Centre Should Take Advantage Of Declining Militancy In JK: GN Azad

SRINAGAR: Democratic Progressive Azad Party (DPAP) president, Ghulam Nabi Azad on Thursday said that Centre must take benefit of the declining militancy in JK and take up the developmental projects in the UT.

Addressing a gathering at Trenz area of Shopian, Azad said that the situation is much better in JK as militancy is on decline and very few militancy related incidents are being reported. Government should focus on conducting elections, start developmental projects and take steps to provide jobs to local youth.

“Militancy is on decline but there is a need that the central government must start developmental projects and if such things won’t happen then there is no benefit of this peaceful situation,” he said.

Reacting to LG Manoj Sinha’s remarks about sacking of employees with militancy links, Azad said, “there is no doubt that this government is sacking more people and providing jobs to very few.”

He said people of JK are going through tough times due to unemployment and other issues and it is the right time for the government to create more and more employment opportunities for youth and start developmental projects and conduct elections as well.

He said restoration of Statehood, land rights and the security of government jobs for the local youth is the priority and if voted to power, he will ensure all these rights again to JK people through the assembly. (KNO)


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