Kashmir’s suffering go beyond economic catastrophe: Farooq

Srinagar, November 03 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the Jammu and Kashmir National Conference President, Farooq Abdullah, has said that the prolonged uncertainty in the territory is taking a heavy toll on every sector, maintaining that the depth of Kashmir’s suffering goes beyond economic catastrophe.

Farooq Abdullah addressing a gathering in Bandipora district said, Kashmir has subsided from memory of the rulers in New Delhi and the situation on the ground contradicts the Indian Government’s claim.

“The uncertainty on all the fronts – political, economic and educational – has only deepened since 2019. Our youth continue to be at the receiving end of it. Repeated assurances and promises by the Government to create new jobs and fill the existing vacancies have not fructified. Thousands of daily wage workers working in different departments are suffering but nothing substantial is being done to address their long pending issues,” he said.

He said the Kashmiri youth are sinking under the weight of the incumbent administration’s indifference. “The mounting evidence is in the form of widespread and scathing unemployment and job losses resulting in their continuing alienation and frustration,” he added.

Farooq Abdullah said the incumbent administration’s lack of interest in the needs of youths has also incurred a cost in terms of their physical and mental health. “Mired by hopelessness and anxiety, our youths are taking to drug addiction and substance abuse. The situation is very grim and our youths are living the grimmest nightmare,” he added.

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