, December 15, 2020 10:19:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “There is no challenge for us from the alliance” External link

timesofindia Tuesday, December 15, 2020 9:42:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “We will ensure that there is no injustice done with any region or district. If any discrimination is found, I will raise my voice,” External link

timesofindia Tuesday, December 15, 2020 9:42:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “the ongoing polls should not be mixed up with the larger political problem of Kashmir” External link

thehindu Tuesday, December 15, 2020 8:25:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “Participation of transporters, traders, hoteliers, houseboat owners etc. in the rally is a clear message that people don’t want politics of deceit,” External link

thehindu Tuesday, December 15, 2020 8:25:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “the ongoing polls should not be mixed up with the larger political problem of Kashmir” External link

Hindu Tuesday, December 15, 2020 6:59:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “Participation of transporters, traders, hoteliers, houseboat owners etc. in the rally is a clear message that people don’t want politics of deceit,” External link

Hindu Tuesday, December 15, 2020 6:59:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : "Now its a time for politics of truth which is the aim of Apni Party. If we do not tell truth to our people then what answer we give to God. We will not give slogans but say what is achievable," External link

irishsun Tuesday, December 15, 2020 2:08:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari added : “From day one our party’s stand has been very clear on these vital issues. People should understand that our constitutionally guaranteed rights have been taken away long back and whatever was left, was snatched on August 5, 2019, when Articles 370 and 35-A were abrogated. Apni Party will continue its fight for the rights of people and will resist any move that is against the interests of residents of J&K,” External link

outlookindia Tuesday, October 27, 2020 2:41:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “The religious festivals unite people of one community with another and this coexistence has centuries old traditions of cultural exchange in Jammu and Kashmir,” External link

greaterkashmir Sunday, October 25, 2020 10:58:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari remarked : “While I welcome the union home minister’s statement, I would like to remind the union government not to keep this critical issue in political limbo for a long time in view of the sufferings of residents of J&K and the undeniable governance chaos,” External link

risingkashmir Monday, October 19, 2020 11:18:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari remarked : “While I welcome the union home minister’s statement, I would like to remind the union government not to keep this critical issue in political limbo for a long time in view of the sufferings of residents of J&K and the undeniable governance chaos,” External link

risingkashmir Monday, October 19, 2020 11:18:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari remarked : “I on behalf of my entire Party felicitate the students of J&K who have made their families, teachers and trouble-torn society proud with their success at the national level,” External link

risingkashmir Saturday, October 17, 2020 11:10:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari observed : "Despite being from the humble background and facing an uncertain situation, J&K's youth have achieved this success substantiating the fact that if provided with a conducive atmosphere, our youth can do wonders," External link

risingkashmir Saturday, October 17, 2020 11:10:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari remarked : “I on behalf of my entire Party felicitate the students of J&K who have made their families, teachers and trouble-torn society proud with their success at the national level,” External link

risingkashmir Saturday, October 17, 2020 11:10:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari observed : "Despite being from the humble background and facing an uncertain situation, J&K's youth have achieved this success substantiating the fact that if provided with a conducive atmosphere, our youth can do wonders," External link

risingkashmir Saturday, October 17, 2020 11:10:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari observed : “It has been our consistent demand that all the political activists and leaders be released to ease up the sufferings of people. Their release is imperative in view of the fast spreading COVID-19 pandemic that prevents their families, in most of the cases, to visit them in jails outside J&K,” External link

risingkashmir Wednesday, October 14, 2020 11:06:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari observed : “It has been our consistent demand that all the political activists and leaders be released to ease up the sufferings of people. Their release is imperative in view of the fast spreading COVID-19 pandemic that prevents their families, in most of the cases, to visit them in jails outside J&K,” External link

risingkashmir Wednesday, October 14, 2020 11:06:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “Like any other part of the civilized world, the women in J&K have a lead role to play and can become a catalyst of change, right from their homes upto the government level,” External link

risingkashmir Saturday, October 3, 2020 11:08:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari remarked : “The government must take all the requisite initiatives to encourage women to pursue academics and make their presence felt everywhere,” External link

risingkashmir Saturday, October 3, 2020 11:08:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “Like any other part of the civilized world, the women in J&K have a lead role to play and can become a catalyst of change, right from their homes upto the government level,” External link

risingkashmir Saturday, October 3, 2020 11:08:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari remarked : “The government must take all the requisite initiatives to encourage women to pursue academics and make their presence felt everywhere,” External link

risingkashmir Saturday, October 3, 2020 11:08:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari observed : “I am shocked beyond words. The death of a young journalist is not an irreparable loss for the family or the press/media house in which he or she works but for the society as a whole,” External link

risingkashmir Friday, October 2, 2020 6:50:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “May Javid find a place in Jannat and his loved ones find strength at this difficult time. I pray to Almighty Allah to give courage to the bereaved family, relatives, his colleagues in Rising Kashmir and friends in the media in particular to bear this huge loss,” External link

risingkashmir Friday, October 2, 2020 6:50:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari observed : “I am shocked beyond words. The death of a young journalist is not an irreparable loss for the family or the press/media house in which he or she works but for the society as a whole,” External link

risingkashmir Friday, October 2, 2020 6:50:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “May Javid find a place in Jannat and his loved ones find strength at this difficult time. I pray to Almighty Allah to give courage to the bereaved family, relatives, his colleagues in Rising Kashmir and friends in the media in particular to bear this huge loss,” External link

risingkashmir Friday, October 2, 2020 6:50:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari observed : “Since the police has now confirmed that those killed in Shopian encounter were the three missing labourers from Rajouri district, the government of India must disburse adequate solatium in addition to the government jobs to the victim families in light of the Supreme Court rulings and ensure that a stern action is taken against the culprits,” External link

risingkashmir Friday, September 25, 2020 10:03:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari remarked : “It is not about the monetary relief but an assurance of accountability and punishment to the guilty is what can provide a sigh of relief to the victim families and ensure that justice is done,” External link

risingkashmir Friday, September 25, 2020 10:03:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari observed : “Since the police has now confirmed that those killed in Shopian encounter were the three missing labourers from Rajouri district, the government of India must disburse adequate solatium in addition to the government jobs to the victim families in light of the Supreme Court rulings and ensure that a stern action is taken against the culprits,” External link

risingkashmir Friday, September 25, 2020 10:03:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari remarked : “It is not about the monetary relief but an assurance of accountability and punishment to the guilty is what can provide a sigh of relief to the victim families and ensure that justice is done,” External link

risingkashmir Friday, September 25, 2020 10:03:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari observed : “Since there is no elected government in place, the problems faced by the people especially those related to the unemployment of educated youth in J&K have a serious and negative impact on the overall psyche of citizens. This alarming situation needs an immediate redressal,” External link

risingkashmir Thursday, September 24, 2020 11:18:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari observed : “J&K’s disillusioned youth need a fresh start! The idea is to help build a working trust by addressing important issues which includes redressal of mounting unemployment. Our youth is talented and they just need a hand holding to prove their mettle,” External link

risingkashmir Thursday, September 24, 2020 11:18:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari observed : “Since there is no elected government in place, the problems faced by the people especially those related to the unemployment of educated youth in J&K have a serious and negative impact on the overall psyche of citizens. This alarming situation needs an immediate redressal,” External link

risingkashmir Thursday, September 24, 2020 11:18:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari observed : “J&K’s disillusioned youth need a fresh start! The idea is to help build a working trust by addressing important issues which includes redressal of mounting unemployment. Our youth is talented and they just need a hand holding to prove their mettle,” External link

risingkashmir Thursday, September 24, 2020 11:18:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari remarked : “Such acts of violence can never achieve anything except for bringing more miseries to the people,” External link

outlookindia Thursday, September 24, 2020 9:23:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari remarked : “Violence in any of its form and manifestations will beget violence and this vicious cycle needs an end so that the people of J&K who have suffered a lot in the last many decades live in peace and harmony,” External link

outlookindia Thursday, September 24, 2020 9:23:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari remarked : “Since the Lt. Governor has announced this package today, we will go through it before making some opinion. However, according to estimates made by the chambers of commerce and industry, J&K has witnessed a loss of over 40,000 Crores since August last year. The government of India needs to keep this whooping loss into consideration if it is serious in revival of our ailing economy,” External link

risingkashmir Saturday, September 19, 2020 11:09:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “The joining of all these veterans reflect the rising acceptability and credibility of the Apni Party agenda among the people. I am sure our party will gain from their vast experiences and their joining will further boost our cadres on the ground,” External link

risingkashmir Saturday, September 19, 2020 11:09:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “J&K needs a bigger heart if we want to revive its economy. We have suffered a loss of not less than Rs 40,000 crores, and Rs 1,350 crore economic package is a drop in the ocean but something is better than nothing,” External link

news-yahoo-in Saturday, September 19, 2020 2:09:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari asked : “Businessmen, traders, shopkeepers and nomadic families are not being allowed to travel on these roads. Sinthan road provides an alternate route to the people of the entire Jammu province to reach Srinagar without facing the frequent emergency situations on Srinagar-Jammu National Highway. One fails to understand under which laws and COVID-19 guidelines, the travel on this vital road has been barred by the district administration?” External link

risingkashmir Saturday, September 12, 2020 11:49:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari asked : “Businessmen, traders, shopkeepers and nomadic families are not being allowed to travel on these roads. Sinthan road provides an alternate route to the people of the entire Jammu province to reach Srinagar without facing the frequent emergency situations on Srinagar-Jammu National Highway. One fails to understand under which laws and COVID-19 guidelines, the travel on this vital road has been barred by the district administration?” External link

risingkashmir Saturday, September 12, 2020 11:49:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “The government should support the business community, traders, small shopkeepers, people associated with the tourism industry, industrialists and the farmers, with an economic package to revive the shattered economy. It will help to infuse new life to the sinking market and generate employment opportunities,” External link

risingkashmir Thursday, September 3, 2020 10:51:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “The government should support the business community, traders, small shopkeepers, people associated with the tourism industry, industrialists and the farmers, with an economic package to revive the shattered economy. It will help to infuse new life to the sinking market and generate employment opportunities,” External link

risingkashmir Thursday, September 3, 2020 10:51:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari observed ( about Pranab Mukherjee ) : “Among his innumerable attributes, Pranab Da was known for his contribution as the finance minister. As an astute administrator he left indelible marks which will go down in the annals of history,” External link

risingkashmir Tuesday, September 1, 2020 11:29:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari observed ( about Pranab Mukherjee ) : “Among his innumerable attributes, Pranab Da was known for his contribution as the finance minister. As an astute administrator he left indelible marks which will go down in the annals of history,” External link

risingkashmir Tuesday, September 1, 2020 11:29:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “While the discipline shown by the mourners to follow the COVID-19 protocol across J&K is extremely laudable, it seems the government has decided not only to alienate but humiliate the people by imposing unwarranted restrictions on such religious gatherings,” External link

outlookindia Sunday, August 30, 2020 7:03:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari remarked : “While freeing the banks of River Jhelum from any unwanted structures is paramount in view of the flood threats but at the same time you cannot expose thousands of poor families to the vagaries of weather without having a blueprint for their suitable rehabilitation. The government must identify a land pool where the displaced families can be provided with shelter and other basic amenities before they are evicted from their present locations,” External link

risingkashmir Thursday, August 13, 2020 12:31:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari remarked : “While freeing the banks of River Jhelum from any unwanted structures is paramount in view of the flood threats but at the same time you cannot expose thousands of poor families to the vagaries of weather without having a blueprint for their suitable rehabilitation. The government must identify a land pool where the displaced families can be provided with shelter and other basic amenities before they are evicted from their present locations,” External link

risingkashmir Thursday, August 13, 2020 12:31:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “Killing an unarmed grass root level social activist is a dastardly act which can never be acceptable to any civilized society,” External link

risingkashmir Friday, August 7, 2020 12:12:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “Killing an unarmed grass root level social activist is a dastardly act which can never be acceptable to any civilized society,” External link

risingkashmir Friday, August 7, 2020 12:12:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “Today’s cowardly attack on a grassroots level representative has added to the fear psychosis among the Panchayat representatives and other political activists who witnessed three such attacks in the last 10 days,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, August 6, 2020 9:37:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “We were promised that abrogation of Article 370 would bring massive development, employment opportunities, industrialization, and an influx of tourists. One year down the line, nothing has happened,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, August 6, 2020 4:33:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “Eid gives us the message of love, unity and brotherhood. Sharing happiness increases them. Extending help to the poor and needy will also usher happiness in their lives. In view of COVID-19 pandemic, I appeal the people to observe this festival with utmost caution and abide by the social and health protocols of COVID-19 so as to stem the spread of this deadly disease” External link

risingkashmir Saturday, August 1, 2020 12:41:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “Eid gives us the message of love, unity and brotherhood. Sharing happiness increases them. Extending help to the poor and needy will also usher happiness in their lives. In view of COVID-19 pandemic, I appeal the people to observe this festival with utmost caution and abide by the social and health protocols of COVID-19 so as to stem the spread of this deadly disease” External link

risingkashmir Thursday, July 30, 2020 11:17:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “Eid gives us the message of love, unity and brotherhood. Sharing happiness increases them. Extending help to the poor and needy will also usher happiness in their lives. In view of COVID-19 pandemic, I appeal the people to observe this festival with utmost caution and abide by the social and health protocols of COVID-19 so as to stem the spread of this deadly disease” External link

risingkashmir Thursday, July 30, 2020 11:17:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “The situation in J&K has reached a stage where the people have virtually lost trust in the institution of governance and political process. Lack of responsiveness in the government offices has added to the existing levels of alienation and discontentment,” External link

Hindu Wednesday, July 22, 2020 4:06:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “JKAP reiterates its demand and reminds the Country’s leadership of its promise on J&K’s Statehood. People are anxiously waiting for the announcement of this decision and sooner the better,” External link

risingkashmir Wednesday, July 22, 2020 2:29:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “Almost all the shopkeepers, traders, and other small, medium and big business units including private schools have been badly hit since August last year and the COVID-19 pandemic has grossly added to their woes. Deferring the payment of electricity and water usage charges would be injustice with them. We demand that these charges should be waived off for the commercial sector in view of the prevailing circumstances,” External link

risingkashmir Wednesday, July 22, 2020 2:29:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “JKAP reiterates its demand and reminds the Country’s leadership of its promise on J&K’s Statehood. People are anxiously waiting for the announcement of this decision and sooner the better,” External link

risingkashmir Wednesday, July 22, 2020 2:29:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “Almost all the shopkeepers, traders, and other small, medium and big business units including private schools have been badly hit since August last year and the COVID-19 pandemic has grossly added to their woes. Deferring the payment of electricity and water usage charges would be injustice with them. We demand that these charges should be waived off for the commercial sector in view of the prevailing circumstances,” External link

risingkashmir Wednesday, July 22, 2020 2:29:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “Around 20,000 medical assistants in J&K are well trained in pharmacy who were eligible for pharmacy licenses under JK Pharmacy Act prior to August 4, 2019 but have now unfortunately been excluded by the pharmacy council of India. This is a sheer discrimination with this bright and promising lot of professionals,” External link

risingkashmir Friday, July 17, 2020 10:45:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “Discrimination with medical assistants who have completed their three years courses (including one year of training) duly recognized under JK Pharmacy Act is unjustifiable and the issue needs to be addressed on a priority basis,” External link

risingkashmir Friday, July 17, 2020 10:45:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “The candidates from J&K had opted for medical assistant courses conscientiously to make careers in pharmacy after completion of their courses successfully. However, the replacement of the J&K Pharmacy Act with central pharmacy law has shattered their dreams of earning a dignified livelihood,” External link

risingkashmir Friday, July 17, 2020 10:45:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “The Government of India should go for a one-time relaxation for those medical assistants who have completed their training prior to August 4, 2019 and chalk out a policy for their absorption in the government sector,” External link

risingkashmir Friday, July 17, 2020 10:45:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “Around 20,000 medical assistants in J&K are well trained in pharmacy who were eligible for pharmacy licenses under JK Pharmacy Act prior to August 4, 2019 but have now unfortunately been excluded by the pharmacy council of India. This is a sheer discrimination with this bright and promising lot of professionals,” External link

risingkashmir Friday, July 17, 2020 10:45:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “Discrimination with medical assistants who have completed their three years courses (including one year of training) duly recognized under JK Pharmacy Act is unjustifiable and the issue needs to be addressed on a priority basis,” External link

risingkashmir Friday, July 17, 2020 10:45:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “The candidates from J&K had opted for medical assistant courses conscientiously to make careers in pharmacy after completion of their courses successfully. However, the replacement of the J&K Pharmacy Act with central pharmacy law has shattered their dreams of earning a dignified livelihood,” External link

risingkashmir Friday, July 17, 2020 10:45:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “The Government of India should go for a one-time relaxation for those medical assistants who have completed their training prior to August 4, 2019 and chalk out a policy for their absorption in the government sector,” External link

risingkashmir Friday, July 17, 2020 10:45:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “The government of India should go for a one-time relaxation for those medical assistants who have completed their training prior to August 4, 2019 and chalk out a policy for their absorption in the government sector,” External link

risingkashmir Friday, July 17, 2020 1:08:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “The government of India should go for a one-time relaxation for those medical assistants who have completed their training prior to August 4, 2019 and chalk out a policy for their absorption in the government sector,” External link

risingkashmir Friday, July 17, 2020 1:08:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “The relevance of these sacrifices will remain the same for the times to come,” External link

Hindu Wednesday, July 15, 2020 2:33:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari observed : “Putting curbs on the visit of political parties to martyrs’ graveyard for paying homage to our heroes who laid down their precious lives against autocracy and oppression is unjustifiable,” External link

risingkashmir Tuesday, July 14, 2020 2:33:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari observed : “Putting curbs on the visit of political parties to martyrs’ graveyard for paying homage to our heroes who laid down their precious lives against autocracy and oppression is unjustifiable,” External link

risingkashmir Tuesday, July 14, 2020 2:33:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “The local quarry owners at Athwajan, Pantha Chowk, Zewan, Khanmoh in Srinagar and Kathua, Samba, Akhnoor, Reasi, Doda, Kishtwar in Jammu division should be allowed to go for extraction and lifting of raw material on a short-term permit basis and similarly in Baramulla, Kupwara, Budgam, Bandipora, Ganderbal, and Anantnag rural areas, Panchayats should be authorised to allow lifting and extraction of raw material in their respective areas,” External link

risingkashmir Sunday, July 5, 2020 12:20:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “In Kashmir division the stone crusher units set up in industrial areas are being asked for NOCs from Flood and Irrigation and Fisheries departments likewise in Jammu the stone crusher units are not being allowed to extract raw material within their vicinities. With the result these unit holders have been rendered defunct and are not in a position to repay their loans,” External link

risingkashmir Sunday, July 5, 2020 12:20:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari observed : “It is highly unfortunate that the government seems hell-bent to destroy the careers of J&K youth by issuing provocative and contentious orders, day in and day out,” External link

risingkashmir Friday, June 26, 2020 12:22:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari observed : “The youth of J&K not only feel ditched by the present dispensation but seem to be genuine in nurturing apprehensions about double standards and contradictions in government of India’s approach towards people of J&K,” External link

risingkashmir Friday, June 26, 2020 12:22:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari observed : “It is highly unfortunate that the government seems hell-bent to destroy the careers of J&K youth by issuing provocative and contentious orders, day in and day out,” External link

risingkashmir Friday, June 26, 2020 12:22:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari observed : “The youth of J&K not only feel ditched by the present dispensation but seem to be genuine in nurturing apprehensions about double standards and contradictions in government of India’s approach towards people of J&K,” External link

risingkashmir Friday, June 26, 2020 12:22:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “JKAP expresses solidarity with all those qualified Hajj aspirants who were waiting to embark on this holy pilgrimage this year but could not visit holy sites because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Hajj Committee of India should at least provide some sigh of relief to the selected Hajj aspirants who are in a State of despair because of cancellation of Hajj pilgrimage this year,” External link

risingkashmir Tuesday, June 23, 2020 11:55:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “The Hajj committee should at least give an opportunity to the selected Hajj aspirants of this year who could not perform their obligatory ritual because of the natural crisis. Natural justice demands that this year’s qualified aspirants are deemed as selected for next year Hajj pilgrimage, if no other exigency warrants the otherwise,” External link

risingkashmir Tuesday, June 23, 2020 11:55:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “JKAP expresses solidarity with all those qualified Hajj aspirants who were waiting to embark on this holy pilgrimage this year but could not visit holy sites because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Hajj Committee of India should at least provide some sigh of relief to the selected Hajj aspirants who are in a State of despair because of cancellation of Hajj pilgrimage this year,” External link

risingkashmir Tuesday, June 23, 2020 11:55:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “The Hajj committee should at least give an opportunity to the selected Hajj aspirants of this year who could not perform their obligatory ritual because of the natural crisis. Natural justice demands that this year’s qualified aspirants are deemed as selected for next year Hajj pilgrimage, if no other exigency warrants the otherwise,” External link

risingkashmir Tuesday, June 23, 2020 11:55:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “The previous industrial policy was somehow safeguarding the interests of local entrepreneurs in tendering process and now flouting its provisions as per the whims of few bureaucrats, sitting in J&K civil secretariat or at Udyog Bhawan New Delhi, will prove highly detrimental to the interests of the people of J&K and the country,” External link

risingkashmir Sunday, June 21, 2020 12:20:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “The inevitable cost of achieving competitive efficiency which is being projected by the government cannot be applied to J&K unit holders who are not in a position to compete with their counterparts from the rest of the country,” External link

risingkashmir Sunday, June 21, 2020 12:20:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “There are over 200 unit holders across J&K, most of whom left their promising careers abroad just to serve their motherland by carving a niche in the industrial sector and generating employment for the local youth. Due to adverse government policies of the government these unit holders have now turned into a disillusioned lot who need a hand holding from the government of India,” External link

risingkashmir Sunday, June 21, 2020 12:20:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “The previous industrial policy was somehow safeguarding the interests of local entrepreneurs in tendering process and now flouting its provisions as per the whims of few bureaucrats, sitting in J&K civil secretariat or at Udyog Bhawan New Delhi, will prove highly detrimental to the interests of the people of J&K and the country,” External link

risingkashmir Sunday, June 21, 2020 12:20:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “The inevitable cost of achieving competitive efficiency which is being projected by the government cannot be applied to J&K unit holders who are not in a position to compete with their counterparts from the rest of the country,” External link

risingkashmir Sunday, June 21, 2020 12:20:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “There are over 200 unit holders across J&K, most of whom left their promising careers abroad just to serve their motherland by carving a niche in the industrial sector and generating employment for the local youth. Due to adverse government policies of the government these unit holders have now turned into a disillusioned lot who need a hand holding from the government of India,” External link

risingkashmir Sunday, June 21, 2020 12:20:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “If the J&K Bank is really an autonomous financial institution as argued by its counsel, how come, it accepted the State Administrative Council (SAC) decision that left the hopes of lakhs of aspirants in tatters and demoralized those promising candidates who put their blood and sweat in the exams for consecutive two years?” External link

risingkashmir Thursday, June 18, 2020 11:12:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “Even after conducting the examination in a very transparent and fair manner under Inter-Banking Personnel System (IBPS) for which the bank was lauded by the then Governor S P Malik, why did the Bank management accepted scrapping of its selection process ordered by new dispensation using a pretext of legal infirmities?” External link

risingkashmir Thursday, June 18, 2020 11:12:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “Everything comes with remedial measures. The present government should not make SAC decision a point of prestige and rectify its wrongs by declaring the results for the lakhs of aspirants who have pinned their expectations with the J&K Bank selection list,” External link

risingkashmir Thursday, June 18, 2020 11:12:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “Similarly, the old appointees beside the recruits under new recruitment policy would be governed by the hostile clauses of SRO 202 making all such employees non-transferable at least for five years. If this SRO 202 continues, these employees would not be promoted in the first five years of their services as well. This is unprecedented and no such rules exist anywhere in the country except for J&K. This dichotomy needs to be removed forthwith,” External link

risingkashmir Thursday, June 18, 2020 11:12:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “The youth of J&K not only feel ditched by the present dispensation but seem to be genuine in nurturing apprehensions about double standards and contradictions in government of India’s approach towards people of J&K,” External link

risingkashmir Thursday, June 18, 2020 11:12:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “The delay in their migration will have a cascading effect on the lives of the nomadic communities and their traditional businesses, which are closely aligned with the seasons and land use patterns of the regions,” External link

risingkashmir Tuesday, June 16, 2020 11:35:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “Amid this situation, halting OPD and non-emergency services especially in government hospitals in order to divert all its resources to combat COVID-19 is highly affecting thousands of patients across Jammu and Kashmir whose lives are in peril in absence of the requisite healthcare facilities,” External link

risingkashmir Saturday, June 13, 2020 11:19:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “Patients with scheduled surgical procedures and follow-up visits are undergoing an unimaginable crisisthe impact of which is compounded for patients needing hospitalised care. The perilous state in which cancer patients are forced to live without hospitalization would prove to be fatal for many. Similarly, travails of hundreds of patients of end stage renal disease who depend on haemodialysis are perilous in prevailing healthcare situation,” External link

risingkashmir Saturday, June 13, 2020 11:19:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “As per the medical experts, timely hospitalised care is much needed mostly for undernourished infants especially belonging to poor and BPL families who are suffering for want of routine check-ups, doctor consultation and access to medicines,” External link

risingkashmir Saturday, June 13, 2020 11:19:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “Killing an unarmed grass root social activist is a cowardly act which can never be acceptable in any civilized society,” External link

risingkashmir Monday, June 8, 2020 10:39:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari remarked : “Violence in any of its manifestations begets violence and this vicious cycle needs an end so that the people of J&K who have suffered a lot in the last many decades live in peace and harmony,” External link

risingkashmir Monday, June 8, 2020 7:31:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “Killing an unarmed grass root social activist is a cowardly act which can never be acceptable to any civilized society,” External link

risingkashmir Monday, June 8, 2020 7:31:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “To begin with, the government must go for interest subvention for the years 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 to agriculture, horticulture, tourism, hotel, and other industrial and business sectors of J&K and provide soft loans to them at least upto 30 percent of their investments,” External link

risingkashmir Saturday, June 6, 2020 10:39:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “Keeping in view an alarming rate of unemployment and other limited economic opportunities for J&K’s qualified unemployed youth, GoI should wholeheartedly support the industrial and other business sectors in J&K to mitigate the sufferings of its people,” External link

risingkashmir Saturday, June 6, 2020 10:39:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “To begin with the government must go for interest subvention for the years 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 to agriculture, horticulture, tourism, hotel, and other industrial and business sectors of J&K and provide soft loans to them at least upto 30 per cent of their investments,” External link

risingkashmir Saturday, June 6, 2020 2:39:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “To begin with the government must go for interest subvention for the years 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 to agriculture, horticulture, tourism, hotel, and other industrial and business sectors of J&K and provide soft loans to them at least upto 30 per cent of their investments,” External link

risingkashmir Saturday, June 6, 2020 2:39:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “In the new recruitment rules notified on 4 June 2020, the administration has incorporated SRO-202 clauses which are not only obsolete but brazenly, unconstitutional in nature. The five-year probation instead of two years with denial of increments is totally against the right to equality enjoyed by citizens across India except for the residents of J&K,” External link

risingkashmir Friday, June 5, 2020 10:57:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said ( about Commission ) : “It is highly disgusting that the present dispensation has continued with anti-youth SRO-202. Justice (Retd) Hanjura-led Law Commission had recommended to set these rules in tune and in line with Office Memorandum of Department of Personnel and Training, Government of India, and also to be in consonance with the evolved concept of justice and equality,” External link

risingkashmir Friday, June 5, 2020 10:57:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “In the new recruitment rules notified on 4 June 2020, the administration has incorporated SRO-202 clauses which are not only obsolete but brazenly, unconstitutional in nature. The five-year probation instead of two years with denial of increments is totally against the right to equality enjoyed by citizens across India except for the residents of J&K,” External link

risingkashmir Friday, June 5, 2020 10:57:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said ( about Commission ) : “It is highly disgusting that the present dispensation has continued with anti-youth SRO-202. Justice (Retd) Hanjura-led Law Commission had recommended to set these rules in tune and in line with Office Memorandum of Department of Personnel and Training, Government of India, and also to be in consonance with the evolved concept of justice and equality,” External link

risingkashmir Friday, June 5, 2020 10:57:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said ( about Mehbooba Mufti ) : “It has been our consistent demand that all the political activists and leaders including former chief minister Mehbooba be released to ease up the sufferings of people. Their release has assumed more significance in light of the prevailing pandemic that has incremented the sufferings of the people,” External link

risingkashmir Thursday, June 4, 2020 11:11:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said ( about Mehbooba Mufti ) : “It has been our consistent demand that all the political activists and leaders including former chief minister Mehbooba be released to ease up the sufferings of people. Their release has assumed more significance in light of the prevailing pandemic that has incremented the sufferings of the people,” External link

risingkashmir Thursday, June 4, 2020 11:11:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari observed ( about Mehbooba Mufti ) : “It has been our consistent demand that all the political activists and leaders including former chief minister Mehbooba Mufti should be released to ease up the sufferings of people. Their release has assumed more significance in light of the prevailing pandemic that has incremented the sufferings of people,” External link

risingkashmir Thursday, June 4, 2020 11:41:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari observed ( about Mehbooba Mufti ) : “It has been our consistent demand that all the political activists and leaders including former chief minister Mehbooba Mufti should be released to ease up the sufferings of people. Their release has assumed more significance in light of the prevailing pandemic that has incremented the sufferings of people,” External link

risingkashmir Thursday, June 4, 2020 11:41:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “Late Bhat was a noble soul who always worked tirelessly for mitigation of problems faced by the people in his area,” External link

risingkashmir Wednesday, June 3, 2020 11:44:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari remarked : “Mr. Sodhi remained active in Kashmiri politics for many years. Whatever the platform he availed during his lifetime, he worked with extreme dedication for the empowerment of his community. He was a great social activist, religious leader an d a philanthropist who would extend all possible help to the needy,” External link

risingkashmir Monday, June 1, 2020 12:01:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari observed : “Mr. Sodhi’s demise has created a void which is hard to be filled. I pray for endurance to the bereaved family, his friends, relatives and acquaintances to bear this irreparable loss,” External link

risingkashmir Monday, June 1, 2020 12:01:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “The government should not insist that the job aspirants produce Domicile Certificates during the selection process and instead accept their permanent resident certificates as a bona fide residential proof in view of constant engagement of revenue officials, who are working as the front line department to deal with the COVID-19 crisis,” External link

thehindu Saturday, May 23, 2020 5:56:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “The government should not insist that the job aspirants produce Domicile Certificates during the selection process and instead accept their permanent resident certificates as a bona fide residential proof in view of constant engagement of revenue officials, who are working as the front line department to deal with the COVID-19 crisis,” External link

Hindu Saturday, May 23, 2020 5:06:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said ( about Saudi ) : “These stranded people including businessmen, employees, and labourers have already submitted their travel details to the Indian embassy in both the countries and are waiting for help. I solicit personal intervention of the Home Minister to order operationalization of direct flights from Dubai and Saudi Arabia to Srinagar so that these helpless citizens are able to return to their homes without further delay,” External link

risingkashmir Monday, May 11, 2020 10:00:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said ( about Dhaka Bangladesh ) : “While it is highly appreciable that special flights were operated to evacuate J&K students from Dhaka, Bangladesh, the same facility should be extended to other J&K residents stuck in other countries as soon as possible,” External link

risingkashmir Monday, May 11, 2020 10:00:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “Predominantly these families belong to farming community and have a limited crop season in Gurez. Usually these families would return to their homes in the first week of April to start their farming activities and also arrange feed for their livestock. Any further delay in their return can prove detrimental to their livelihood and that irreversible loss can get incremented by delay in their return,” External link

risingkashmir Monday, May 11, 2020 10:00:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said ( about Saudi ) : “These stranded people including businessmen, employees, and labourers have already submitted their travel details to the Indian embassy in both the countries and are waiting for help. I solicit personal intervention of the Home Minister to order operationalization of direct flights from Dubai and Saudi Arabia to Srinagar so that these helpless citizens are able to return to their homes without further delay,” External link

risingkashmir Monday, May 11, 2020 10:00:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said ( about Dhaka Bangladesh ) : “While it is highly appreciable that special flights were operated to evacuate J&K students from Dhaka, Bangladesh, the same facility should be extended to other J&K residents stuck in other countries as soon as possible,” External link

risingkashmir Monday, May 11, 2020 10:00:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “Predominantly these families belong to farming community and have a limited crop season in Gurez. Usually these families would return to their homes in the first week of April to start their farming activities and also arrange feed for their livestock. Any further delay in their return can prove detrimental to their livelihood and that irreversible loss can get incremented by delay in their return,” External link

risingkashmir Monday, May 11, 2020 10:00:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “The J&K government’s prompt response after home ministry’s circular allowing intra and inter-state movement of migrant labourers a week ago is appreciable. But unfortunately the helpline numbers established by the J&K administration remain constantly engaged, understandably, because of the number of stranded people. Same is the case with those stranded students and traders who have registered themselves on the government web portal but are still waiting for any response” External link

risingkashmir Tuesday, May 5, 2020 1:33:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “Since the J&K government has been claiming of investing crores of rupees on IT infrastructure, all the social media platforms should be used for effective dissemination of compulsory information about the return plans for the cut-off residents through designated nodal officers,” External link

risingkashmir Tuesday, May 5, 2020 1:33:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “The J&K government’s prompt response after home ministry’s circular allowing intra and inter-state movement of migrant labourers a week ago is appreciable. But unfortunately the helpline numbers established by the J&K administration remain constantly engaged, understandably, because of the number of stranded people. Same is the case with those stranded students and traders who have registered themselves on the government web portal but are still waiting for any response” External link

risingkashmir Tuesday, May 5, 2020 1:33:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “Since the J&K government has been claiming of investing crores of rupees on IT infrastructure, all the social media platforms should be used for effective dissemination of compulsory information about the return plans for the cut-off residents through designated nodal officers,” External link

risingkashmir Tuesday, May 5, 2020 1:33:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “Instead of establishing two tribunals one at Jammu and another in Srinagar for the aggrieved employees of J&K UT, shifting above 30,000 service matters pending against J&K UT to the CAT Chandigarh for adjudication is simply a travesty of justice,” External link

risingkashmir Friday, May 1, 2020 2:19:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari remarked : “There are above 30,000 services matters pending in Jammu and Srinagar wings of J&K High Court awaiting disposal. These matters pertain to various claims like promotions, pensions, retirement benefits, transfers, suspensions, disciplinary actions, quashment of selection lists, stays and other similar matters. Once these cases are shifted to CAT in Chandigarh, it is bound to prove a tedious and a costly affair for almost all these litigants which will surely defeat the purpose of constitutionally guaranteed justice at doorstep to the citizens of the country,” External link

risingkashmir Friday, May 1, 2020 2:19:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “Justice at your doorstep is periodically proclaimed on political and judicial platforms, the same shall prove correct only when justice will be available at everyone’s doorstep. Most of the employees of J&K and job aspirants belonging to economically weaker sections cannot afford boarding and lodging in pursuit of their litigations, far from their home state,” External link

risingkashmir Friday, May 1, 2020 2:19:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “Instead of establishing two tribunals one at Jammu and another in Srinagar for the aggrieved employees of J&K UT, shifting above 30,000 service matters pending against J&K UT to the CAT Chandigarh for adjudication is simply a travesty of justice,” External link

risingkashmir Friday, May 1, 2020 2:19:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari remarked : “There are above 30,000 services matters pending in Jammu and Srinagar wings of J&K High Court awaiting disposal. These matters pertain to various claims like promotions, pensions, retirement benefits, transfers, suspensions, disciplinary actions, quashment of selection lists, stays and other similar matters. Once these cases are shifted to CAT in Chandigarh, it is bound to prove a tedious and a costly affair for almost all these litigants which will surely defeat the purpose of constitutionally guaranteed justice at doorstep to the citizens of the country,” External link

risingkashmir Friday, May 1, 2020 2:19:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “Justice at your doorstep is periodically proclaimed on political and judicial platforms, the same shall prove correct only when justice will be available at everyone’s doorstep. Most of the employees of J&K and job aspirants belonging to economically weaker sections cannot afford boarding and lodging in pursuit of their litigations, far from their home state,” External link

risingkashmir Friday, May 1, 2020 2:19:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “Once these cases are shifted to the CAT, it is bound to prove a tedious and costly affair for almost all these litigants, which will surely defeat the purpose of constitutionally guaranteed justice at doorstep of the citizens,” External link

Hindu Thursday, April 30, 2020 8:55:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “Instead of establishing two tribunals one at Jammu and another in Srinagar for the aggrieved employees of J&K UT, shifting above 30,000 service matters pending against J&K UT to the CAT Chandigarh for adjudication is simply a travesty of justice,” External link

risingkashmir Thursday, April 30, 2020 8:46:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari remarked : “There are above 30,000 services matters pending in Jammu and Srinagar wings of J&K High Court awaiting disposal. These matters pertain to various claims like promotions, pensions, retirement benefits, transfers, suspensions, disciplinary actions, quashment of selection lists, stays and other similar matters. Once these cases are shifted to CAT in Chandigarh, it is bound to prove a tedious and a costly affair for almost all these litigants which will surely defeat the purpose of constitutionally guaranteed justice at doorstep to the citizens of the country,” External link

risingkashmir Thursday, April 30, 2020 8:46:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “Justice at your doorstep is periodically proclaimed on political and judicial platforms, the same shall prove correct only when justice will be available at everyone’s doorstep. Most of the employees of J&K and job aspirants belonging to economically weaker sections cannot afford boarding and lodging in pursuit of their litigations, far from their home state,” External link

risingkashmir Thursday, April 30, 2020 8:46:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “Instead of establishing two tribunals one at Jammu and another in Srinagar for the aggrieved employees of J&K UT, shifting above 30,000 service matters pending against J&K UT to the CAT Chandigarh for adjudication is simply a travesty of justice,” External link

risingkashmir Thursday, April 30, 2020 8:46:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari remarked : “There are above 30,000 services matters pending in Jammu and Srinagar wings of J&K High Court awaiting disposal. These matters pertain to various claims like promotions, pensions, retirement benefits, transfers, suspensions, disciplinary actions, quashment of selection lists, stays and other similar matters. Once these cases are shifted to CAT in Chandigarh, it is bound to prove a tedious and a costly affair for almost all these litigants which will surely defeat the purpose of constitutionally guaranteed justice at doorstep to the citizens of the country,” External link

risingkashmir Thursday, April 30, 2020 8:46:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “Justice at your doorstep is periodically proclaimed on political and judicial platforms, the same shall prove correct only when justice will be available at everyone’s doorstep. Most of the employees of J&K and job aspirants belonging to economically weaker sections cannot afford boarding and lodging in pursuit of their litigations, far from their home state,” External link

risingkashmir Thursday, April 30, 2020 8:46:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari alleged : “There seems to be a sinister design to dilute J&K Bank’s functional autonomy. The order by virtue of which a non-domicile of J&K has been appointed to the post of CFO is an unprecedented move aimed at playing with the economic aspirations of the people of J&K,” External link

Hindu Monday, April 27, 2020 7:01:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “This is totally unacceptable because any such recruitment is illegal and in violation of domicile law for J&K,” External link

Hindu Monday, April 27, 2020 7:01:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “I am told that the government at the helm in J&K has clandestinely amended the recruitment rules after August 5, 2019 and created a window for the appointment of non-residents of J&K especially to the top posts of J&K Bank. This is totally unacceptable because any such recruitment is illegal and in violation of Domicile Law for J&K,” External link

risingkashmir Sunday, April 26, 2020 1:29:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “I call upon the union home minister to intervene into the matter and take cognizance of how the post of CFO was advertized and later filled up throwing the Domicile Law to the winds,” External link

risingkashmir Sunday, April 26, 2020 1:29:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “Two years after a three-phase-examination process was conducted in Governor S P Malik’s tenure, which drove lakhs of qualified aspirants to examination centres, the present dispensation is unnecessarily delaying its results,” External link

risingkashmir Sunday, April 26, 2020 1:29:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “Sadly there is an unwarranted and extraordinary interference which has limited the functioning of this prestigious bank to a government treasury. This illegal interference has caused immense sufferings to the people especially the farmers, horticulturists, traders, businessmen, hoteliers, restaurant owners, houseboat owners, gold associations, transporters, manufacturers, small, medium and big industrial units and other allied sectors of trade and commerce who are the basic pillars of economy of J&K,” External link

risingkashmir Sunday, April 26, 2020 1:29:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “Regrettably, with unwanted meddling, this bank has now adopted a bureaucratic approach which is continuing to plague its’ functioning. Hasty declaration of Non Performing Assets (NPAs), stopping settlement process, halting advances and above all persecution and harassment of its clients are few consequences of an intrusive approach of people at the helms of its affairs. This scenario needs to be changed. More so, if the present dispensation is serious in revival of shattered economy of J&K,” External link

risingkashmir Sunday, April 26, 2020 1:29:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “I am told that the government at the helm in J&K has clandestinely amended the recruitment rules after August 5, 2019 and created a window for the appointment of non-residents of J&K especially to the top posts of J&K Bank. This is totally unacceptable because any such recruitment is illegal and in violation of Domicile Law for J&K,” External link

risingkashmir Sunday, April 26, 2020 1:29:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “I call upon the union home minister to intervene into the matter and take cognizance of how the post of CFO was advertized and later filled up throwing the Domicile Law to the winds,” External link

risingkashmir Sunday, April 26, 2020 1:29:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “Two years after a three-phase-examination process was conducted in Governor S P Malik’s tenure, which drove lakhs of qualified aspirants to examination centres, the present dispensation is unnecessarily delaying its results,” External link

risingkashmir Sunday, April 26, 2020 1:29:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “Sadly there is an unwarranted and extraordinary interference which has limited the functioning of this prestigious bank to a government treasury. This illegal interference has caused immense sufferings to the people especially the farmers, horticulturists, traders, businessmen, hoteliers, restaurant owners, houseboat owners, gold associations, transporters, manufacturers, small, medium and big industrial units and other allied sectors of trade and commerce who are the basic pillars of economy of J&K,” External link

risingkashmir Sunday, April 26, 2020 1:29:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “Regrettably, with unwanted meddling, this bank has now adopted a bureaucratic approach which is continuing to plague its’ functioning. Hasty declaration of Non Performing Assets (NPAs), stopping settlement process, halting advances and above all persecution and harassment of its clients are few consequences of an intrusive approach of people at the helms of its affairs. This scenario needs to be changed. More so, if the present dispensation is serious in revival of shattered economy of J&K,” External link

risingkashmir Sunday, April 26, 2020 1:29:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “May Almighty Allah bless us all during this holy month. I take this opportunity to wish Ramadan Mubarak to one and all. May Allah accept our fasts and prayers. I also urge the divisional administration of Jammu and Kashmir to ensure all basic amenities to the people during this holy month,” “The household requirements of people increase exponentially during this holy month. It is therefore imperative for the state administration to ensure a hassle free Ramdan to people. I impress upon the incumbent Lieutenant Governor’s administration to ensure all facilities to people across the state,” External link

risingkashmir Saturday, April 25, 2020 1:36:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “May Almighty Allah bless us all during this holy month. I take this opportunity to wish Ramadan Mubarak to one and all. May Allah accept our fasts and prayers. I also urge the divisional administration of Jammu and Kashmir to ensure all basic amenities to the people during this holy month,” “The household requirements of people increase exponentially during this holy month. It is therefore imperative for the state administration to ensure a hassle free Ramdan to people. I impress upon the incumbent Lieutenant Governor’s administration to ensure all facilities to people across the state,” External link

risingkashmir Saturday, April 25, 2020 1:36:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari added : “JKAP expresses solidarity with the bereaved family at this hour of grief and pray for the eternal peace to the departed soul. Also on behalf of my own family, I, condole the demise of Shah Saheb and express my solidarity with the Shah and Punzoo families who have loss a great soul,” External link

risingkashmir Thursday, April 23, 2020 10:59:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari added : “JKAP expresses solidarity with the bereaved family at this hour of grief and pray for the eternal peace to the departed soul. Also on behalf of my own family, I, condole the demise of Shah Saheb and express my solidarity with the Shah and Punzoo families who have loss a great soul,” External link

risingkashmir Thursday, April 23, 2020 10:59:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari observed : “With hundreds of transformers developing snag due to overloading and other issues, there is severe power shortage across both divisions of J&K at present and it seems that the authorities at the helm of affairs have developed a cold shoulder approach to deal with the crisis,” External link

risingkashmir Tuesday, April 21, 2020 10:29:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari remarked : “The government should also provide free LPG, ration including rice, wheat and sugar to BPL and low income groups in Ramadan in view of the lockdown,” External link

risingkashmir Tuesday, April 21, 2020 10:29:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari observed : “With hundreds of transformers developing snag due to overloading and other issues, there is severe power shortage across both divisions of J&K at present and it seems that the authorities at the helm of affairs have developed a cold shoulder approach to deal with the crisis,” External link

risingkashmir Tuesday, April 21, 2020 10:29:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari remarked : “The government should also provide free LPG, ration including rice, wheat and sugar to BPL and low income groups in Ramadan in view of the lockdown,” External link

risingkashmir Tuesday, April 21, 2020 10:29:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari observed : “The deceased was an extraordinarily noble person who contributed a lot in the field of education especially in his area. His demise has caused an immense loss to his family, friends and among his social circles,” External link

risingkashmir Monday, April 20, 2020 1:32:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari added : “May almighty Allah bestow courage to the family of Mr. Teli to face this time of grief and gloom,” External link

risingkashmir Monday, April 20, 2020 1:32:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari observed : “The deceased was an extraordinarily noble person who contributed a lot in the field of education especially in his area. His demise has caused an immense loss to his family, friends and among his social circles,” External link

risingkashmir Monday, April 20, 2020 1:32:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari added : “May almighty Allah bestow courage to the family of Mr. Teli to face this time of grief and gloom,” External link

risingkashmir Monday, April 20, 2020 1:32:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “Around 4500 people of J&K who are stranded at these entry points despite completing their quarantine period and testing negative for the coronavirus. I am hopeful from my discussions with the Lt Governor that all these stranded residents of J&K including students, pilgrims, and the businessmen will be allowed to return home from today,” External link

risingkashmir Thursday, April 16, 2020 3:16:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “Around 4500 people of J&K who are stranded at these entry points despite completing their quarantine period and testing negative for the coronavirus. I am hopeful from my discussions with the Lt Governor that all these stranded residents of J&K including students, pilgrims, and the businessmen will be allowed to return home from today,” External link

risingkashmir Thursday, April 16, 2020 3:16:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari added : “There are around 4500 people of J&K who are stranded at these entry points despite completing their quarantine period and testing negative for the Coronavirus. I am hopeful from my discussions with the Honb’le Lieutenant Governor that all these stranded residents of J&K including students, pilgrims and the businessmen would be allowed to return their homes from today,” External link

risingkashmir Wednesday, April 15, 2020 11:18:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari observed ( about Mehbooba Mufti ) : “It has been JKAP’s consistent demand that all the political activists and leaders including former chief minister Mehbooba Mufti be released to ease up their sufferings. Their release is much needed in light of the COVID-19 outbreak that has undone all other priorities except for saving precious lives,” External link

risingkashmir Wednesday, April 15, 2020 11:18:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari added : “There are around 4500 people of J&K who are stranded at these entry points despite completing their quarantine period and testing negative for the Coronavirus. I am hopeful from my discussions with the Honb’le Lieutenant Governor that all these stranded residents of J&K including students, pilgrims and the businessmen would be allowed to return their homes from today,” External link

risingkashmir Wednesday, April 15, 2020 11:18:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari observed ( about Mehbooba Mufti ) : “It has been JKAP’s consistent demand that all the political activists and leaders including former chief minister Mehbooba Mufti be released to ease up their sufferings. Their release is much needed in light of the COVID-19 outbreak that has undone all other priorities except for saving precious lives,” External link

risingkashmir Wednesday, April 15, 2020 11:18:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “A number of J&K students and pilgrims evacuated by the Government of India from Iran have been declared negative for COVID-19 after spending a mandatory quarantine period in Mumbai and Rajasthan. Ironically, it is the J&K authorities who have shown complete indifference towards them and have refused their return to their homeland,” External link

Hindu Sunday, April 12, 2020 12:25:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “JKAP salutes all these warriors including doctors, lab technicians, nurses, pharmacists, health and sanitation workers, ambulance drivers, ward staff, other paramedical staff, policemen, media persons, food and revenue department officials, home delivery agents and other officials of the civil and Police administration who are providing basic necessities as partners to knockdown the pandemic,” External link

risingkashmir Friday, April 10, 2020 1:43:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “And it is not just about them. Every individual has a family to worry about, and it is the same from the family’s point of view. Apart from the doctors and other healthcare workers, our frontline heroes are putting themselves in harm’s way to do their utmost to save our lives,” External link

risingkashmir Friday, April 10, 2020 1:43:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “Faced with this unprecedented situation, JKAP believes that if the COVID-19 outbreak is not effectively and promptly contained with the help and cooperation of the general public, it will inflict even greater harm to the lives, safety and health of many more people, and exert a severe impact on the economic and social development in Jammu Kashmir like other parts of the world,” External link

risingkashmir Friday, April 10, 2020 1:43:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “If we all make concerted efforts with confidence and resolve and take a science-based and targeted approach, we will definitely win the final victory in the all-out global war against COVID-19,” External link

risingkashmir Friday, April 10, 2020 1:43:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “JKAP salutes all these warriors including doctors, lab technicians, nurses, pharmacists, health and sanitation workers, ambulance drivers, ward staff, other paramedical staff, policemen, media persons, food and revenue department officials, home delivery agents and other officials of the civil and Police administration who are providing basic necessities as partners to knockdown the pandemic,” External link

risingkashmir Friday, April 10, 2020 1:43:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “And it is not just about them. Every individual has a family to worry about, and it is the same from the family’s point of view. Apart from the doctors and other healthcare workers, our frontline heroes are putting themselves in harm’s way to do their utmost to save our lives,” External link

risingkashmir Friday, April 10, 2020 1:43:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “Faced with this unprecedented situation, JKAP believes that if the COVID-19 outbreak is not effectively and promptly contained with the help and cooperation of the general public, it will inflict even greater harm to the lives, safety and health of many more people, and exert a severe impact on the economic and social development in Jammu Kashmir like other parts of the world,” External link

risingkashmir Friday, April 10, 2020 1:43:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “If we all make concerted efforts with confidence and resolve and take a science-based and targeted approach, we will definitely win the final victory in the all-out global war against COVID-19,” External link

risingkashmir Friday, April 10, 2020 1:43:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “Instead of snatching their livelihood, these nurses should be allowed to continue their work. If the government is unable to provide jobs to lakhs of our qualified unemployed youth, at least, it should not create more joblessness by disengaging the already adjusted professional people,” External link

risingkashmir Tuesday, April 7, 2020 12:05:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “It is ironical that when the entire world is offering well paid jobs to healthcare professionals in this hour of pandemic, the department of health services in Kashmir division is not allowing 42 Medical Assistants selected by J&K Service Selection Board to join their duties for trivial reasons,” External link

risingkashmir Tuesday, April 7, 2020 12:05:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “Instead of snatching their livelihood, these nurses should be allowed to continue their work. If the government is unable to provide jobs to lakhs of our qualified unemployed youth, at least, it should not create more joblessness by disengaging the already adjusted professional people,” External link

risingkashmir Tuesday, April 7, 2020 12:05:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “It is ironical that when the entire world is offering well paid jobs to healthcare professionals in this hour of pandemic, the department of health services in Kashmir division is not allowing 42 Medical Assistants selected by J&K Service Selection Board to join their duties for trivial reasons,” External link

risingkashmir Tuesday, April 7, 2020 12:05:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari remarked : “Instead of snatching their livelihood, these nurses should be allowed to continue their work. If the government is unable to provide jobs to lacs of our qualified unemployed youth, at least, it should not create more joblessness by disengaging the already adjusted professional people,” External link

risingkashmir Monday, April 6, 2020 5:01:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “It is ironical that when the whole world is offering well paid jobs to healthcare professionals in this hour of pandemic, the department of health services in Kashmir division is not allowing 42 Medical Assistants selected by J&K Service Selection Board to join their duties for trivial reasons,” External link

risingkashmir Monday, April 6, 2020 5:01:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari remarked : “Instead of snatching their livelihood, these nurses should be allowed to continue their work. If the government is unable to provide jobs to lacs of our qualified unemployed youth, at least, it should not create more joblessness by disengaging the already adjusted professional people,” External link

risingkashmir Monday, April 6, 2020 5:01:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “It is ironical that when the whole world is offering well paid jobs to healthcare professionals in this hour of pandemic, the department of health services in Kashmir division is not allowing 42 Medical Assistants selected by J&K Service Selection Board to join their duties for trivial reasons,” External link

risingkashmir Monday, April 6, 2020 5:01:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “We have managed to save jobs for Jammu and Kashmir youth. I can claim that I am the first J&K politician who brought something for the youth,” External link

newindianexpress Sunday, April 5, 2020 10:17:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “I highly appreciate the home minister and the national security advisor for understanding the genuine reservations put forth by the people of J&K vis-à-vis the new order defining domicile law in the matter of employment for Jammu Kashmir. Their timely intervention made the requisite safeguards possible,” External link

risingkashmir Sunday, April 5, 2020 2:21:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “I highly appreciate the home minister and the national security advisor for understanding the genuine reservations put forth by the people of J&K vis-à-vis the new order defining domicile law in the matter of employment for Jammu Kashmir. Their timely intervention made the requisite safeguards possible,” External link

risingkashmir Sunday, April 5, 2020 2:21:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “The JKAP will continue with its efforts to get this law revisited in its entirety to remove the remaining loopholes till it satisfies the aspirations of people of J&K,” External link

Hindu Saturday, April 4, 2020 9:44:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : "By this exemplary gesture, the youth of both regions of Jammu and Kashmir have ensured the domicile rights on jobs is an exclusive privilege that cannot be shared with non-natives. The spirit and show of unity by the people in contesting the shortcomings in new domicile order should continue till this law is reframed as per our collective aspirations," External link

business-standard Saturday, April 4, 2020 8:05:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari remarked : "We can have differences with each other on political grounds. But, I think, it is not an appropriate time for mudslinging on each other. Let us rise to the challenge and jointly fight for the rights of the people of J & K leaving behind egos and politics and ensure that the avoidable deprivation is not allowed to lead to further alienation of our youth," External link

business-standard Saturday, April 4, 2020 8:05:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “We’ll continue to struggle till other hostile sections in the law such as mandatory tenure for non-natives to reside in J&K and cut-off dates to qualify for the domicile are not rectified as per the demands of our people,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, April 4, 2020 5:54:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “We can have differences with each other on political grounds. But, this is not an appropriate time for mudslinging against each other,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, April 4, 2020 5:54:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari remarked : “We can have differences with each other on political grounds. But, I think, it is not an appropriate time for mudslinging on each other. Let us rise to the challenge and jointly fight for the rights of the people of J&K leaving behind egos and politics and ensure that the avoidable deprivation is not allowed to lead to further alienation of our youth,” External link

risingkashmir Saturday, April 4, 2020 1:08:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari remarked : “We can have differences with each other on political grounds. But, I think, it is not an appropriate time for mudslinging on each other. Let us rise to the challenge and jointly fight for the rights of the people of J&K leaving behind egos and politics and ensure that the avoidable deprivation is not allowed to lead to further alienation of our youth,” External link

risingkashmir Saturday, April 4, 2020 1:08:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “Ironically, it is the J&K authorities who have shown complete indifference towards them and have refused to facilitate their return to their homeland,” External link

outlookindia Friday, April 3, 2020 6:42:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “Ironically, the J&K authorities have shown complete indifference toward them and refused their return to their homeland. These hapless J&K residents have been compelled to continue staying at the quarantine facility in Mumbai, leaving them vulnerable to infections of the deadly disease,” External link

risingkashmir Friday, April 3, 2020 2:25:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “Ironically, the J&K authorities have shown complete indifference toward them and refused their return to their homeland. These hapless J&K residents have been compelled to continue staying at the quarantine facility in Mumbai, leaving them vulnerable to infections of the deadly disease,” External link

risingkashmir Friday, April 3, 2020 2:25:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari observed : “Ironically it is the J&K authorities who have shown complete indifference towards them and have refused their return to their homeland. These hapless J&K residents have been compelled to continue staying at the quarantine facility in Mumbai leaving the vulnerable to infections of the deadly disease,” External link

risingkashmir Thursday, April 2, 2020 6:04:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari asked : “How can J&K administration shy away from its responsibility of getting back its stranded residents under the garb of country wide lockdown? When the supply of essential commodities on national highway is not blocked due to lockdown, how has J&K administration left its own residents to the mercy of hostile conditions of quarantine facilities?” External link

risingkashmir Thursday, April 2, 2020 6:04:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari remarked : “The J&K pilgrims who were evacuated from Iran, alighted at an isolation bay in Mumbai, where they were checked by health staff and handed over to naval authorities for quarantine. Height of the matter is that these evacuated pilgrims include women upto the age group of 80. How can the old ailing and fragile women stay in quarantine facility even after their mandatory period is over,” External link

risingkashmir Thursday, April 2, 2020 6:04:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari observed : “Ironically it is the J&K authorities who have shown complete indifference towards them and have refused their return to their homeland. These hapless J&K residents have been compelled to continue staying at the quarantine facility in Mumbai leaving the vulnerable to infections of the deadly disease,” External link

risingkashmir Thursday, April 2, 2020 6:04:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari asked : “How can J&K administration shy away from its responsibility of getting back its stranded residents under the garb of country wide lockdown? When the supply of essential commodities on national highway is not blocked due to lockdown, how has J&K administration left its own residents to the mercy of hostile conditions of quarantine facilities?” External link

risingkashmir Thursday, April 2, 2020 6:04:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari remarked : “The J&K pilgrims who were evacuated from Iran, alighted at an isolation bay in Mumbai, where they were checked by health staff and handed over to naval authorities for quarantine. Height of the matter is that these evacuated pilgrims include women upto the age group of 80. How can the old ailing and fragile women stay in quarantine facility even after their mandatory period is over,” External link

risingkashmir Thursday, April 2, 2020 6:04:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari told : "It reflects a casual exercise carried out at the bureaucratic level without taking the aspirations and expectations of the people into consideration," External link

haberler-en Thursday, April 2, 2020 2:50:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari told : "It reflects a casual exercise carried out at the bureaucratic level without taking the aspirations and expectations of the people into consideration," External link

yenisafak-en Thursday, April 2, 2020 2:29:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “It is most unfortunate that such an important order has been issued at a time when the whole country is battling for its survival and is under strict lockdown to stem the spread of deadly Coronavirus disease. While JKAP had been vehemently demanding Domicile Rights on land and jobs for the people of Jammu and Kashmir, the order issued by the union government reflects a casual exercise carried out at the bureaucratic level without taking aspirations and expectations of people into consideration,” External link

outlookindia Thursday, April 2, 2020 1:37:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “This order is a casual attempt, cosmetic in nature, to hoodwink the people of Jammu and Kashmir, ” External link

economictimes Thursday, April 2, 2020 7:15:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “It is most unfortunate that such an important order has been issued at a time when the whole country is battling for its survival and is under strict lockdown,” External link

timesofindia Thursday, April 2, 2020 12:50:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “While JKAP had been vehemently demanding Domicile Rights on land and jobs for the people of Jammu and Kashmir, the order issued by the union government reflects a casual exercise carried out at bureaucratic level without taking aspirations and expectations of people into consideration,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, April 1, 2020 4:31:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : "While JKAP had been vehemently demanding domicile rights on land and jobs for the people of Jammu and Kashmir, the order issued by the union government reflects a casual exercise carried out at bureaucratic level without taking aspirations and expectations of people into consideration," External link

business-standard Wednesday, April 1, 2020 1:54:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “It is most unfortunate that such an important order has been issued at a time when the whole country is battling for its survival and is under strict lockdown to stem spread of deadly Coronavirus disease. While JKAP had been vehemently demanding Domicile Rights on land and jobs for the people of Jammu and Kashmir, the order issued by the union government reflects a casual exercise carried out at bureaucratic level without taking aspirations and expectations of people into consideration,” External link

risingkashmir Wednesday, April 1, 2020 11:33:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari observed : “The order issued is totally unacceptable to JKAP. In the matter of employmentnon Gazetted, Gazetted posts in the service and admissions to professional colleges, a tangible legal and constitutional mechanism was supposed to be put in place to safeguard and protect these privileges of the people of Jammu and Kashmir who had been the permanent residents of J&K,” External link

risingkashmir Wednesday, April 1, 2020 11:33:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “It is most unfortunate that such an important order has been issued at a time when the whole country is battling for its survival and is under strict lockdown to stem spread of deadly Coronavirus disease. While JKAP had been vehemently demanding Domicile Rights on land and jobs for the people of Jammu and Kashmir, the order issued by the union government reflects a casual exercise carried out at bureaucratic level without taking aspirations and expectations of people into consideration,” External link

risingkashmir Wednesday, April 1, 2020 11:33:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari observed : “The order issued is totally unacceptable to JKAP. In the matter of employmentnon Gazetted, Gazetted posts in the service and admissions to professional colleges, a tangible legal and constitutional mechanism was supposed to be put in place to safeguard and protect these privileges of the people of Jammu and Kashmir who had been the permanent residents of J&K,” External link

risingkashmir Wednesday, April 1, 2020 11:33:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “The J&K government must address the woes of their families and reach out to them in this hour of crisis at least with free ration, medicines, and other essential commodities to prevent them from this deadly disease in keeping with the social isolation norms into consideration,” External link

risingkashmir Wednesday, April 1, 2020 1:40:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “The district administrations should act as per their databases available with them and in addition deploy their field officers to contact such families which are in dire need of official support to safely pass this period of pandemic,” External link

risingkashmir Wednesday, April 1, 2020 1:40:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “The J&K government must address the woes of their families and reach out to them in this hour of crisis at least with free ration, medicines, and other essential commodities to prevent them from this deadly disease in keeping with the social isolation norms into consideration,” External link

risingkashmir Wednesday, April 1, 2020 1:40:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “The district administrations should act as per their databases available with them and in addition deploy their field officers to contact such families which are in dire need of official support to safely pass this period of pandemic,” External link

risingkashmir Wednesday, April 1, 2020 1:40:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari asked : “I have been informed by JKAP cadres that inhabitants of villages like Manzpathara, Manchatra, Khanbal, Budnambal and Zunreshi in district Kupwara are craving for basic necessities like ration and fuel. How can government expect them to maintain social distancing when they have nothing to eat and keep themselves confined to their homes?” External link

risingkashmir Tuesday, March 31, 2020 2:21:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari asked : “I have been informed by JKAP cadres that inhabitants of villages like Manzpathara, Manchatra, Khanbal, Budnambal and Zunreshi in district Kupwara are craving for basic necessities like ration and fuel. How can government expect them to maintain social distancing when they have nothing to eat and keep themselves confined to their homes?” External link

risingkashmir Tuesday, March 31, 2020 2:21:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “The unscientific manner with which trees and hill side slopes have been cut on the Jammu-Srinagar national highway along with machine vibrations utilized for its widening are just some of these activities that alter pressure under slopes, leading to massive landslides in these area,” External link

risingkashmir Tuesday, March 31, 2020 2:14:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari remarked : “This arterial road needs to be made trafficable immediately in order to restore supplies of essential commodities to Kashmir valley where people are facing immense difficulties in view of the COVID-19 lockdown,” External link

risingkashmir Tuesday, March 31, 2020 2:14:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari added : “The government needs to act swiftly to make this highway mortorable at least during the prevailing precarious situation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic,” External link

risingkashmir Tuesday, March 31, 2020 2:14:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “The unscientific manner with which trees and hill side slopes have been cut on the Jammu-Srinagar national highway along with machine vibrations utilized for its widening are just some of these activities that alter pressure under slopes, leading to massive landslides in these area,” External link

risingkashmir Tuesday, March 31, 2020 2:14:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari remarked : “This arterial road needs to be made trafficable immediately in order to restore supplies of essential commodities to Kashmir valley where people are facing immense difficulties in view of the COVID-19 lockdown,” External link

risingkashmir Tuesday, March 31, 2020 2:14:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari added : “The government needs to act swiftly to make this highway mortorable at least during the prevailing precarious situation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic,” External link

risingkashmir Tuesday, March 31, 2020 2:14:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “The unscientific manner with which trees and hill side slopes have been cut on the Jammu-Srinagar national highway along with machine vibrations utilized for its widening are just some of these activities that alter pressure under slopes, leading to massive landslides in these area,” External link

risingkashmir Monday, March 30, 2020 12:54:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari remarked : “This arterial road needs to be made trafficable immediately in order to restore supplies of essential commodities to Kashmir valley where people are facing immense difficulties in view of the COVID-19 lockdown,” External link

risingkashmir Monday, March 30, 2020 12:54:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari added : “The government needs to act swiftly to make this highway mortorable at least during the prevailing precarious situation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic,” External link

risingkashmir Monday, March 30, 2020 12:54:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “The unscientific manner with which trees and hill side slopes have been cut on the Jammu-Srinagar national highway along with machine vibrations utilized for its widening are just some of these activities that alter pressure under slopes, leading to massive landslides in these area,” External link

risingkashmir Monday, March 30, 2020 12:54:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari remarked : “This arterial road needs to be made trafficable immediately in order to restore supplies of essential commodities to Kashmir valley where people are facing immense difficulties in view of the COVID-19 lockdown,” External link

risingkashmir Monday, March 30, 2020 12:54:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari added : “The government needs to act swiftly to make this highway mortorable at least during the prevailing precarious situation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic,” External link

risingkashmir Monday, March 30, 2020 12:54:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “The unprecedented lockdown necessitated by COVID-19 outbreak across India has rendered thousands of J&K residents, including students and labourers, stranded away from their respective homes. I appeal the Government of India to take concrete measures for their safe evacuation and till then, make all arrangements through the receptive state governments for their shelter and sustenance,” External link

risingkashmir Sunday, March 29, 2020 3:46:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “I am told that most of these stranded students and labourers are facing immense difficulties including running short of money due to government imposed India-wide lockdown to prevent the spread of the deadly coronavirus. The Government of India must take concrete measures to address their woes,” External link

risingkashmir Sunday, March 29, 2020 3:46:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “The unprecedented lockdown necessitated by COVID-19 outbreak across India has rendered thousands of J&K residents, including students and labourers, stranded away from their respective homes. I appeal the Government of India to take concrete measures for their safe evacuation and till then, make all arrangements through the receptive state governments for their shelter and sustenance,” External link

risingkashmir Sunday, March 29, 2020 3:46:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “I am told that most of these stranded students and labourers are facing immense difficulties including running short of money due to government imposed India-wide lockdown to prevent the spread of the deadly coronavirus. The Government of India must take concrete measures to address their woes,” External link

risingkashmir Sunday, March 29, 2020 3:46:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “This is why the interest subvention along with complete moratorium of all repayments is much needed since businesses in J&K have already incurred huge losses since last year and most of units are not generating any considerable income at present,” External link

risingkashmir Saturday, March 28, 2020 2:58:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “This is why the interest subvention along with complete moratorium of all repayments is much needed since businesses in J&K have already incurred huge losses since last year and most of units are not generating any considerable income at present,” External link

risingkashmir Saturday, March 28, 2020 2:58:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari observed : “This is why the interest subvention along with complete mortatorium of all repayments is much needed since businesses in J&K have already incurred huge losses since last year and most of units are not generating any considerable income at present,” External link

risingkashmir Friday, March 27, 2020 5:28:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari observed : “This is why the interest subvention along with complete mortatorium of all repayments is much needed since businesses in J&K have already incurred huge losses since last year and most of units are not generating any considerable income at present,” External link

risingkashmir Friday, March 27, 2020 5:28:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “On the one side the Government of India is taking all measures to stem spread of the COVID-19 and on the other hand it seems the plight of political detainees and their families is being ignored for obvious reasons,” External link

risingkashmir Wednesday, March 25, 2020 3:19:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “On the one side the Government of India is taking all measures to stem spread of the COVID-19 and on the other hand it seems the plight of political detainees and their families is being ignored for obvious reasons,” External link

risingkashmir Wednesday, March 25, 2020 3:19:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari observed : “It has been our consistent demand that all the political activists and leaders including former chief ministers be released to ease up the sufferings of people. Their release has assumed more significance in light of the COVID-19 outbreak that has paralyzed the whole world,” External link

risingkashmir Tuesday, March 24, 2020 10:35:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari remarked : “On the one side the central government is taking all measures to stem spread of the COVID-19 and on the other hand it seems the plight of political detainees and their families is being ignored for obvious reasons,” External link

risingkashmir Tuesday, March 24, 2020 10:35:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari observed : “It has been our consistent demand that all the political activists and leaders including former chief ministers be released to ease up the sufferings of people. Their release has assumed more significance in light of the COVID-19 outbreak that has paralyzed the whole world,” External link

risingkashmir Tuesday, March 24, 2020 10:35:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari remarked : “On the one side the central government is taking all measures to stem spread of the COVID-19 and on the other hand it seems the plight of political detainees and their families is being ignored for obvious reasons,” External link

risingkashmir Tuesday, March 24, 2020 10:35:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari observed : “In societies where the virus hits, it is deepening the consequences of inequality, pushing many of the burdens onto the underprivileged and marginalized sections of the society and lower economic strata. We should not expect everything from the government and should instead adopt a community based approach to tackle this pandemic,” External link

risingkashmir Tuesday, March 24, 2020 3:58:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari observed : “In societies where the virus hits, it is deepening the consequences of inequality, pushing many of the burdens onto the underprivileged and marginalized sections of the society and lower economic strata. We should not expect everything from the government and should instead adopt a community based approach to tackle this pandemic,” External link

risingkashmir Tuesday, March 24, 2020 3:58:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “At a time when the whole world is reeling under the COVID pandemic, restoration of 4G and high speed internet services should not be delayed for any other consideration. The high speed mobile internet services can help students and the business community especially the youth working in the private sector to remain indoors and prevent the spread of the pandemic,” External link

risingkashmir Monday, March 23, 2020 1:04:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “At a time when the whole world is reeling under the COVID pandemic, restoration of 4G and high speed internet services should not be delayed for any other consideration. The high speed mobile internet services can help students and the business community especially the youth working in the private sector to remain indoors and prevent the spread of the pandemic,” External link

risingkashmir Monday, March 23, 2020 1:04:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari remarked : “The issue is particularly severe for schools, where the risk of spreading the disease is high. As many J&K schools have shifted to online lesson plans, home restricted students are running into the limitations of mobile internet services, which leave most of them unable to connect to their new online classrooms or download lesson plans,” External link

risingkashmir Wednesday, March 18, 2020 2:59:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “Earlier our students missed classes due to disruptions created by August 5, 2019 decisions and now the novel corona virus outbreak has posed a serious challenge to our children to cope up with their counterparts in the country who enjoy all other educational facilities including high speed mobile internet,” External link

risingkashmir Wednesday, March 18, 2020 2:59:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “Since all schools, colleges and universities are closed as a result of the coronavirus outbreak, millions of students are missing classes, creating an unparalleled disruption in education for the region. It has posed a serious challenge to our children to cope up with their counterparts elsewhere in the country, who enjoy all other educational facilities, including high-speed mobile Internet,” External link

thehindu Tuesday, March 17, 2020 8:30:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “Since all schools, colleges and universities are closed as a result of the coronavirus outbreak, millions of students are missing classes, creating an unparalleled disruption in education for the region. It has posed a serious challenge to our children to cope up with their counterparts elsewhere in the country, who enjoy all other educational facilities, including high-speed mobile Internet,” External link

Hindu Tuesday, March 17, 2020 8:11:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari remarked : "which is pushing many activities online. The issue is particularly severe for schools, where the risk of spreading the disease is high. As many J&K schools have shifted to online lesson plans, home restricted students are running into the limitations of mobile internet services, which leave most of them unable to connect to their new online classrooms or download lesson plans," External link

ibtimes-in Tuesday, March 17, 2020 8:01:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : "Earlier our students missed classes due to disruptions created by August 5, 2019 decision on Article 370 and now the novel coronavirus outbreak has posed a serious challenge to our children to cope with their counterparts in the country who enjoy all other educational facilities including high-speed mobile internet," External link

ibtimes-in Tuesday, March 17, 2020 8:01:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “The issue is particularly severe for schools, where the risk of spreading the disease is high. As many J&K schools have shifted to online lesson plans, home restricted students are running into the limitations of mobile internet services, which leave most of them unable to connect to their new online classrooms or download lesson plans,” External link

risingkashmir Tuesday, March 17, 2020 3:59:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “The issue is particularly severe for schools, where the risk of spreading the disease is high. As many J&K schools have shifted to online lesson plans, home restricted students are running into the limitations of mobile internet services, which leave most of them unable to connect to their new online classrooms or download lesson plans,” External link

risingkashmir Tuesday, March 17, 2020 3:59:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : "The home minister made it clear that there was no question on the issue of any demographic change," External link

outlookindia Monday, March 16, 2020 10:35:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : "Yes, we did discuss about the detention of remaining political leaders and others, and the home minister said it is a process and we will be releasing them very soon," External link

mid-day Monday, March 16, 2020 8:15:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari told : “During our meeting with the home minister, we raised several misgivings about abrogation of Article 370 , including domicile and land rights for people of Kashmir,” External link

economictimes Sunday, March 15, 2020 10:06:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “The gulf between people of Kashmir and people in Jammu needs to be reduced with a promise and purposeful assurance by the country’s top leadership that there shall be no discrimination in development and opportunities on the basis of region or religion,” External link

economictimes Sunday, March 15, 2020 10:06:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : "Yes, we did discuss about the detention of remaining political leaders and others, and the home minister said it is a process and we will be releasing them very soon," External link

business-standard Sunday, March 15, 2020 5:54:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : "The home minister made it clear that there was no question on the issue of any demographic change," External link

newindianexpress Sunday, March 15, 2020 5:04:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : "The home minister made it clear that there was no question on the issue of any demographic change," External link

economictimes Sunday, March 15, 2020 3:38:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said ( about Amit Shah ) : “We discussed with Home Minister Amit Shah the issue of release of political detainees in Jammu and Kashmir. He said that the detainees will be released very soon,” External link

india Sunday, March 15, 2020 3:21:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “The Home Minister made it clear that there was no question on the issue of any demographic change,” External link

Hindu Sunday, March 15, 2020 3:11:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said ( about Amit Shah ) : "We discussed with Home Minister Amit Shah the issue of release of political detainees in Jammu and Kashmir. He said that the detainees will be released very soon," External link

business-standard Sunday, March 15, 2020 2:49:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari told : "PM said no demographic change will be done. He is a man of commitment. His heart beats for people of Jammu and Kashmir," External link

irishsun Sunday, March 15, 2020 7:57:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari added : "He understands what the people of Jammu and Kashmir want. He appreciated when we said that we want the same laws as the rest of the country," External link

irishsun Sunday, March 15, 2020 7:57:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said ( about Narendra Modi ) : “We are satisfied and positive after this meeting.I told PM Modi that there are apprehensions among the people that their land and jobs will be taken away and the PM assured us that nothing will happen to the land and jobs of people and bills will be passed to safeguard both very soon. I also raised issue of leaders and common people who are in different jails in the country,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, March 15, 2020 3:48:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari added : "He understands what the people of Jammu and Kashmir want. He appreciated when we said that we want the same laws as the rest of the country," "PM has assured us that the issues pertaining to domicile, land, and jobs will be addressed soon. Nobody will take away the lands and jobs of the people of Jammu and Kashmir. He also said that soon a law will be brought for this. The PM told me that they do not want to disempower the majority," External link

newindianexpress Saturday, March 14, 2020 10:53:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said ( about Our Party ) : "We requested the PM that everyone in preventive detention should be released. One does not join someone due to greed. Our party has been formed with an aim. This is a party consisting of common people... Koi Bhi Kisi Lalach Ke Wajah Se Kisi Ke Saath Nahi Hota Hai/Ek Maksad Ki Wajah Se Ye Jamaat Bani Hai. Ye Aam Logon Ki Jamaat Hai" External link

newindianexpress Saturday, March 14, 2020 10:53:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : "I don't think we need to say a lot for something which is before the Supreme Court. Political parties have gone to court. It has been challenged" External link

newindianexpress Saturday, March 14, 2020 10:53:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari added ( about Narendra Modi ) : "Only the Supreme Court or a political consensus between Prime Minister Modi and the opposition can restore Article 370," External link

newindianexpress Saturday, March 14, 2020 10:53:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : "First of all, I'll give credit to the people who did not choose to come on the road. Secondly, credit definitely also goes to the planners" External link

newindianexpress Saturday, March 14, 2020 10:53:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : "First of all, I'll give credit to people who didn't choose to come on the road. Secondly, credit definitely to the planners," External link

news-yahoo-in Saturday, March 14, 2020 8:51:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : "We requested the PM that everyone in preventive detention should be released. Koi bhi kisi lalach ki wajah se kisi ke saath nahi hota hai, ek maksad ki wajah se ye jamaat bani hai. Ye aam logon ki jamaat hai," External link

news-yahoo-in Saturday, March 14, 2020 8:51:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari added : "He understands what the people of Jammu and Kashmir want. He appreciated when we said that we want the same laws as the rest of the country," External link

business-standard Saturday, March 14, 2020 8:30:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari added : "He understands what the people of Jammu and Kashmir want. He appreciated when we said that we want the same laws as the rest of the country," "PM has assured us that the issues pertaining to domicile, land, and jobs will be addressed soon. Nobody will take away the lands and jobs of the people of Jammu and Kashmir. He also said that soon a law will be brought for this. The PM told me that they do not want to disempower the majority," External link

business-standard Saturday, March 14, 2020 8:30:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : "I don't think we need to say a lot for something which is before the Supreme Court. Political parties have gone to court. It has been challenged" External link

business-standard Saturday, March 14, 2020 8:30:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari added ( about Narendra Modi ) : "Only the Supreme Court or a political consensus between Prime Minister Modi and the opposition can restore Article 370," External link

business-standard Saturday, March 14, 2020 8:30:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : "First of all, I'll give credit to the people who did not choose to come on the road. Secondly, credit definitely also goes to the planners" External link

business-standard Saturday, March 14, 2020 8:30:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari added : "He understands what the people of Jammu and Kashmir want. He appreciated when we said that we want the same laws as the rest of the country," External link

irishsun Saturday, March 14, 2020 6:20:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari told : "It is a very happy occasion that finally we have come up with our party known as Apni Party. It puts a lot of responsibility on us as the expectations and challenges are huge. I assure people of Jammu and Kashmir that my will is strong to surmount these challenges in the interest of my people," External link

business-standard Saturday, March 14, 2020 2:25:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “Unfortunately, they have not come out. Political parties don’t cease to exist once their leaders are arrested. Now, most of their leaders have been released, if not the presidents of the parties. We believed they would talk about issues, but they chose silence. We thought it necessary to flag issues,” External link

outlookindia Monday, March 9, 2020 12:57:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “Why shouldn’t we raise this issue? Bureaucracy is acting like as if there is martial law imposed in J&K. Why shouldn’t we talk about it? J&K Bank has been converted into sub-office of the anti-corruption bureau. We are aware of these issues and will raise them, come what may,” External link

outlookindia Monday, March 9, 2020 12:57:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari told ( about Chief Minister ) : “Bakshi took over as the Prime Minister and he left the chair as the Prime Minister of Jammu and Kashmir,” External link

outlookindia Monday, March 9, 2020 12:57:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “My party is of the people by the people and for the people. There is no king and prince among us. We are commoners. Anyone can come and join us. Anyone who has the interest of the state in mind, wants peace, prosperity and the happiness can join us,” "Talk to anyone in Kashmir; they are calling for the restoration of the statehood" External link

outlookindia Monday, March 9, 2020 12:57:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “We have to do business with Delhi, whosoever rules Delhi. We don’t see Delhi from the point of view, who is ruling India, but who is in the government,” “We have no hesitation in dealing with GoI” External link

risingkashmir Monday, March 9, 2020 2:57:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “But most of the leaders didn’t speak after their release. Thus, we decided to speak for the people,” External link

risingkashmir Monday, March 9, 2020 2:57:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “We have to do business with Delhi, whosoever rules Delhi. We don’t see Delhi from the point of view, who is ruling India, but who is in the government,” “We have no hesitation in dealing with GoI” External link

risingkashmir Monday, March 9, 2020 2:57:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “But most of the leaders didn’t speak after their release. Thus, we decided to speak for the people,” External link

risingkashmir Monday, March 9, 2020 2:57:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “This party is by the commoners, for the commoners and of the commoners,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, March 9, 2020 2:25:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “People are feeling the absence of credible voices, who can take up their issues and resolve them,” “This party is not floated by a family. Any person who becomes party president cannot be elected more than twice,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, March 9, 2020 2:25:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “Issues like self-rule and autonomy do not figure on the agenda of Apni Party,” “Its sole purpose is to strive for development and politics of truth” External link

gulf-times Monday, March 9, 2020 1:36:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari added : “We have to do business with Delhi irrespective of who is ruling,” External link

gulf-times Monday, March 9, 2020 1:36:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “We’re not here to sell dreams and fantasies but will always be pragmatic, honest and fair in our approach,” External link

Hindu Monday, March 9, 2020 12:18:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “We have resolved to create a platform where people are the real stakeholders of the political process,” External link

Hindu Monday, March 9, 2020 12:18:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “We are not here to sell dreams or fantasy to our people and instead shall always be pragmatic, honest, and fair in our approach,” External link

aa-en Sunday, March 8, 2020 11:32:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “Bakshi sahib had a great economic and political vision for Kashmir. We need a similar vision right now,” External link

aa-en Sunday, March 8, 2020 11:32:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : "We are not here to sell dreams or fantasy to our people and instead shall always be pragmatic, honest, and fair in our approach," External link

haberler-en Sunday, March 8, 2020 5:24:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : "Bakshi sahib had a great economic and political vision for Kashmir. We need a similar vision right now," External link

haberler-en Sunday, March 8, 2020 5:24:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : "The present circumstances warranted the formation of a new political party comprising of those who all along had identified and related themselves to the social needs of multiple factions of our society" "A party that can respond to rational aspirations of people without promising them moon or star. We are not here to sell dreams to our people or fantasy to our people and instead shall always be pragmatic, honest and fair in our approach," External link

business-standard Sunday, March 8, 2020 4:22:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : "I don't think I should be speaking much on what is there in the Supreme Court. We all are waiting for the decision of the Supreme Court" External link

business-standard Sunday, March 8, 2020 4:22:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : "We don't look at Delhi from the point of view who is ruling today. We have to deal with the Government of India and we have no hesitation in dealing with Government of India," External link

business-standard Sunday, March 8, 2020 4:22:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : "However, the developments which took place on August 5, 2019, brought some new questions and realities to the fore," External link

business-standard Sunday, March 8, 2020 4:22:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : "Though unpleasant and bitter, it is an undeniable reality that the developments which took place in August 2019, particularly the deprivation of statehood, has badly affected the self-esteem, pride and confidence of the people across Jammu and Kashmir," External link

business-standard Sunday, March 8, 2020 4:22:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari asserted : "We are not here to sell dreams or fantasies to our people, instead shall always be pragmatic, honest and fair in our approach," External link

business-standard Sunday, March 8, 2020 4:22:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : "However, restoration of statehood, domicile rights in land and jobs, beside a holistic and an equitable development of all regions and sub-regions of Jammu and Kashmir forms the core agenda of the party (JKAP)," External link

business-standard Sunday, March 8, 2020 4:22:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : "We have resolved to create a viable, political platform that functions in accordance with the wishes of the people, and where the people are the real stakeholders of the political process," External link

business-standard Sunday, March 8, 2020 4:22:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : "I do not see elections happening anytime soon. It may take at least a year or so. Let us work for the people till then," External link

business-standard Sunday, March 8, 2020 4:22:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : "We have resolved to create a viable, political platform that functions in accordance with the wishes of the people, and where the people are the real stakeholders of the political process," External link

news18 Sunday, March 8, 2020 4:10:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “This party is not floated by a family and there will be a total restriction that anybody who becomes President of party cannot be elected more than 2 times. It is by the commoners, for the commoners, of the commoners,” External link

expressindia Sunday, March 8, 2020 4:08:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari told : "It is a very happy occasion that finally we have come up with our party known as Apni Party. It puts a lot of responsibility on us as the expectations and challenges are huge. I assure people of Jammu and Kashmir that my will is strong to surmount these challenges in the interest of my people," External link

dnaindia Sunday, March 8, 2020 2:29:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : "We are not here to sell dreams and fantasies but will always be pragmatic, honest and fair in our approach. We have resolved to create a political platform where people are real stakeholders of the political process," External link

dnaindia Sunday, March 8, 2020 2:29:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari told : "It is a very happy occasion that finally we have come up with our party known as Apni Party. It puts a lot of responsibility on us as the expectations and challenges are huge. I assure people of Jammu and Kashmir that my will is strong to surmount these challenges in the interest of my people," External link

newindianexpress Sunday, March 8, 2020 1:12:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari added : “We’re not here to sell dreams and fantasies but will always be pragmatic, honest and fair in our approach. We have resolved to create a political platform where people are real stakeholders of the political process” External link

india Sunday, March 8, 2020 12:50:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari told : "While the parties are focused on the release of their leaders, many of their workers are unable to get even two square meals a day. My effort will be to contribute in making their life better," External link

risingkashmir Saturday, March 7, 2020 2:24:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : "I think he is a man of principles and who will never make people suffer for achieving his own political goals unlike others," External link

risingkashmir Saturday, March 7, 2020 2:24:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari told : "While the parties are focused on the release of their leaders, many of their workers are unable to get even two square meals a day. My effort will be to contribute in making their life better," External link

risingkashmir Saturday, March 7, 2020 2:24:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : "I think he is a man of principles and who will never make people suffer for achieving his own political goals unlike others," External link

risingkashmir Saturday, March 7, 2020 2:24:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari told : "While the parties are focused on the release of their leaders, many of their workers are unable to get even two square meals a day. My effort will be to contribute in making their life better," External link

business-standard Friday, March 6, 2020 3:33:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : "I think he is a man of principles and who will never make people suffer for achieving his own political goals unlike others," External link

business-standard Friday, March 6, 2020 3:33:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “I think he is a man of principles and who will never make people suffer for achieving his own political goals unlike others,” External link

asianage Friday, March 6, 2020 2:56:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari told : "While the parties are focused on the release of their leaders, many of their workers are unable to get even two square meals a day. My effort will be to contribute in making their life better," External link

newindianexpress Friday, March 6, 2020 1:59:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : "I think he is a man of principles and who will never make people suffer for achieving his own political goals unlike others," External link

newindianexpress Friday, March 6, 2020 1:59:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : "I am in touch with the MEA and have submitted details of over 240 J-K students who are stuck in Shiraz, Tehran and other cities of Iran," External link

risingkashmir Monday, March 2, 2020 2:36:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : "I am in touch with the MEA and have submitted details of over 240 J-K students who are stuck in Shiraz, Tehran and other cities of Iran," External link

risingkashmir Monday, March 2, 2020 2:36:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : "I am in touch with the MEA and have submitted details of over 240 J-K students who are stuck in Shiraz, Tehran and other cities of Iran," External link

business-standard Sunday, March 1, 2020 5:06:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : "I am in touch with the MEA and have submitted details of over 240 J-K students who are stuck in Shiraz , Tehran and other cities of Iran," External link

timesofindia Sunday, March 1, 2020 4:15:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : "I am in touch with the MEA and have submitted details of over 240 J&K students who are stuck in Shiraz, Tehran and other cities of Iran," External link

business-standard Saturday, February 29, 2020 7:49:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari remarked : “Two years after this three phase examination was conducted that too in Governor S P Malik’s tenure, which drove lakhs of qualified aspirants from all the regions of Jammu and Kashmir, the present dispensation has shamelessly declared that process as null and void. It is simply disgusting that it took J&K administration two years to reveal what it has now termed as ‘legal infirmities’ found in that recruitment process,” External link

risingkashmir Saturday, February 29, 2020 3:29:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari added : “The nullification of recruitment process should not be viewed in isolation. Attempts are being made for the last over two years to malign the integrity of this institution by continuous raids and searches being conducted by Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB). The J&K Bank’s corporate office has virtually turned into ACB office with the Bank’s executives being found assisting the investigating agency round the clock,” External link

risingkashmir Saturday, February 29, 2020 3:29:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “Contrary to these assurances of the country’s top leadership, in J&K we see the ACB not reaching to any conclusion for the last two years. If at all there are any serious allegations of favouritism and financial impropriety against JK Bank, the ACB must not stretch its investigations illogically and conclude it in a time bound manner,” External link

risingkashmir Saturday, February 29, 2020 3:29:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari remarked : “Two years after this three phase examination was conducted that too in Governor S P Malik’s tenure, which drove lakhs of qualified aspirants from all the regions of Jammu and Kashmir, the present dispensation has shamelessly declared that process as null and void. It is simply disgusting that it took J&K administration two years to reveal what it has now termed as ‘legal infirmities’ found in that recruitment process,” External link

risingkashmir Saturday, February 29, 2020 3:29:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari added : “The nullification of recruitment process should not be viewed in isolation. Attempts are being made for the last over two years to malign the integrity of this institution by continuous raids and searches being conducted by Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB). The J&K Bank’s corporate office has virtually turned into ACB office with the Bank’s executives being found assisting the investigating agency round the clock,” External link

risingkashmir Saturday, February 29, 2020 3:29:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “Contrary to these assurances of the country’s top leadership, in J&K we see the ACB not reaching to any conclusion for the last two years. If at all there are any serious allegations of favouritism and financial impropriety against JK Bank, the ACB must not stretch its investigations illogically and conclude it in a time bound manner,” External link

risingkashmir Saturday, February 29, 2020 3:29:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said ( about Almighty Allah ) : “I pray to Almighty Allah to grant eternal peace to the departed soul and give courage to the bereaved family, friends and acquaintances of the deceased to bear this irreparable loss,” External link

risingkashmir Saturday, February 29, 2020 3:29:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said ( about Almighty Allah ) : “I pray to Almighty Allah to grant eternal peace to the departed soul and give courage to the bereaved family, friends and acquaintances of the deceased to bear this irreparable loss,” External link

risingkashmir Saturday, February 29, 2020 3:29:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : "As we know that Iran has confirmed three more deaths and 34 new cases on Tuesday, taking the country's overall death toll to 15 and infection tally to 95. I am in touch with the ministry of external affairs, the government of India and have submitted details of over 240 J&K students who are stuck in Shiraz, Tehran and other cities of Iran," External link

ibtimes-in Wednesday, February 26, 2020 7:11:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : "Iran has been hit by the deadliest coronavirus outbreak by far outside China. I have information from the stranded students who study at Tehran University of Medical Sciences and Shiraz University of Medical Science in Iran that over 300 students from J&K are studying in various provinces of the country. All of them are currently safe but they apprehend contamination if they are not evacuated from Iran very soon," External link

ibtimes-in Wednesday, February 26, 2020 7:11:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari added : "All of them are currently safe but they apprehend contamination if they are not evacuated from Iran very soon," External link

business-standard Wednesday, February 26, 2020 4:25:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : "I have appealed the Prime Minister for evacuating Kashmiri students who are in Tehran and Shiraz. I have forwarded to the Ministry of External Affairs a list of 240 students, though there are more than 300 (students). They still are safe, but coronavirus is spreading like fire in Iran. My request is that they are airlifted immediately, " External link

business-standard Wednesday, February 26, 2020 4:25:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “Sadly the government of J&K seems to be manipulating the functioning of J&K Bank like running a government treasury. The government has forgotten that the bank needs to be run professionally and all its decisions need to be taken by professionals rather than bureaucrats who disappointingly don’t see a reason to empathize with the shattered economy of this region,” External link

risingkashmir Wednesday, February 26, 2020 2:13:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “This harassment is being done in the name of asset possession. The families of borrowers mainly the business community are struggling for their survival and most of them are circumstantial defaulters. The Bank should not treat them as willful defaulters. The present dispensation must intervene into the matter at an earliest,” External link

risingkashmir Wednesday, February 26, 2020 2:13:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “Besides the unprecedented security measures, the non- availability of the Internet further dented the economy of J&K. This is not something unusual but our economy has suffered heavily since 2008 and 2010 unrest which was later coupled by the 2014 floods and 2016 unrest. All these factors need to be taken into consideration while going for settlements wherever possible,” External link

risingkashmir Wednesday, February 26, 2020 2:13:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “Sadly the government of J&K seems to be manipulating the functioning of J&K Bank like running a government treasury. The government has forgotten that the bank needs to be run professionally and all its decisions need to be taken by professionals rather than bureaucrats who disappointingly don’t see a reason to empathize with the shattered economy of this region,” External link

risingkashmir Wednesday, February 26, 2020 2:13:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “This harassment is being done in the name of asset possession. The families of borrowers mainly the business community are struggling for their survival and most of them are circumstantial defaulters. The Bank should not treat them as willful defaulters. The present dispensation must intervene into the matter at an earliest,” External link

risingkashmir Wednesday, February 26, 2020 2:13:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “Besides the unprecedented security measures, the non- availability of the Internet further dented the economy of J&K. This is not something unusual but our economy has suffered heavily since 2008 and 2010 unrest which was later coupled by the 2014 floods and 2016 unrest. All these factors need to be taken into consideration while going for settlements wherever possible,” External link

risingkashmir Wednesday, February 26, 2020 2:13:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : "This harassment is being done in the name of asset possession. The families of borrowers mainly the business community are struggling for their survival and most of them are circumstantial defaulters. The bank should not treat them as willful defaulters. The present dispensation must intervene into the matter at the earliest," External link

business-standard Tuesday, February 25, 2020 6:53:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari remarked : “All the governments work in continuity. A sheer change in dispensation does not necessarily change or stop the functioning of incumbent regimes. So fulfillment of commitments made by the previous governments is one of the important mandates of the present dispensation. Clearing liabilities of contractors which is pegged at around Rs 500 Crores is one of such commitments made by successive governments including last Governor led administration in J&K,” External link

risingkashmir Friday, February 21, 2020 2:15:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari remarked : “All the governments work in continuity. A sheer change in dispensation does not necessarily change or stop the functioning of incumbent regimes. So fulfillment of commitments made by the previous governments is one of the important mandates of the present dispensation. Clearing liabilities of contractors which is pegged at around Rs 500 Crores is one of such commitments made by successive governments including last Governor led administration in J&K,” External link

risingkashmir Friday, February 21, 2020 2:15:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari observed : "Due to November 2019 untimely snowfall around 70 per cent to 90 percent trees carrying un-plucked crop collapsed and around 40 to 60 per cent of crop producing fruit trees were uprooted. Now paying Rs 900 per Kanal to the fruit growers, as announced by the government, is akin to rubbing salt into their wounds," "We all know that fruit industry is considered to be the backbone of J&amp;K''s economy. However, the hostile climatic conditions shattered all the expectations of this industry resulting into huge losses to growers, most of whom have lost their livelihood," External link

risingkashmir Monday, February 10, 2020 3:34:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari added : "The fruit growers were expecting a generous package from the government as compensation for their losses as was assured by the government itself. However, the peanuts offered by the government this time have disappointed lacs of families associated with this industry directly or indirectly," External link

risingkashmir Monday, February 10, 2020 3:34:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari observed : "Due to November 2019 untimely snowfall around 70 per cent to 90 percent trees carrying un-plucked crop collapsed and around 40 to 60 per cent of crop producing fruit trees were uprooted. Now paying Rs 900 per Kanal to the fruit growers, as announced by the government, is akin to rubbing salt into their wounds," "We all know that fruit industry is considered to be the backbone of J&amp;K''s economy. However, the hostile climatic conditions shattered all the expectations of this industry resulting into huge losses to growers, most of whom have lost their livelihood," External link

risingkashmir Monday, February 10, 2020 3:34:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari added : "The fruit growers were expecting a generous package from the government as compensation for their losses as was assured by the government itself. However, the peanuts offered by the government this time have disappointed lacs of families associated with this industry directly or indirectly," External link

risingkashmir Monday, February 10, 2020 3:34:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : "Not only the top leadership of political mainstream is behind bars but over a thousand workers who have sacrificed a lot for strengthening the political process in Jammu and Kashmir are still under detention," External link

news18 Saturday, February 8, 2020 7:26:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari added : "Releasing them all at the earliest will not only provide much needed succour to their families but will indisputably grant a lease of life to the stalled democratic process in J&K," External link

news18 Saturday, February 8, 2020 7:26:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : "Not only the top leadership of political mainstream is behind bars but over a thousand workers who have sacrificed a lot for strengthening the political process in Jammu and Kashmir are still under detention," External link

timesofindia Saturday, February 8, 2020 4:09:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari added : "Releasing them all at the earliest will not only provide much needed succour to their families but will indisputably grant a lease of life to the stalled democratic process in J&K," External link

timesofindia Saturday, February 8, 2020 4:09:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari remarked : "The decision of abolition of J&K cadre and doing away with the five-year age relaxation are capricious and have come as a shocker to the people of Jammu and Kashmir, especially its aspirants for the Civil Services career," External link

risingkashmir Friday, February 7, 2020 3:33:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari observed : "The status of Jammu and Kashmir may have changed from a State to Union territory, but unfortunately there is no marked change on the ground situation so far. These hostile decisions are bound to alienate our aspiring youth further," External link

risingkashmir Friday, February 7, 2020 3:33:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari remarked : "The decision of abolition of J&K cadre and doing away with the five-year age relaxation are capricious and have come as a shocker to the people of Jammu and Kashmir, especially its aspirants for the Civil Services career," External link

risingkashmir Friday, February 7, 2020 3:33:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari observed : "The status of Jammu and Kashmir may have changed from a State to Union territory, but unfortunately there is no marked change on the ground situation so far. These hostile decisions are bound to alienate our aspiring youth further," External link

risingkashmir Friday, February 7, 2020 3:33:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : "It is unfortunate that there is no let up in shelling even during winters, causing more worries to the civilian population living in border areas of Jammu and Kashmir," "People have suffered injuries and loss of property amid intense firing and mortar shelling. The Ministry of Home Affairs must ensure availability of sufficient funds to district administration for construction of additional bunkers in the left out areas," External link

timesofindia Tuesday, February 4, 2020 8:40:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “The candidates of Jammu and Kashmir appeared in the examination conducted through NEET after facing tremendous hardships including internet shutdown. They braved all odds with a hope that they will get their share of seats through the same procedure which was in vogue before August 5, 2019,” External link

risingkashmir Saturday, February 1, 2020 8:44:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari observed : “This has been one of our top most political demands submitted before the government of India that our residents/students should have 100 per cent reservation to professional courses in various streams and disciplines offered in medicine and engineering by our medical colleges, engineering colleges and deemed universities of Jammu and Kashmir,” External link

risingkashmir Saturday, February 1, 2020 8:44:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari remarked : “The reconstitution of Board of Professional Entrance Examinations has made students in Jammu and Kashmir anxious amid larger worries of that the scrapping of Article 370 and Article 35A has stripped them of their special status. This will eventually fuel a surge of outsiders into medical and engineering colleges in Jammu and Kashmir,” External link

risingkashmir Saturday, February 1, 2020 8:44:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “The candidates of Jammu and Kashmir appeared in the examination conducted through NEET after facing tremendous hardships including internet shutdown. They braved all odds with a hope that they will get their share of seats through the same procedure which was in vogue before August 5, 2019,” External link

risingkashmir Saturday, February 1, 2020 8:44:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari observed : “This has been one of our top most political demands submitted before the government of India that our residents/students should have 100 per cent reservation to professional courses in various streams and disciplines offered in medicine and engineering by our medical colleges, engineering colleges and deemed universities of Jammu and Kashmir,” External link

risingkashmir Saturday, February 1, 2020 8:44:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari remarked : “The reconstitution of Board of Professional Entrance Examinations has made students in Jammu and Kashmir anxious amid larger worries of that the scrapping of Article 370 and Article 35A has stripped them of their special status. This will eventually fuel a surge of outsiders into medical and engineering colleges in Jammu and Kashmir,” External link

risingkashmir Saturday, February 1, 2020 8:44:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : "The candidates of Jammu and Kashmir appeared in the examination conducted through NEET after facing tremendous hardships including internet shutdown. They braved all odds with a hope that they will get their share of seats through the same procedure which was in vogue before August 5, 2019," External link

business-standard Friday, January 31, 2020 7:58:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “I can only promise and fight for what is doable. Protecting the rights of my people is possible. I cannot make the same promise about the restoration of Article 370 and it would be wrong to take my people down that road,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, January 31, 2020 12:33:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “The Supreme Court verdict vis-a-vis restoration of fundamental rights of the citizens of J&K assumes much significance given the scale of loss suffered by the people — especially in education, health and business sectors — due to the continuous internet shutdown,” External link

timesofindia Friday, January 10, 2020 9:17:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : "The apex court's verdict has given a sigh of relief to the people of Jammu and Kashmir who have tremendously suffered because of communication blockade in last over five months," External link

business-standard Friday, January 10, 2020 2:53:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “We discussed issues related to Kashmir with the diplomats,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, January 10, 2020 2:29:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “I am deeply pained at the loss of lives. My heart goes out for the bereaved families. I am also pained for the seven others who sustained injuries in this fatal accident. I pray for their speedy recovery,” External link

risingkashmir Thursday, June 27, 2019 10:58:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “I am deeply pained at the loss of lives. My heart goes out for the bereaved families. I am also pained for the seven others who sustained injuries in this fatal accident. I pray for their speedy recovery,” External link

risingkashmir Thursday, June 27, 2019 10:58:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari observed : “The dilapidated condition of Srinagar-Jammu National Highway coupled with ban on movement of civilian traffic on this only connecting link between the Valley and rest of the country is a manifestation of some covert plot to give collective punishment to the people of Kashmir,” External link

risingkashmir Thursday, May 16, 2019 10:32:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari observed : “The dilapidated condition of Srinagar-Jammu National Highway coupled with ban on movement of civilian traffic on this only connecting link between the Valley and rest of the country is a manifestation of some covert plot to give collective punishment to the people of Kashmir,” External link

risingkashmir Thursday, May 16, 2019 10:32:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “Today is the eighth day of the holy month of Ramadan, however our problems keep on compounding as the government seems to be making people to suffer for want of potable water, electricity, availability of essential items and smooth roads,” External link

risingkashmir Tuesday, May 14, 2019 11:16:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “Today is the eighth day of the holy month of Ramadan, however our problems keep on compounding as the government seems to be making people to suffer for want of potable water, electricity, availability of essential items and smooth roads,” External link

risingkashmir Tuesday, May 14, 2019 11:16:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari urged : “The administration must come out with some tangible measures to prevent such heart wrenching mishaps in future,” External link

risingkashmir Monday, May 6, 2019 11:00:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari urged : “The administration must come out with some tangible measures to prevent such heart wrenching mishaps in future,” External link

risingkashmir Monday, May 6, 2019 11:00:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari observed : “I personally knew Late Mir sahib very closely. He had not only carved a niche in the business establishment but was equally known for his humility among his friends and associates,” External link

risingkashmir Thursday, April 25, 2019 9:46:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari observed : “I personally knew Late Mir sahib very closely. He had not only carved a niche in the business establishment but was equally known for his humility among his friends and associates,” External link

risingkashmir Thursday, April 25, 2019 9:46:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “I feel we need to send a strong leader to the parliament. We need to send those leaders to the parliament who can make a strong stand for Kashmir cause,” External link

risingkashmir Thursday, April 18, 2019 11:35:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “I feel we need to send a strong leader to the parliament. We need to send those leaders to the parliament who can make a strong stand for Kashmir cause,” External link

risingkashmir Thursday, April 18, 2019 11:35:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “Government wants to enforce curfew for two days a week without bothering about the miseries it can cause to the people,” External link

greaterkashmir Friday, April 5, 2019 1:29:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “Government wants to enforce curfew for two days a week without bothering for the miseries it can cause to people,” External link

greaterkashmir Thursday, April 4, 2019 3:05:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari observed : “My heart goes out for the bereaved families who have lost their loved ones in this mishap. I express my heartfelt sympathies with them and pray for eternal peace to the departed souls. I also wish a speedy recovery for the injured,” External link

risingkashmir Monday, April 1, 2019 11:07:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari observed : “My heart goes out for the bereaved families who have lost their loved ones in this mishap. I express my heartfelt sympathies with them and pray for eternal peace to the departed souls. I also wish a speedy recovery for the injured,” External link

risingkashmir Monday, April 1, 2019 11:07:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “My heart goes out for the bereaved families who have lost their loved ones in this mishap. I express my heartfelt sympathies with them and pray for eternal peace to the departed souls. I also wish a speedy recovery for the injured,” External link

greaterkashmir Monday, April 1, 2019 8:57:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari urged : “The Governor led administration must go for some tangible measures to prevent such frequent heart wrenching mishaps in the state especially in border districts,” External link

greaterkashmir Monday, April 1, 2019 8:57:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari asked : “People have not even forgotten being promised to make the parliament a forum for representing the Kashmir issue at the national level’. But what they did in the Parliament later?” External link

greaterkashmir Saturday, March 23, 2019 1:40:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari asked : “People have not even forgotten being promised to ‘make the parliament a forum for representing the Kashmir issue at the national level’. But what they did in the Parliament later?” External link

greaterkashmir Friday, March 22, 2019 4:07:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “I express my heartfelt sympathies with the bereaved family and pray for eternal peace to the departed soul,” External link

greaterkashmir Wednesday, March 20, 2019 2:11:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “In a democratic set-up we live in, the police must follow proper arrest proceduresincluding documenting the arrest, notifying family members, conducting medical examinations, and producing the suspect before a magistrate within 24 hours as has been directed by the Supreme Court,” External link

greaterkashmir Wednesday, March 20, 2019 2:11:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : "Since there was no degree college available from Budgam upto Chadooora area catering to the upper belt of Amirkadal constituency, i had proposed a new college at this location keeping in view the hardships faced by the student community," External link

greaterkashmir Tuesday, March 5, 2019 1:24:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “I express my heartfelt sympathy and solidarity with the parents whose children have sustained grievous injuries in the incident,” External link

risingkashmir Wednesday, February 13, 2019 11:26:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “I condemn Wednesday’s blast in the strongest terms,” External link

risingkashmir Wednesday, February 13, 2019 11:26:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “Sustaining fatal injuries by the children who were studying for a better future is appalling,” “Such incidents that affect Kashmiri children’s life and education show disregard for fundamental principles of humanity. No cause can justify these incidents,” External link

risingkashmir Wednesday, February 13, 2019 11:26:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari observed : “I don’t think the authorities manning National Highway can facilitate its smooth opening very soon. The bad weather conditions coupled with frequent landslides and shooting stones have created difficulties for them to keep it open for smooth vehicular traffic. So in such a situation the administration must come up with a robust plan to deal with the crisis of stranded passengers and shortage of ration,” External link

greaterkashmir Sunday, February 10, 2019 12:26:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “I express solidarity with the bereaved families who have lost their near and dear ones in these incidents and pray for eternal peace for the departed souls. I also wish a speedy recovery of the policemen who were rescued from the avalanche hit post on Friday,” External link

risingkashmir Saturday, February 9, 2019 10:31:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “The notification issued by the Governor led administration on January 25, 2019 has justified its decision taken in the public interest. But my question is how can an anti-people decision be taken under the garb of public interest?” External link

risingkashmir Saturday, January 26, 2019 10:32:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari remarked : “The Zero Stamp duty decision was taken by the cabinet to improve the socio-economic condition of females in Jammu and Kashmir and the same was applauded by one and all in the country,” External link

risingkashmir Saturday, January 26, 2019 10:32:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “I pray for eternal peace to the departed souls and speedy recovery to those who sustained injuries in this accident,” External link

greaterkashmir Friday, January 25, 2019 1:28:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “With his assent to the J&K reservation (amendment) bill 2014 providing reservation to Pahari community in government jobs, the governor has fulfilled a long-pending demand of this tribe in the state for which the present dispensation deserves accolades,” External link

greaterkashmir Friday, January 25, 2019 1:28:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari observed ( about Amendment Bill ) : “With his assent to the J&K Reservation (Amendment) Bill, 2014 providing reservation to Pahari community in Government jobs, the Governor has fulfilled a long pending demand of this tribe in the state for which the present dispensation deserves accolades,” External link

risingkashmir Thursday, January 24, 2019 10:08:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari added : “I also pray for the eternal peace to the departed souls and speedy recovery to those who sustained injuries in this tragic road accident,” External link

greaterkashmir Thursday, January 24, 2019 3:14:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “I whole heartedly welcome Raj Nath Ji’s statement made at Attari joint check-post in which he has desired an atmosphere of peace and mutual trust wherein the two neighboring countries can live in peaceful co-existence,” External link

risingkashmir Thursday, January 24, 2019 12:52:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “I strongly condemn this unfortunate incident in which our four photojournalists are reported to have sustained pellet injuries today at Shopian,” External link

greaterkashmir Wednesday, January 23, 2019 1:20:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “It has been a long association with PDP, especially with its founder Late Mufti Mohammad Sayeed. My association with this party has been enriching in many ways. It not only gave me a chance to work for my constituency, but provided me an opportunity to contribute my bit in the development across the nook and corner of the state,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, January 20, 2019 6:27:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “I am happy for this decision of the party as my conscience is clean and I never compromised on my principles. I wish the J&K PDP all the very best!” External link

greaterkashmir Sunday, January 20, 2019 12:49:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “Today, I feel relieved from a huge burden. My continuation in the PDP was against my conscience,” “I welcome party’s decisionthey have freed me cage today” External link

greaterkashmir Sunday, January 20, 2019 12:49:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “It not only gave me a chance to work for my constituency but provided me an opportunity to contribute my bit in the development across the nook and corner of the state,” External link

greaterkashmir Sunday, January 20, 2019 12:49:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “Power and position have never been an allurement for me as the history bears a testimony to that fact. During this brief stint of my active politics I also got a chance to witness the downfall of so called popular leaders and rise of those who were hitherto unknown in the arena of politics,” External link

greaterkashmir Sunday, January 20, 2019 12:49:00 AM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “My conscience has been freed from the burden, which it was carrying for being part of PDP. I welcome the party’s decision to free me. It feels like I have been freed from a prison” External link

risingkashmir Saturday, January 19, 2019 10:38:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “I have been working for the people and will continue to do so and soon let everybody know which way I opt for,” External link

risingkashmir Saturday, January 19, 2019 10:38:00 PM EAT

Altaf Bukhari said : “An atmosphere of infighting, pulling each other down and continuous backbiting had developed inside PDP,” “The aspirations of the people who had voted PDP to power were put on the backburner. And when the leaders indulge in fighting and conspiring again