Table bill for TRC in Assembly: Mansoor to CM
Assures PDP’s support for it
Achabal (Islamabad), Sep 18: Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leader and MLA Shangus, Mansoor Hussain, Sunday asked the Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah to table a bill in Assembly for setting up of Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC), assuring full support from his party.
“If the Chief Minister is sincere in setting up of TRC, he should bring in a bill in favor of it in the Assembly and we assure him that our party will support it unanimously,” said Mansoor while addressing a party convention here.
He said the recent report of State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) about unmarked graves in North Kashmir had shattered the conscience of the humanity. “Now there is no denying of the fact that unmarked graves do exist in Kashmir. There are people whose near and dear ones have disappeared and they don’t know about their fate. We can’t keep them in dark any more. The time has come that we tell them the truth and provide justice to them,” said Mansoor.
He said by resorting to ‘mere sloganeering,’ National Conference cannot befool the masses.
Taking a dig at the present coalition government for ‘creating an atmosphere of uncertainty’ in the state, Mansoor said, “The PDP government during its regime brought about a sense of security among the people, but unfortunately all our hard work has been undone by the present regime.”
“While human rights violations go unabated, the corruption, nepotism and mis-governance is ruling the roost”.
Mansoor said “While those who protested against the killing of their near and dears during the 2010 summer unrest were booked under draconian laws like PSA, those who were responsible for the killing of 118 civilians are roaming free.” Mansoor also lambasted the government for “discriminatory approach towards the valley.”
“While the Jammu and Ladakh got a lion’s share in the 2010 budget allotment, the valley was left high and dry,” he said adding the “youth only see darkness at the end of the tunnel.”
“I have nothing against any particular community, but if the government is offering a special job package for Pandits, why is not the same being announced for the Muslim youth, who have been worst victims of the conflict,” Mansoor added.
Mansoor also highlighted various developmental works initiated by the PDP government in the Shangus constituency.
“It was during the PDP tenure that the developmental activities received a flip in the area with roads being macadamized, schools and hospitals upgraded and a degree college also being established in Utersoo,” said Mansoor.
He said it was Mufti Muhammad Sayeed who sanctioned funds for up-gradation of Achabal-Chatapal road to bring the Chatapal tourist resort on tourist map, so that economy of the area gets a boost.
Mansoor also welcomed the Court decision vacating the stay on the up-gradation of the road and demanded that the work on the project should start immediately, so that people of the area are not put to trouble any more.
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