BJP’s narrative of progress, dev in J&K have fallen flat: NC
‘BJP’s record in Kashmir reveals mounting set of failures on every front’
Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir National Conference on Monday stated that Government of India has failed to address the legitimate aspirations of the people of Jammu and Kashmir, saying that words alone won’t suffice to improve the situation on ground.
According to NC spokesperson, Party’s State women’s wing President, Shameema Firdous, presided over a meeting of women’s wing functionaries here at party headquarters Nawa-e-Subha, Srinagar. “She said New Delhi has failed to live up to the spirit of accommodation and reconciliation towards realization of the legitimate political aspirations of the people of Jammu and Kashmir.”
“Today’s meeting is taking place in the backdrop, when democracy in J&K is facing onslaughts from no other than the ruling party itself. Ideally the political and ideological difference should have been put aside while dealing with the sensitive region like that of ours. The major stress of the government should have been to assuage the miseries of our unemployed youth who regrettably have grown up in conflict. The need of the hour called for adoption of a magnanimous approach to give our youth a new hope and rescue them to safe shores, but nothing substantial is being done by the incumbent central and LG government to achieve that end,” said Firdous.
“Compelling narratives of progress, modernity and development justifying its unconstitutional actions in J&k have fallen flat and that the aggressive policies of ruling BJP towards the region have hurt its development path and its economy,” she said adding that ruling BJP was on a mission to disenfranchise Kashmiris with its selective policies and a coterie of federally appointed officers, bereft of democratic bearings, calling the shots.
“The so-called Naya Kashmir of BJP, besides being low on democratic mooring is also opposite to the idea of Naya Kashmir propounded by Sher e Kashmir. The downpour of fresh investments, job extravaganza, and infrastructure amplification is nowhere visible on ground. Far from delivering on much touted development promises, the people of Kashmir are continuously being denied their rights, having a popular government in place is one of them,” she said.
“She said the GOI’s policy towards Jammu and Kashmir must encapsulate all dimensions with peace building efforts at the heart of it. She also said unless a positive environment wasn’t actualized by addressing the political aspirations of the people of Jammu and Kashmir achieving anticipated development goals was unlikely,” she added.