Administrative chaos in Kashmir, says KEA

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Expressing concern over “poorest-ever civic amenities” being given to the Kashmiri people, the  Kashmir Economic Alliance Chairman Muhammad Yasin Khan on Tuesday said Kashmir in general and summer capital of Srinagar are reeling under administrative chaos.

Khan who also heads the Kashmir Traders and Manufactures Association said while the government enjoys life in the warmth of Jammu, snow bound Kashmir has been left to fend for itself as administration is failing to provide even the basic amenities.

He said the Power Development Department has taken the entire Kashmir hostage as poor power has made lives of people miserable. While the snow clearance was never done properly even the city, the plight of people elsewhere can only be imagined.

He said after snowfall, water logging has emerged as the new crises in the Valley. “Even the commercial hub of Lal Chowk, Regal Chowk and adjoining areas are flooded as a result of which business has come to a grinding halt then to talk of life in marketplaces in towns or elsewhere, which are worst hit,” Khan said.

He said as if this all was not enough traffic jams have a proved last nail in the coffin of the administrative inability. “Traffic mess has festered and people remain stranded for hours.”

“The systematic collapse of the administration seems to be part of some game plan to keep the people of Kashmir in pain,” he alleged, “There’s no administration but only a systematic and well defined arrangement of revenge with the already victimised people of Kashmir while business fraternity is facing the brunt.”

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