Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) vice-president Abdul RehmanVeeri on Thursday urged the state administration to ensure that essential services are provided to the people hailing from Valley's far-flung areas during the present inclement weather conditions in the state.
Veeri in a statement said that in view of the present weather conditions, the government must make all arrangements of healthcare, water supply and food items in the far-flung areas of the state so that the people are made to suffer in any way.
He also urged PDD and PHE departments to ensure smooth supply of power and water to the snowbound areas of Kashmir.
'CENTRE ALWAYS DAMAGED SANCTITY OF J&K LEGISLATION'
Underlining the need for having free and independent state government in J&K, senior PDP youth provincial president Kashmir ErNazir Ahmad Yatoo on Thursday asked "policymakers of country" to stop interfering in legislative matters of the state.
In a statement here he held successive union governments responsible for damaging the sanctity of J&K Legislative Assembly and "promotion of gun culture due to its wrong decisions."
"Central government is interfering in the matters which are purely state subject in nature to deal with. From legislation to recruitment process of unemployed youth, it is treating the state merely as a security enterprise," he said.
He accused union government of treating successive elected governments of J&K as its "puppets." "Union government must shift its focus from security prism to sufferings of people in the state and process of reconciliation. Elected state government must not be treated as puppets," he added.
Yatoo said, "In the process of curbing violence, the ecosystem of hope and resolution should not be vandalised or trampled upon. Kashmir is not to be conquered every day, but a place that is waiting for a meaningful outreach as promised by union government through its repeated assurances."