Srinagar, June 15 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the Jammu and Kashmir National Conference leader, Ali Muhammad Sagar, on Tuesday maintained that the ground situation in the territory is contrary to what is claimed by the authorities.
The NC General Secretary Ali Muhammad Sagar in a statement in Srinagar said there is no semblance of development and good governance on ground in the entire territory. He said Jammu and Kashmir which used to be in the top-notch performers vis-à-vis human development index, infrastructure and development has plumped down to that of underperforming regions.
“Two years after the August 5 measures, the development activities in JK are yet to pick up. The successive lockdowns and clampdowns have further withered out any possible recovery. On the contrary the incumbent administration, low on the democratic moorings has further failed to catapult the region from the dark abyss of uncertainty, unemployment, development deficit and administrative inertia,” he said.
He said the Kashmiri people are being discriminated on every front. Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh have been put on a lower pedestal with no say over the administration, decision making and policy making, he added.
Sagar called for restoration of people’s rights and giving a sense of entitlement to the youth by protecting their job avenues and giving them stake in administration and legislation.