Tarigami for common consensus among mainstream, separatists
Shopian, May 14: CPI (M), State General Secretary, M Y Tarigami, Monday urged the mainstream and separatist parties to shun the rigid approach and evolve a common resolve to force the government to listen to their voice.
“Though it is a fact that both mainstream and separatists differ with each other on range of issues but we can postpone them for a moment as there are many other ones too where we can develop a consensus,” Tarigami told reporters on the sidelines of a gathering here in this south Kashmir town.
He said if the mainstream and separatist parties want the dignity and sense of security of Kashmiris should be restored then they should develop an autonomous voice. “If we speak in unison we can force both central and state government to listen to us but if our voice remains fragmented then nobody will pay any heed to our genuine aspirations,” said Tarigami.
He said that united assertions are required on both sides of the Line of Control (LoC), so that the voice of the Kashmiris is recognized.
Earlier, addressing a gathering at Gole Chowk area of the town, Tarigami remarked that most areas of Shopian district have been neglected for too long as far as overall development is concerned.
“The poor condition of roads and bridges, inadequate road connectivity, absence of proper health care facilities, lack of proper educational infrastructure, unemployment of educated youth, frequent breakdown of electricity, lack of safe drinking water facility and non-availability of essential commodities across the district bear witness to the hollowness of claims of development of the area by the successive governments,” said Tarigami.
Tarigami warned that the continuing neglect of this historic district would be a costly folly and asked the government to read the writing on the wall and act now before it is too late. He exhorted the people of the district to fight for their rights.
Referring to corruption and unemployment in the State CPI (M) leader said the government had failed to curb the menace of corruption and contain the growing unemployment in the state. “The resources of the state are being looted by the corrupt elements on the one hand and educated youth on the other hand are devoid of jobs, thus disillusioned and desperate. The schemes of self employment including SKEWPY have failed to motivate the youth to set up their own ventures. Both Centre and State governments shall have to devise youth oriented policies and come up with long lasting employment schemes,” Tarigami said.
He demanded early filling up of one lakh posts as announced by the centre in the state.
Earlier, Jammu and Kashmir Kisan Tehreek held a convention at town Hall, Shopian. Ghulam Rasool, District President Kisan Tehreek presided over the convention. The activists latter held a protest demonstration from Town Hall to Gole Chowk Jamia Masjid.
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