Soz blames committee on temples` bill for deadlock in Assembly

Jammu and Kashmir Congress on Thursday said the select committee`s failure to evolve a consensus on inclusion of all temples under the ambit of Kashmiri Hindus Shrines Bill was the reason for deadlock in the Assembly.

Communal forces pose a threat to secular fabric of India: Soz

Cautioning people against communal and divisive forces, Congress said they posed a threat to the secular fabric of state and nation, and stressed that Congress would give a befitting reply to them.

Cong workers want party to fight polls on its own in J&K: Soz

J&K Congress unit chief Saifuddin Soz on Sunday said the party workers in the state want that it should contest polls on its own and he will convey their sentiments to the high command which will take the final decision on any tie-up.

Summoning former Army chief will serve no purpose: Soz

Disapproving of the move to summon former Army chief VK Singh before the legislative council privileges committee, Jammu and Kashmir Congress chief Saifuddin Soz on Sunday said it would not serve any purpose and he should be given "some respect" for the position he held.

Article 370 is Constitution`s integral part, can`t be amended: Soz

Claiming Article 370 is an "integral part of the Constitution" and it cannot be amended, J&K Congress` Saifuddin Soz challenged Narendra Modi to participate in one-on-one debate with him on the issue.

Indo-Pak dialogue way forward for prosperous relations: JKPCC

India and Pakistan can have prosperous relations by way of dialogue, but Islamabad cannot use pressure tactics to make New Delhi accept anything, JKPCC president Saifuddin Soz said on Sunday.

Azad, Soz on Congress election panel for J&K

Both factions in Jammu and Kashmir Congress have been accommodated in the Election Committee for the state announced ahead of Lok Sabha and Assembly polls next year.

Law will take its own course, Soz on allegations against DyCM

In wake of allegations of corruption levelled against Deputy Chief Minister Tara Chand by his Public Relations Officer Kewal Sharma, JKPCC chief Saifuddin Soz said law will take its own course.

AFSPA temporary, it has to go: Congress

The Congress on Sunday insisted that Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) was temporary and maintained that it can be revoked only after proper consultations.

Cong to emerge single largest party in next J&K polls: Soz

Congress will emerge as the single largest party in Jammu and Kashmir in the 2014 assembly polls, party`s state chief Saifuddin Soz said on Saturday.

PM likely to visit J&K in June, says Soz

Prime Minister Manomhan Singh is likely to visit Jammu and Kashmir in June, state Congress president Saifuddin Soz said on Wednesday.

Soz in Delhi to attend PAC of Parliament: JKPCC

Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee rubbished media reports claiming that party`s state chief Saifuddin Soz was summoned by party High Command.

Soz appeals to PM for release of J&K youth acquitted in blast case

Jammu and Kashmir Congress` Saifuddin Soz appealed to PM Manmohan Singh to direct release of 2 youth, who were acquitted in 1996 Lajpat Nagar blasts case by Delhi High Court but were arrested again.

Congress emerging as only choice in Jammu region: Saifuddin Soz

J&K Congress on Sunday said that the party is emerging as the only choice in the region and BJP`s presence has become irrelevant.

‘Rahul Gandhi be made party vice president or secy general’

Saifuddin Soz said he has no hesitation in demanding appointment of Rahul Gandhi as vice president of the party or secretary general in charge of the party organisation.

Bring Kashmir Valley on railway map: Soz

A demand was made in the Rajya
Sabha today to bring Kashmir Valley "fully on the railway map"
of the country by expediting surveys and construction works in
pending projects.

Cabinet reshuffle at appropriate time: Soz

People close to Chief Minister Omar Abdullah ruled out any Cabinet reshuffle at the moment.

Soz bats for talks over AFSPA withdrawal

Congress on Saturday said talks with all stakeholders over the withdrawal of Armed Forces Special Power Act from Jammu & Kashmir
should be initiated.

Omar didn’t consult Congress on AFSPA: Soz

The rift in the NC-Congress alliance over the AFSPA issue deepened with Saifuddin Soz accusing CM Omar Abdullah of not consulting his party.

Soz echoes Rahul`s views on terror attacks

Echoing the views of Rahul
Gandhi on the Mumbai blasts that it is "very difficult" to
stop every single terror attack, senior Congress leader
Saifuddin Soz on Thursday said things like these "can happen" in a
big country.