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January 28, 2017 9:33 pm

From KO Archives: And Now Farooq Abdullah Justifies Emergency

NEW DELHI: Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah today justified the imposition of emergency in the country in 1976 saying it infused accountability among the masses.

During the emergency period, people were bound to be accountable. There was fear in everybody, including employees, which made them work properly, Farooq said at a function organised for the release of a book ‘Nearer The Truth’. Farooq said in politics some elements tended to created differences between politicians “for small gains” and a wedge was driven between

Indira Gandhi and himself .A lot of misunderstanding was created between Indiraji and myself during her last phase of life.But I always treated her as my mother although there might have been political differences, the National

Conference President said. He said people are taking Freedom for granted, but preserving it is difficult. It calls for responsibility, he said.

(KASHMIR OBSERVER, 29 January ,1999)


Absconding Bank Manager Nabbed


SRINAGAR: The 41.5 lac embezzlement case of the Kamraaz Rural Bank seems to have been wrapped after the arrest of the Manager of the Kralpora (Kupwara) branch of the said bank.

The Bank authorities had shifted the branch from Kralpora to Kupwara proper after the embezzlement was discovered and the Branch Manager declared absconding. The case had then been handed over to the police.

The Branch Manager was nabbed in Kupwara 20 days after the police launched a hunt for him.

(KASHMIR OBSERVER, 29 January ,1999)


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