Fragile peace won’t last long: Mehbooba
PDP denied permission to hold public meeting at Bhaderwah
GK NEWS NETWORK
Bhaderwah, Sep 16: The President of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Mehbooba Mufti on Friday said, “Fragile peace in the state won’t last long.”
“The NC led regime has been creating false impression of peace through oppressive measures. Such fragile peace cannot last long,” she said while addressing workers meeting at Bhaderwah Dak Bunglow after party was denied permission to hold public meeting at the already fixed venue.
“Without addressing basic issue sustainable peace won’t be restored,” she added.
The PDP chief regretted that present regime was behaving in a dictatorial manner and not allowing opposition to perform its role. “I fail to understand why this government is so paranoid about the PDP,” she said. “On Thursday problems were created to sabotage party’s programme at Doda and today permission was denied to us to organise public meeting where large number of people had turned up.”
She said that local administration had no role in creating hurdles. “They have received orders from the higher-ups to deny permission to PDP to hold political rally,” she added.
Lambasting the ruling National Conference (NC) for what she called, “Turning JK into a police state” by “gagging dissent voices through oppressive measures,” she said that NC was scared about the policies and agenda of her party.
“Opposition has important role in democracy. Without opposition democracy cannot flourish,” she said but regretted that since its formation NC led regime has been indulging into “undemocratic means” and brazenly using “oppressive measures” to stifle dissent voice. “The brutal use of force to create false impression of peace would be proved disastrous for the state,” she cautioned.
Expressing her anguish over denial of permission to hold public meeting at Bhaderwah, Mehbooba appealed to her party workers to obey law and don’t create law and order problem. “Since our party has played a pivotal role in bringing peace and normalcy in the State, so we must not do anything to jeopardize the same despite provocation by the government,” she said.
Asking her party workers not to get provoked by the provocative actions of the government, she said that despite attempts of the government PDP has been gaining “faith and confidence” of the common masses.
Pointing towards backwardness of this belt, she expressed surprise that all the MLAs of erstwhile Doda district belong to ruling coalition but not even a single of them has given place in the ministry.
She also demanded improvement in the road connectivity, deployment of adequate staff in health centres and streamlining supply of power and water in Bhaderwah and adjoining localities.
PDP president reminded that during the tenure of previous coalition, various projects were started for the development and upliftment of this hilly backward area. She especially mentioned towards opening of Bhaderwah Campus of Jammu University to improve education facility in this belt.
Reiterating her demand of giving powers to the Panchayats, she said that three months have been passed after completion of the Panchayat elections but the government has not issued any notification to empower the Panchayats.
Lastupdate on : Fri, 16 Sep 2011 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Fri, 16 Sep 2011 18:30:00 GMT
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