The decision to station Move offices in Jammu is divisive: CPI (M)
Such orders may further deepen misunderstandings between Kashmir and Jammu regions
Srinagar: Stating that J&K administration’s decision to allow key Durbar Move departments to function from Jammu may further deepen the misunderstandings between Kashmir and Jammu regions, CPI (M) leader Mohammad Yousuf Tarigami Tuesday said the traditional bi-annual exercise was symbol of unity and amity between different ethnic groups living across the region.
Unfortunately, there are already a lot of misunderstandings between Kashmir and Jammu regions and such orders I am afraid have potential to widen those misunderstandings. The order seems to be divisive and may further deepen the suspicion between the two diverse regions on either sides of Pirpanjal range.
People of Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh have been living together for longer periods with amity and brotherhood. The need is to strengthen and nurture this unity in diversity and not create further wedges between the people of different regions.
Unfortunately, the latest decision by the government to station important departments in Jammu during the summer has put an end to the participative feeling of people of Kashmir. Initially in April the administrations cited Covid19 pandemic as reason for not shifting the Move offices from Jammu to Srinagar. Now the recent order that several departments will function from Jammu has added to the confusion.
Halting the one and half century old practice, all of a sudden sans logic. At a time when Covid19 cases have seen a huge rise in Kashmir, departments like Health and Disaster Management have been made to stay put at Jammu without any convincing reasons. We want to ask the administration what it wants to achieve by this order.
I urge the government to rethink its decision and allow the Darbar Move offices to function as per the practice from Srinagar in summer and Jammu in winter.