Kupwara: National Conference vice president, Omar Abdullah on Monday said that the situation in Jammu and Kashmir has “worsened” after the special Constitutional status was done away with on August 5, 2019. Omar was speaking with media persons on the sidelines of a party workers convention here.
"All claims of betterment have fallen flat and the situation in Jammu and Kashmir has deteriorated after August 5, 2019," Omar said.
"The security scenario has altogether changed in Kashmir even the common masses do not feel safe in their own land," he said.
Taking a dig at the civil administration, Omar said that the civil administration “ignores the common people” who feel “dejected” in the present situation, he added.
"There is no one who can listen to the problems of people, even mainstream politicians are helpless in the given situation," Omar added.
"Organising workers convention across Jammu and Kashmir does not mean we are preparing for elections but our motive is to strength the party at grass root level," he said.
The former CM said it was premature to talk about elections before the exercise of the Delimitation Commission gets completed. "Since delimitation is in progress, let the Commission complete the process, then only anything could be said about holding elections," he added.
Omar Abdullah on Monday said that the much debated development is only visible on Social Media hashtag and sponsored news. Meanwhile, as per a statement issued by the party, Omar said that the much debated development “is only visible on Social Media hashtag and sponsored news”.
Addressing the convention Omar said, "Our state was split, our Constitution discarded, our Legislative Council was abolished. The J & K cadre of All India Services officers was disbanded and merged with the AGMUT cadre. All this was done citing that Article 370 is the root cause of all evils plaguing the state. The constitutional guarantees were eroded and it's abrogation was made a perfect pretext for rescinding our constitutional status.
All we are asking is that where is the much touted change? A new dawn is arising, we were told. Where is it? Where is that era of development, investment, job extravaganza and inclusion that we were promised, beckons us? It was said that whenever accountability was sought local politicians took shelter behind Article 370.”