Measures taken on August 5 pose ‘fundamental threat’ J&K peoples interests: NC

Srinagar, July 27: National Conference on Monday said the measures that were undertaken on 5 August last year, and since then pose a fundamental threat to the interests of the people of Jammu and Kashmir.

Party additional general secretary Sheikh Mustafa Kamal said, “Situation in Kashmir has turned from bad to worse. There is no semblance of good governance. The borders are tense.  The everyday confrontation has not confined itself to LOC.  The militancy hasn’t shown any decline, every day we come to hear about gun battles.  It has been a year now since Articles 370, 35-A was unconstitutionally, and immorally rendered defunct. The prevailing situation does suggest that everything is not right in J&K. Where are the jobs? Where is the development? J&K has only suffered with major reverses on every front be it economy, agriculture, administration, education and health. People don’t know where to go and get their issues redressed. The tourism, handicraft sector is going through the worst ever slump,” he said.

He further added, “GOI is presently playing the shorts, but despite having all the administrative apparatus at its disposal it has miserably failed on every front. It has failed to ensure security of political workers, and common people. On the contrary the measures that were undertaken on 5th of august have despoiled what was achieved over the years. The measures undertaken on 5th of august have reversed the situation in J&k back to the 90’s. What was done to those who had been watering the bond between New Delhi and Srinagar? Most of the former legislatures, MLAs are still under house detentions. Every single step taken by GOI in J&k after August 5th last year has only added salt to the miseries of people. The domicile law is no less than a humiliation, where natives of J&K are being made to queue up in lines to get their certificates.  Work on all major projects has come to a grinding halt.”

Meanwhile a meet was held here at Party Headquarters Nawa e Subha, where glowing tributes were paid to veteran party member and Block President Eidgah Ghulam Muhammad Lone. On the occasion the participants also paid glowing tributes to party senior leader Dr Syed Muhammad Shafi, who passed away the other day. Among those who were present include Mohammad Syed Akhoon, Showkat Mir, Peer Afaq. The functionaries offered Fateh for the deceased members and prayed for eternal repose to their departed souls. They also prayed for strength to the bereaved families. (GNS)

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