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J&K badly needs elected government: Sagar

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National Conference General Secretary Ali Muhammad Sagar Monday said that the ground situation in Jammu and Kashmir is contrary to the tall claims made by the government.

In a statement, Sagar said, “the make-believe reality of the JK administration stands in sharp contrast to the ground reality. The attempts to disenfranchise the people of J&K are gaining momentum with each passing day. Black listing of local contractors and targeting their livelihood is the newest benchmark achieved by the incumbent administration in its ongoing reckless experimentation in the beleaguered region. The ruling dispensation and its pliable administration is taking the region down a path engulfed with uncertainty. Any further delay in the restoration of the people’s government will only add to the misery of people and push the entire region to a point of no return.”

Sagar while underscoring the need for having an elected government in J&K said that previously having a prolonged Governor’s rule and President’s rule from 1990-96 didn’t prove any effective towards improving the situation. “It was only after a representative government led by Dr Farooq Abdullah came in, things started improving. Today we see the gulf between the government and the people of the state increases. To reverse this trend we ought to have a representative government in the state. Why is it that, the state is being deliberately kept away from a democratic process. The promise of bridging “Dil ki doori” and “Dilli Say doori’ had filled the people with hope. There is a need to encapsulate all dimensions to build back faith in the people of J&K with peace-building efforts and restoration of democracy at the heart of it,” he said. [KNT]

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