PDP castigates Govt over Eidgah ground vandalization

‘It reflects lack of vision of NC led regime’

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Feb 4: The main opposition party Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Monday castigated the State Government over the vandalization of Eidgah ground saying it reflects lack of vision for development of the historic place.
 “The very idea of construction of a drain through historic Eidgah ground to carry sewage of adjoining areas, stinks. It is blasphemous and reflects lack of vision of the National Conference led regime which has killed the basic concept of Eidgah,” said PDP chief spokesperson Naeem Akhtar. 
 Pertinently, Greater Kashmir had published a detailed story on Monday about construction of a drain through Eidgah ground for carrying sewage of adjoining areas.
 Akhtar said when PDP assumed power in 2002, it formulated a comprehensive plan to restore sanctity of Eidgah.
 “In 2003, I as first chief executive officer of the Waqf Board started development of Eidgah. We utilized service of a noted architect and formulated a Master Plan to develop Eidgah and city end. Our first priority was to preserve Eidgah and immediately got it fenced,” Akhtar said.  
 He said many well-off people in Kashmir including some cement manufacturers joined PDP in the noble endeavor.
 “Most of the cement used in fencing of Eidgah was donated by them. Subsequently we developed a park, play field and prayer ground at Eidgah. But after National Conference (NC) led regime assumed power, development of Eidgah has been totally neglected. As it was not enough, the Government has started construction of a drain through it. This has hurt religious sentiments of Kashmiris and endangered the historic character of Eidgah ground,” Akhtar added.

Lastupdate on : Mon, 4 Feb 2013 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Mon, 4 Feb 2013 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Tue, 5 Feb 2013 00:00:00 IST




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