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Congress state President and candidate for Anantnag Lok Sabha seat Ghulam Ahmad Mir on Thursday said that Tral was a most neglected area of south Kashmir, rising unemployment, mass arrests, lack of development and unnecessary harassment of innocent people has made the lives of people miserable, resulting in deep alienation among the people of this area.

G A Mir addressing an election rally in Tral area of Pulwama district.

Mir said that PDP gave nothing to people of Tral except pellets, bullets and mass arrests, which will continue to haunt the people for decades.

This was stated by J&K Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC) President G A Mir while addressing a public meeting at Dragad Satoora in Tral today.

Mir also addressed a public meeting at Lethpora Pampore and appealed the people to show their anger by defeating both PDP, NC in the present elections to put an end to the deception and backstabbing by both PDP NC, who have equally exploited people, from time to time, for votes.

Mir was accompanied by Senior Party Leader Haji Abdul Rashid Dar, Gulzar Ahmad Wani, Surinder Singh Channi, Hilal Ahmad Shah, Gulam Mohd Mir and others.

Addressing the gatherings, G A Mir said that Tral area was a most neglected area of South Kashmir while having undergone tremendous damages in every respect, unemployment in this area has touched the sky, no development has taken place.

“Rather the developmental process started by UPA I UPAII was derailed merely on political lines, those who got elected never showed any concern for the people of this neglected area, as result, the grievances of inhabitants of this famous part of South Kashmir (Tral) remained unattended and unaddressed,” Mir said.

He said Congress Party is set to form government at Centre and assured the people of Tral and other neglected areas of South Kashmir that Party will create more and more employment avenues besides starting recruitment drive to curb the unemployment menace, besides ensuring their overall development and other basic amenities required by the people.

“History is replete with the betrayal and backstabbing on the part of PDP, NC & BJP, which will continue to remain source behind alienation among the people of Tral, who voted for PDP, but they were responded with unemployment, pellets, mass arrests and unnecessary harassment of innocent people day in and day out,” Mir said.

Mir also took a jibe at National Conference for doing lip service to people of South Kashmir to garner support, but this time South Kashmir has decided to defeat both PDP NC, which is indicative from the polling in Anantnag and Kulgam District in last two phases, saying that the claims made by NC & PDP was  a political drama being staged by them to mislead & exploit people of Shopian & Pulwama Districts going to polls on 6th of this month, the people of these districts have also rejected the opportunist politics by PDP & NC  for their dual standards and political exploitation,” he said

“I would emphasize the people of both Pulwama and Shopian District to strengthen the Secular Forces by ensuring the victory of Congress Party, with a thumping majority and assure them that Congress Party will do everything to ensure development, employment, safety and security of people,” Mir added.

“Congress Party is winning the Election in South Kashmir, feeling duty -bound to put an end to the harassment, mass arrests, besides curbing the employment menace would be in South Kashmir, the safety and security of the people would be its top priority, “Mir told the gatherings.


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