IIOJK has become poor after August 2019: Azad

Jammu, December 02 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the veteran Congress leader, Ghulam Nabi Azad has said that J&K has become poor after August 2019 when it was dividied into a Union Territory.

The Congress leader while talking to reporters in Jammu said, “There were 13000 industries in Kathua, Samba and Jammu districts before J&K was downgraded into a so-called union territory. At present, 7500 industries in these areas are closed while in Kashmir valley all industries are shut.”

He said, “The erstwhile State has become poor during the past two years and the promises of development were just eyewash. Things are bad from Ladakh to Lakhanpur.”

Azad said, “People of Jammu Kashmir are being deprived of jobs. In the past two years Jammu region has moved 30-years backward. Political parties should realize that they can no longer raise hollow slogans and should not repeat the mistakes that were committed in the past. All the parties did get a chance to rule J&K in the past.”

He said, ‘We have started a struggle to get the State back. Political parties should stop dividing people on the name of religion as the masses want development and the redressal of their issues.

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