Mehbooba Urges Youth of Kashmir to Convey ‘True Message’ of Islam



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Referring to the state of turmoil in the Muslim world, PDP president and South Kashmir MP, Mehbooba Mufti said that it is an irony that Islam, the religion of peace, is being maligned and portrayed as a “religion advocating violence”.

She urged youth of Kashmir to come forward and present the religion of Islam in its true sense before the world.

Mehbooba, along with Chief Minister, was addressing a public gathering, after laying foundation stone of a new flyover (Grade Separator) near TRC Junction, here today.

On NFSA, she said the government will not allow the people to suffer and in case there are concerns, these will be appropriately addressed.

The PDP President assured the people that the government will create ample avenues of employment for the educated unemployed.

Earlier, to overcome congestion and never-ending traffic snarls on one of the busiest routes in city centre here, Mufti Sayeed laid foundation stone of the Grade Separator near TRC junction, which will be constructed under ADB (Asian Development Bank) funding by J&K Economic Reconstruction Agency (ERA).

The Chief Minister was briefed by CEO ERA, Vinod Sharma, that the project will be completed by December 2016 at a cost Rs 17.85 crore. He was also informed that it is part of ADB Loan II, Tranche 3, of Rs 41.83 crore project, which also envisages construction of New Mehjoor Bridge at Jawahar Nagar, the foundation stone of which was laid by the Chief Minister a couple of months ago.

The CEO ERA also informed the Chief Minister that the state’s first automated parking will accommodate 1,250 vehicles after the old KMD Bus Stand site is expanded with shifting of Government Press at Ranbir Building to its new premises. For now, the parking is being constructed for accommodating 300 vehicles.

The two-lane Grade Separator will function in one direction from Sonwar to Lal Chowk, with one limb for MA Road-bound traffic.

With Jehangir Chowk-Ram Bagh Flyover Project also expected to be completed by December 2016, the traffic on one of the most-busiest roads in the city will be substantially decongested, bringing huge respite to the people from frequent breakdowns that brings movement of vehicles to a grinding halt. The flyover is also being constructed with ADB funding under ERA’s J&K Urban Sector Development Infrastructure Project (USDIP).


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