Srinagar: National Conference on Sunday said the exclusivist policies and the scripted mayhem of ruling dispensation at New Delhi towards Jammu and Kashmir has left a trail of destroyed economy, and smoldered democracy.
NC General Secertary Ali Muhammad Sagar expressed concern over the widespread administrative inertia, crumbling economy, soaring unemployment, and scathing alienation of the people of Jammu and Kashmir.
He said subsequent milestones achieved by the ruling dispensation were ill-conceived and back breaking. “The mutilating, downgrading, and disempowering Jammu and Kashmir has pushed the entire region into a limbo and on the terminal path of alienation.”
Sagar said the promises made by the ruling dispensation at the time of unilateral and unconstitutional abrogation of J&K’s constitutionally guaranteed status have fallen flat.
“On the contrary the spurious claims of the ruling dispensation at New Delhi have become apparent looking at the crumbling tourism, handicrafts, and health and education sectors in J&K. From being a revenue surplus state to a revenue deficit one, the development is before people. The only thing the ruling dispensation has ably done is to disenfranchise the local youth from employment opportunities. The apparent discrimination and regional bias in India post, JK Bank recruitment is a telling indictment of the wanton prejudice and unfairness being meted out to Kashmiri at every level. Outsourcing of security for JK Bank, outsourcing of contract for sand extraction and discriminatory new mining policy, disengagement of Self help groups of engineers are few glaring examples of the discrimination being meted out to Kashmiri. This has to end,” he said.
Sagar said there can be no redemption in the situation unless New Delhi doesn’t change its August 5th decisions. “New Delhi has to give a sense of entitlement to the people of Jammu and Kashmir by undoing its August 5, 2019 policy and restoring democracy to its pristine glory”.