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NC has given voice to every single citizen of J&K since 1931: Masoodi

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Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir National Conference Member of Parliament (Retd) Justice Hasnain Masoodi Monday met the party workers here at Party Headquarters Nawa-e-Subha.

Masoodi addressed scores of delegations hailing from Kulgam town, Behibagh block, Safai Karamchari Union.

The delegations were led by Party Spokesperson, Constituency in Charge Kulgam, Imran Nabi Dar. The meeting saw a huge participation of party’s block and Halqa level functionaries of Kulgam.

Masoodi in his address said that the party has been living up to its commitments since 1931 by giving voice to every single citizen of Jammu and Kashmir in an inclusive manner.

He said that the prevailing situation in J&K is a product of the measures taken under the cold hand of reason on August 5, 2019, have confirmed our fears about its ramifications which we had cautioned against.

Referring to the development needs of people in Kashmir, he said the party has not shied away from its responsibility to raise the issues concerning people at every level. He said the MPs of NC including him, has been raising predicaments of local people in Lok Sabha and other forums as well very effectively.

Remarking on the acceleration of work on road and tunnel projects, Masoodi said the he has also demanded concrete steps for construction of Dessa-Kapran, Simthan, Razadan, and Sadhna pass tunnels and release of 3000 crore rupees CRF to facilitate improvement in road connectivity.

He said that he has also sought proper and efficient implementation of National Education Policy 2020 on ground to make benefit reach the beneficiaries across Kashmir in particular south Kashmir.

He also stated that he also raised the appalling situation of nearly sixty one thousand consolidated and daily wagers due to pay anomalies in SR0-202 job policy and asked the GOI to bring wages of employees engaged under it at par with other government employees.

He said that, keeping in view the pro- workers and pro-farmer ideology of the party he also remonstrated the government from washing its hands of its responsibility to provide succor to the horticulture in Kashmir. He said that he has also sought establishment of cold storage facilities across Kashmir in particular the apple-producing regions of south and north Kashmir.

Imran on the occasion said, “The claims of the government on fast tracking of the slew of development projects in south Kashmir areas have fallen flat. The thrust areas it was made known will have IT technology, Infrastructure, Renewable energy, Education, tourism sector and manufacturing.”

“The ground realities however give ditch to the claims of the government.  Major inter district roads, and intra district arterials present a grimy tail of neglect. Power infrastructure merits special attention of government for it has seen no substantial expansion, up gradation since 2015. Likewise, the government-owned academic institutions are awaiting a major flip to increase their capacity to meet the demands of increasing student count and contemporary academic demands,” he said.

“In addition to that, people in various hamlets of south Kashmir particularly in Behibagh area continue to use untreated water for drinking purposes. Agricultural activities in various belts of south Kashmir have come to a grinding halt due to shortage of electricity and availability of water for irrigation. The region waits on to have more lift irrigation and water treatment plants to cater to the agricultural and household requirements of people,” he added.

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