In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, National Conference President, Dr Farooq Abdullah Wednesday debunked the BJP claim about “all is well in Jammu and Kashmir”, saying if so, how come even its activists are being killed in unfortunate militancy violence.
A party statement addressing a day-long interactive session on Wednesday with the National Conference functionaries of the Jammu Province at Sher-e-Kashmir Bhavan, Dr Abdullah dwelt upon the overall scenario and also discussed the party affairs with senior colleagues.
He made a special reference to the acts of violence against the elected representatives and called for adequate security to those elected to Panchayat Raj Institutions, as they are required to visit their areas for the purposes of development and to listen to the people. Their security should not be jeopardized, Abdullah cautioned.
The National Conference President said the people, especially the youth, are encountered with numerous problems as the promises made have proved “just a hoax.”
The unemployment is on the rise and the educated unemployed are undergoing a phase of despair. The trend needs to be arrested by opening up vistas of opportunities in terms of employment generation and recruitment on the fast track basis, he said.
Dr Abdullah, however, expressed optimism about things changing for the better in Jammu and Kashmir—KMS