Mehbooba terms Omar's initatives as 'juvenile pranks'
Srinagar, Jan 8: Peoples Democratic Party has said that Chief Minister Omar Abdullah is responding with 'juvenile pranks' to a crisis in Kashmir Valley that is result of mal-functioning of his government than by any natural phenomenal.
Commenting on the complete breakdown of facilities in the Kashmir Valley, president of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Mehbooba Mufti said that Kashmir has back to the stone age thanks to collapse of government under Omar Abdullah.
Taking a dig at Chief Minister for his pronouncements, she said that electricity supply system in Valley has totally collapsed and there is black out every where causing serious dislocations in life on all fronts. Pointing towards the miseries being faced by the people of Kashmir Valley, she said that water supply is out of gear, hospitals are not able to cope up with their works and the telecommunication system has been broken down. The Kashmir Valley has cut off from the rest of the world.
PDP president said that recent snowfall has exposed tall claims of the government- which has failed to minimize miseries of the common masses at the time of crises. She said that two inches of snowfall in Srinagar and other parts of the Valley are proving more disastrous to the services provided by the government than any Tsunami could have caused.
She regretted in a statement that instead of taking some concerted efforts to provide some relief to the people living in sub-zero temperature without electricity, cooking gas and fuel, the Chief Minister is trying to generate news stories and tweets. Instead of taking some effective steps, the Chief Minister has been brazenly indulged in photo sessions for cheap publicity, she said and added that announcement of Chief Minister to postpone restoration of electricity to the VIP areas of Srinagar is meaningless as all the VIPs including ministers and top bureaucrats are in Jammu. This announcement, she said, is no compensation for the troubled being faced by the people because of the failure of Omar Abdullah as Chief Minister as well as Power Minister because he has presided over a sharp deteriorating power scenario during the last three years.
“While Kashmiris was hoping to get uninterrupted power supply, the National Conference led regime has taken by the Valley to uninterrupted darkness which the people of Kashmir used to under the earlier National Conference dispensations”, she said.
Mehooba said that people of the Valley has been pushed to the wall as they are not allowed to protest against this unprecedented crises in the shape of blackout and against inability of the government to supply meager power supply that the government schedule has announced some time back.
While pointing towards the recent gruesome killing of Altaf Ahmed, a class 12th student at Boniyar in Uri area, who was protest against power shortage, she said protest met with forces. Killing of Altaf remain another blot on the face of this regime, she said.
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