Farooq debunks BJP claim of normalcy in IIOJK

Jammu, Sept 02 (KMS): National Conference President Dr Farooq Abdullah has debunked the Baharatiya Janata Party (BJP) claim about ‘all is well in Jammu and Kashmir’, saying if so, how come even its activists were being killed in the territory.

Addressing a day-long interactive session with the National Conference functionaries of the Jammu province at Sher-e-Kashmir Bhavan, Farooq dwelt upon the overall scenario and also discussed the party affairs with senior colleagues.

He made a special reference to the acts of violence against the elected representatives and called for adequate security to those elected to Panchayat Raj Institutions, as, he said, they were required to visit their areas for the purposes of development and to listen to the people. Their security should not be jeopardized, he cautioned.

The National Conference president said the people; especially the youth, were encountered with numerous problems as the promises proved just a hoax. “The unemployment is on the rise and the educated unemployed are undergoing a phase of despair. The trend is needed to be arrested by opening up vistas of opportunities in terms of employment generation and recruitment on the fast track basis,” he stated.