Why does Karnah, Karen and Uri grab national headlines only in war days, asks Er Rasheed

Srinagar

On the second day of his three-day tour to Karnah valley, AIP President Er Rasheed continued his public contact campaign at around dozen places including Bahadurkote, Ibkote, Murchana, Panjtara, Haridal, Saidpora, Prada, Amroie, Dhani, Taad and other places.

On the occasion, Rasheed expressed his anger and anguish over the “dull” behaviour of “defunct” administration.  Rasheed said: “it is unfortunate that the entire Karnah valley has been deprived of its fundamental rights and people lack basic immunities like roads, water and electricity. The national media should answer why the border areas like Karnah, Karen, Gurez and Uri remain in headlines only in war times and why don’t journalists carry stories describing the miserable and heartbreaking condition of Karnah inhabitants.”

It is heartbreaking that most of the villages at LOC have been caged and their agricultural lands are of no use to them. The civil administration seems to be in deep slumbers and it is unfortunate that despite the availability of funds in many schemes the money goes either unspent or is being misused by the corrupt Babus’, he said. Rasheed demanded setting up of a commission to probe whether money has been utilized judiciously in various developmental projects by the concerned authorities.

“Governor Administration must certainly enquire why people of Karnah are still living in Stone Age despite tall claims made by governments from time to time about keeping funds available in border areas to address the genuine issues”, the spokesman quoted Rasheed as saying.

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