Cycle rally for safety of women

Jamia Milia Islamia will organise a 1,100-km-long cycle rally to spread awareness regarding safety of woman and to provide them a secure environment in the country.

The rally, to be flagged off Nov 9 by Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, will cover a distance of approximately 1,100 km.

It will pass through the states of Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana and Chandigarh to finally reach the national capital, where it will be received by Delhi Governor Najeeb Jung at the Jamia Milia Islamia, said a press release Sunday.

A team of 25 students, including 11 girls, along with 15 staff members from Jamia Millia Islamia will participate in this rally led by Major (Prof.) N.U. Khan, National Cadet Corp officer and professor in the Department of Social Work at Jamia Milia Islamia.

During the rally, the participants will interact with villagers and students from other states on women’s safety issues.

(Source: IANS)

Gen V.K. Singh to seek report through RTI

Former Army chief General VK Singh will be filing an Right to Information today seeking an Army board of enquiry report on Technical Support Division (TSD).

Singh was alleged to have set up a special unit in the Army during his tenure to topple Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah’s government as reported in a daily.

The Army report claimed that Singh had used TSD to tap telephone conversations.

While denying the reports completely, Singh had called the allegations of him trying to destabilise J&K governmwent as “motivated and most absurd”.

He further added that if TSD was allowed to function properly, the cross border terrorism wouldn’t have existed.

BJP President Rajnath Singh also on Sunday came out in support of former Army chief Gen V K Singh, saying the government was deliberately troubling all personalities who want to join the saffron party.

The Defence Ministry on Saturday admitted to getting the Army report but did not confirm the contents of the report.

(Source: IANS)