SRINAGAR: Without naming any regional political party, Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Tuesday said that while a few elements are attempting to spread chaos and confusion in Jammu and Kashmir, there is no need to pay heed, support, or join their ranks.

Lieutenant Governor Sinha was speaking to reporters on the sidelines of ‘JK Sambaav’ event held at Prithvi Raj Road, New Delhi. “There are few elements spreading wrong information about JK, but I want to say there is no need to support and join their ranks.”

He said Jammu and Kashmir has seen a massive change in last 4 to 5 years under the leadership and guidance of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. “After independence, JK has seen a huge influx of tourists including foriegners. Before two years JK recorded 1.87 cr, then 2.17 lac tourist flow respectively. Also there has been 2.5 percent increase in foreigner tourist arrivals,” LG Sinha said.

Replying to a query, LG Sinha said the aim of granting reservation to Paharis of JK was to bring them into mainstream class to utilise their endeavors in nation building. “This was an effort that those left in past decades to rope in them into mainstream part. I believe there should a role and contribution of every person if we wish to make India a Viksit Bharat,” he said.

Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha said appealed to media to play its role in making people of country and abroad aware about changes happened in Jammu and Kashmir in last 4 to 5 years. (KNS)


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