Thursday, August 17, 2017
ABOUT US CONTACT US ADVERTISE WITH US FOLLOW US ON    
 
Kashmir Times Logo www.kashmirtimes.com
Front Page
Governor’s rule unavoidable to restore normalcy: Farooq
‘Dialogue with Pak, all stakeholders in Kashmir only way forward’
KT NEWS SERVICE
SRINAGAR, May 18: National Conference (NC) president and Member of Parliament for Srinagar, Dr Farooq Abdullah today said imposition of governor’s rule and placing the legislative assembly under suspended animation was unavoidable and imperative to restore normalcy and peace in Kashmir.

Speaking to reporters in Srinagar, Dr Farooq Abdullah said the PDP-BJP Alliance was bereft of a political agenda and had been forged with the singular purpose of attaining power. “The alleged ‘Agenda of the Alliance’ has been torn to shreds and debunked by the BJP. As far as the PDP is concerned, they gave the ‘Agenda of the Alliance’ a discreet burial when Mufti Sahab passed away”, Dr Abdullah said when asked about the ruling alliance in the State.

NC president said replacing chief minister Mehbooba Mufti with a chief minister from the BJP would not help restore peace in the Valley as the alliance in its entirety had failed and was unable to deliver and fulfill its political promises. “Changing horses midway will not help. The government has become extremely unpopular and has lost the faith and support of the people – as is evident with every passing day and as seen a couple of days ago when female attendees at a Government organized event at SKICC refused to be addressed by the CM and stormed out of the event raising slogans”, Dr Abdullah said.

“The imposition of governor’s rule is not an ideal solution but in the present circumstances where the State is being pushed back to the uncertainty and turmoil of the early 90s, it is the only plausible option. This is for the first time in almost three decades that an election had to be cancelled and we are down from a 26 percent turnout to a seven percent turnout – thanks to this Government’s policies and failure. The imposition of Governor’s rule would calm tempers and also make the Administration to be perceived as politically neutral – allowing basic governance to be restored. The State bureaucracy too is in a state of disarray and dismay owing to mishandling and unprecedented impropriety by the PDP-BJP Government. Juniors are being promoted over seniors and key departments are being run in an ad-hoc and chaotic manner. The result is a complete failure on the governance front in addition to a failure on the political front. There is no sign of development. The only sign of the government is these ribbon-cutting photo-opportunities of the Chief Minister inaugurating projects of the previous Government in the State”, Dr Abdullah added.

He said an open-ended, unconditional and uninterruptable dialogue with Pakistan and with stakeholders in Kashmir was the only way forward to deal with the Kashmir Issue. “New Delhi has to talk to Pakistan and also initiate talks with various stakeholders in Kashmir without any restrictions and conditions. There is no other option. The sooner New Delhi does this the better it is for the State and the entire region. My apprehension is that the damage done would be far too much to handle and reverse by the time such a political initiative is taken. There should be no further delay”, Dr Abdullah said.

He also expressed disappointment at the unfortunate decision of dropping all four nominees to the J&K High Court from Kashmir while all three vacancies were filled by nominees from Jammu. “We have always and will always support equal rights and treatment of all the regions of the State. Discriminating against one region and favouring another region for political reasons is shameful and will further add to the sense of alienation and discrimination in Kashmir. The Government is playing with fire and will be responsible for further widening the already unprecedented chasm between the two regions. When you rob people of Kashmir of due representation and a right to equality – in judiciary and elsewhere – you are the ones pushing them against the wall and leaving them with no option but to agitate and protest. There should be no discrimination. Our lawyers have rendered their services in unimaginable circumstances and risked their lives to serve the judiciary – such discrimination against them is tragic and very sad”, NC president added.


News Updated at : Saturday, May 20, 2017
 
Comment on this Story 
 
 
Top Stories of the Day  
Governor’s rule unavoidable to restore normalcy: Farooq
SRINAGAR, May 18: National Conference (NC) president and Member of Parliament for Srinagar, Dr Farooq Abdullah today said imposition of governor’s rule and placing the legislative assembly under suspended animation was unavoidable and imperative to restore normalcy and peace in Kashmir. Speaking to reporters in Srinagar, Dr Farooq Abdullah said the PDP-BJP Alliance was bereft of a political agenda and had been forged with the singular purpose of attaining power. “The alleged ‘Agenda of the Al
> Centre rules out dialogue with Kashmiri separatists
> 18-hour long search operation ends in Tral
> Mehbooba to people: Peace imperative for development, prosperity
> ICJ order a ‘big blow to Pak’: Antony
> CM condoles union minister’s demise
 
 
Other Stories from Web  
 
 
 
Find us on
 
 
Weather Report
 
Shridev Sharma
 
Mata Vaishnodevi | Matavaishnodevi | Mata Vaishno Devi
 
Electric Blanket | Electric Bed Warmers | Electric Under Blankets | Electric Heating Blanket
 
 
 
Web Design Jammu, Web Design Company, Ideogram Jammu
 
 
Home | Contact Us | Kashmir Times | Kashmir Times E-Paper - Jammu | Kashmir Times E-Paper - Srinagar | Dainik Kashmir Times | Jammu Prabhat
Copyright 2013 Kashmir Times Group. All rights reserved. Powered by Ideogram Technology Solutions Pvt. Ltd.