PDP takes to streets across JK
SEEKS K-RESOLUTION; SAYS COALITION A ‘FAILURE’
UMER MAQBOOL DAR/ALTAF BABA
Srinagar/ Baramulla, Jan 19: The opposition Peoples Democratic Party on Wednesday staged State wide protest rallies to press for the resolution of Kashmir issue and protest against the “governance failure” and alleged rights violation.
Senior party leaders including legislators led these rallies at different district headquarters to press for permanent resolution of Kashmir, reduction of forces from the civilian areas, revocation of Armed Forces Special Powers Act and release of the youth and political activists. They also staged protests against what they termed “political apathy” and “governance failure “in the State.
Hundreds of PDP activists carrying placards and banners in their hands staged protests in Baramulla, Bandipora, Sonawari, Islamabad, Pulwama, Shopian, Kishtwar, Doda, Rajouri, Poonch, Ramban and other places of the State .
CORRUPTION AT PEAK:DILAWAR
“Whether it is electricity, water or ration, the government has failed to provide even basic amenities to the people. The corruption is at its peak in every scheme whether it is NREGA, Indhira Awas Yojna or Social Welfare Department. If our allegations about irregularities, nepotism and corruption would prove wrong, I would say goodbye to politics,” the party general secretary, Muhammad Dilawar Mir told Greater Kashmir.
In North Kashmir’s Baramulla and Ganderbal district, Moulvi Iftikhar Hussain Ansari and Dilawar Mir led the protests respectively.
CM SPENT Rs 15 CRORE ON HOUSE: ANSARI
Ansari alleged that, “Omar Abdullah spent about Rs 15 crore on his house.”
The party workers staged a sit-in at Beehama Chowk in Ganderbal suspending the traffic for hours. Carrying lanterns, placards and banners in their hands, they shouted anti government slogans.
At Pulwama, the party activists and senior leaders carrying photographs of youth killed in last year’s summer unrest, staged protests and at Budgam and Sonawari the procession was led by Javaid Mustafa Mir and Yasir Reshi.
At Pulwama, the party workers accused the government of failing to provide amenities to the people. “There’s scarcity of ration and other essentials in every nook and corner of the State,” the protestors said. At Bandipora, Nizamudin Bhat led the demonstration.
(With inputs from Waheed Ur Rehman, Sheikh Nazir)
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