Change hardline stance towards J&K: NC MPs to Centre

National Conference (NC) Sunday asked the New Delhi to change its “hard-nosed attitude” vis-à-vis Jammu and Kashmir and restore its special status for the furtherance of peace and prosperity in the region. An NC statement issued here said that its members of parliament Muhammad Akbar Lone and Hassnain Masoodi while interacting with scores of workers, who had called on them from different areas of north and south Kashmir, said that the “brewing political uncertainty” and “chaos” at all levels of administration was a direct outcome of the measures undertaken by the ruling BJP on August 5, 2019.

They said that the government machinery had miserably failed to cope up with the development demands of the people.

“The recent snowfall is a point in case. Despite the predictions, the administration, like always, was again caught napping,” the NC MPs said. “The administration failed to grab the opportunity to stock all essential items in Kashmir division. Today people are hankering for basic edibles in the upper reaches. The scarcity of LPG and kerosene oil is miserably felt. The pesky water and electricity supply has added to the woes of the people.”

They said that primary and secondary healthcare centers across Kashmir also narrate a grim state of affairs on account of the absence of medics and unavailability of medicines.

“There is no accountability on the ground,” the NC MPs said in the statement.