“After Article 370 Abrogation, other spaces being choked”
Accused Govt of allowing free liquor, drugs
Farooq Abdullah questioned Govt over 50,000 jobs promise
Srinagar, October 15 :
People’s Alliance for Gupkar Declaration (PAGD) Saturday accused the “Centre of choking even the breathing space of people of J&K, leaving them suffer on every front” and said situation is detoriating fast in Jammu and Kashmir.
Addressing a presser, PAGD spokesman M Y Tarigami said threadbare discussion was held by the alliance on the present political scenario in J&K and participants expressed serious concern on the deteriorating situation in J&K.
“ after Abrogation Article 370, now other ways of survival are being gradually choked, constitutional liberties, freedom of speech is under assault while police stations and jails are being filled with innocent people,” said Tarigami, who was flanked by PAGD chief Dr Farooq Abdullah, PDP president Mehbooba Mufti, ANC vice president Muzaffar Shah and others.
Tarigami added that it is high time for the people and the political parties of J&K to wake up and raise a collective and united voice against the “present onslaught of New Delhi on People of J&K”
He also jails outside J&K have now no capacity given the number of people of Kashmir lodged there,” Tarigami alleged. “Outside every police station, parents are waiting for their children to come out.”
Tarigami also called the frequent visits of Union Ministers as a “move to push people of Kashmir to wall further.”
Reacting to the Prime Minister Narendera Modi for stating that power and democracy was taken to grassroot level in J&K; Tarigami said, “The Naya Kashmir document, decentralization has been prioritized and democracy was already at the grassroot level.”
He also accused the Government for allowing sale or liquor, beer and drugs freely.
” if J&K is being converted into Gujrat model; why sale of liquor, beer and drugs is being allowed freely,” he said.
Regarding the voting rights to any one with authorization of the Tehsildars,Tarigami said that giving voting rights is the prerogative of Election Commission, “why government was issuing orders.?On the next day of order, the media is being told that the order stands withdrawn. Isn’t this a mockery of democracy?
Meanwhile, replying to a question, PAGD chief and senior NC leader Dr Farooq Abdullah questioned the government about the promise of 50,000 jobs. “Situation is getting worse as the number of unemployed youth is swelling. I visited Marwah, Dachan in Jammu region and found that a Sub-District hospital has no doctor at all,” he said (KNS)