Saturday, August 22, 2009

Darakhshan in Ramban

Ramban villages lack behid in development: Darakhshan
The Excelsior, Jammu
August 11,2009
During the extensive tour of Ramban district today SDP supremo Dr Darakhshan Andrabi addressed many public rallies in different villages of and workers congregation at Ramban town. Hundreds of party activists attended the worker’s meet at Ramban. Eighty seven new delegates were inducted into the party. SDP Chief was accompanied by SDP District Ramban Incharge Peer Abdul Majeed Shah and SDP Convenor Ajay Kumar. SDP Chief also announced the new district body and the block commitees for the district. Speaking to the party workers at Ramban Dr Andrabi said that this district lacks behind in all the spheres of life and we see a very slow pace of development in the areas abondoned by the civil administration. She said that the present government has yet to begin its highly publicized developmental revolution in the state. Dr Darakhshan said that the state machinery needs a very big scale overhaul inoder to put to the track the otherwise derailed state government machinery. Dr Darakhshan said that the ongoing Assembly seesion has once again exhibited the hollowness of PDP. She said that when a leader of Mehbooba's stature behaves like a gunda on the floor of House, what else can be expected from her other party colleageues.
Later while addressing a huge public rally at Ramsu, SDP president stressed upon the government to improve the road connectivity in this hilly district as the people here confront road accidents now and then. When she was speaking to the people there,the news of a bus felling into river Chinab came to her. She cut short her speech and rushed to the accident spot alongwith many party workers and leaders and helped the concerned on spot. She expressed shock and grief on the loss of life on such an alarming magnitude. Dr Darakhshan expressed her sympathies with those killed and demanded adequate financial relief to the of kith and kin of the people killed.

Darakhshan at Kirchi in Basantgarh hill Rally

Address to a public rally at Gujjar Patti

Darakhshan in Remote Gujjar Basti of Basantgarh
The Early Times, Jammu
Socialistic Democratic Party today held a public rally in a remote hilly area inhibited by Gujjar Community in Kirchi hillock in Doodu Basantgarh area of Ramnagar constituency. It was the first ever political congregation of any political party in that area where for the last sixty years of democratic rule in the state none of the political leaders visited these tribal areas abandoned by the facilities of modern day life.This rally was organized by SDP incharge of that area Kamal Chand. Dr Darakhshan Andrabi,SDP supremo alongwith his party leaders Ajay Sharma, Thakur Baldev Singh, Ajay Raina, Rajiv Bhagat, Mohammad Yousuf Rather and Sardar Gursagar Singh.Dr Darakhshan and her team traveled many kilometers on foot to reach out to these deserted and isolated people. She traveled door to door in more than four localities where she got the first hand appraisal of the difficulties faced by these poor tribal people. In her address to the gathering there, SDP president Dr Darakhshan Andrabi expessed her shock and surprise on the backwardness and life without all day to day facilities in the locality while the elected representatives of the area and the government have been continuously making magaphonic claims of development in the area and the state respectively. Dr Darakhshan criticized the bureaucrats and development agencies of the area for ignoring this large population who have no access to education and the development. She assured the population of the area that she would fight for their rights and will strike hard to wake up the concerned government agencies and departments from their criminal slumber to help this isolated and deprived class of the society.

Leading a Peace Rally at Mujgund, Srinagar

Dr Darakhshan Andrabi addressing a Peace and Anti- Terrorism Rally at Mujgund, Srinagar

Friday, August 21, 2009


The Daily Mirror of Kashmir, Srinagar
July 2, 2009
Dr Darakhshan Andrabi led a huge peace rally at Shiva Sopore which was attended by hundreds of local people in addition to the SDP workers from different parts of the district. This is the locality of separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani and for the first time in the last twenty years any mainstream politician dared to initiate such march there. Dr Darakhshan was accompanied by the top rung leadership of SDP. Dr Darakhshan led the march which travelled throughout the town and culminated in the form of a huge public rally which was addressed by Darakhshan. In her address she criticized the separatist leadership for leading the young generation to graveyards and gift death and backwardness to the people in valley.She said that this area has remained the hub of militancy and the last two decades have only earned misiries to the area. Dr Darakhshan invited the people to at least now shun the silence and violence and join her peace initiatives. She said that she felt encouraged by the overwhelming support and participation of the people here in huge numbers. Dr Darakhshan later paid a visit at the Dargah situated on the hillock near Shiva and prayed for peace.

Jammu Rath Yatra

Jammu Rath Yatra

Dr Darakhshan during the Jammu Rath Yatra

Adress to public at Sonawar Srinagar: July2,2009

SDP President Dr Darakhshan Andrabi addressed a public rally at Sonawar, Srinagar today afternoon

Public Rally at Magam

Socialistic Democratic Party today held a huge public rally at Magam in Budgam districtwhich was addressed by party supremo Dr Darakhshan Andrabi

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

SDP activists felicitate Dr Darakhshan Andrabi
Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, June 23: Activists and leaders of Socialist Democratic Party (SDP), felicitated the party president Dr Darakhshan Andrabi for receiving prestigious ‘Rani Lakshmi Bhai- Daughter of India’ award.
The party activists honoured Dr Andrabi who arrived here after receiving the award at a function held today. She received this award at a function held at Gawalior recently. Dr Andrabi, a young Kashmiri political leader, reformer and a noted social activist has many awards of national repute to her credit.
This award has been given by the Government of Madhya Pradesh for her mission, services and struggle against the terrorism. In the felicitation function, the party activists honoured her with a sword and a Dogra turban. She was garlanded profusely as she reached at the venue after coming from Madhya Pradesh here.
While speaking on the occasion, Dr Andrabi said it is a great honour to get an award connected to the name of great Rani Jhansi. She expressed that character of Rani Lakshmi Bhai always inspired her to fight for her country, its integrity and security and today she re-affirmed her conviction to continue fight against militancy, communalism, regionalism and separatism in J&K like Rani of Jhansi. She said her dream was to see J&K a complete peaceful state flourishing with prosperity.
Prominent among those present on the occasion included Surinder Choudhary, Peer Abdul Majid, Rajiv Bhagat and Sunil Sharma.

Monday, August 17, 2009


Gawalior,21st of June 2009
The Hindustan Times

Dr Darakhshan Andrabi of J&K ang Sadhvi Ritambara of Brindavan have been awarded with this year's Rani Lakhshmi Bhai Annual Awards during her 101st Martyr's Day Mela organised in the LaXshmi Bhai Maidan in Gwalior,the place of martyrdom of the great Rani of Jhasi. The celebrations lasted for whole of the night. This mela was inaugurated by the home Minister of the state Narayan Singh Kushwaha whileas the night long programme session was presided over by the Cultural Minister of Madhya Pradesh Laxmikant Sharma. He presented Rani Laxmibhai Daughter of India award to Dr Darakhshan Andrabi for her valourous fight against terrorism,separatism and communalism in the trouble torn state and Rani Laxmi Bhai Bravery Award to Sadhvi Hritimbara for her relentless mission of propogating Indian Cultue,traditions and spirit in the people.At least fifteen thousand people were witness to this grand function when amidst thundering slogans of Bharat Kee Beti Zindabad, Dr Darakhshan Andarbi,president of the Socialistic Democratic Party of J&K recieved this title and award. In her speech after recieving this prestigeous award,Dr darakhshan said that her mission is to fight for this grat country as Laxmibhai did a century ago. She said that within her own state she is proud to be the only staunch opposer of all separatists and terrorists ans still ignored by its own government and administration,she with utmost threat to her life keeps her mission going as the Great Rani of Jhansi did in her own times. Referring to her white attire,she said that she has begun to wear this coffin five years ago as she knows that she can be killed anytime for her unconditional,brave and honest fight against separatism and perochialism in J&K. After recieving her award the famous Sadhvi Hritimbara dedicated her award to the great Laxmibhai and blessed Darakhshan and prayed for her longivity. She said that Darakhshan is the contemporary Avtaar of Rani Laxmibhai and we all true true sons and daughters should pledge to stand by her mission and dedidated fight.Later today the Mayor of Gwalior Vivek Narayan Shejwalkar arranged reception on behalf of the Chief Minister in honour of Sadhvi Ritimbara and Dr Darakhshan Andrabi.