‘Govt ignoring historic centrality of Srinagar’

People Deprived Of Facilities Under Conspiracy: Mirwaiz

ZAHID MAQBOOL

Srinagar, Nov 2: The Chairman of Hurriyat Conference (M) Mirwaiz Umar Farooq Friday launched a frontal attack on the J&K Government, accusing it of “neglecting Srinagar on every front.” The separatist leader asserted that the government is “depriving people of Srinagar of basic amenities like Bijli, Pani, Sadak under well-orchestrated conspiracy.”
Addressing people at the historic Jamia Masjid here, Mirwaiz talked at length on “how the Government of Jammu and Kashmir was neglecting the city development and depriving its people of all the basic amenities.”
He said, “Historic city of Srinagar is being kept devoid of basic facilities under a well-orchestrated conspiracy.” “Ignoring the historic centrality of Srinagar is a cause of concern,” he said.
“The Government has miserably failed on every front in Srinagar,” he said. “People are facing acute shortage of electricity, cooking gas and water. The roads are in a pathetic condition. And people are made to suffer on every front,” he said.
Mirwaiz didn’t stop there. He said he would not shy away from saying that the “Government is working on the lone Master Plan of filling up their pockets.” “Where is the master plan?” he asked. “I will not shy away from saying that they are working on only one plan and that is to fill their pockets. They are not bothered about people and their welfare.”
Accusing Government of depriving Kashmiris of political as well as economic rights, Mirwaiz said: “Economic resources are robbed and government is imposing heavy taxes on people of Kashmir. LPG cylinder price has gone up like anything while people are facing the huge burden in terms of power and water bills.”
While maintaining that they are “constantly focusing” on Kashmir issue, Mirwaiz said “that however does not mean we will keep mum on these (economic) issues.” “We cannot shut our eyes whenever we feel that the interests of Kashmiris are hurt. We will raise our voice against it whether it is the issue of denial of economic or political rights,” he said.
He called on the local traders to refrain from black-marketing. “I appeal the traders to refrain from black marketing, over charging on goods. People are already suffering from bad policies of the Government.”
Mirwaiz said the Government has limited development projects only to inaugurations and that “politicians and bureaucrats are more concerned about ribbon-cutting of the so-called projects.” “Later, nobody is bothered to check the progress of these projects,” he said.
On the occasion Mirwaiz announced that a Tabligh session would be organized at Jamia Masjid Arampora Chadoora on 9 November (Friday) to “discuss the ongoing situation in Kashmir.”

Lastupdate on : Fri, 2 Nov 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Fri, 2 Nov 2012 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Sat, 3 Nov 2012 00:00:00 IST




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