Azad calls for restoration of statehood for IIOJK


In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, Congress leader, Ghulam Nabi Azad has reiterated the demand for restoration of the statehood of the territory before assembly elections.

Ghulam Nabi Azad addressing a public rally in Ramban, Jammu, said the people of Kashmir are suffering as there is no alternative to the democratic government.

“The bureaucracy is no substitute for the popu-lar government. We cannot hold them responsible for their failure to mitigate the sufferings of the public. They are not meant to visit far-off places and listen to the public as they are constitutionally as-signed the job of working in offices,” he added.

Ghulam Nabi Azad claimed the authorities are not treating everyone equally and are taking “anti-people” steps like evicting people from lands that have been in their possession for decades.—KMS

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