Masoodi demands repeal of AFSPA
Asks GoI to make Kashmir administration responsive to people’s needs
New Delhi, Dec 07: National Conference Member of Parliament Hasnain Masoodi on Tuesday supported the demand for repeal of AFSPA in northeast and elsewhere saying the law has impacted J&K the most.
He also raised the acute shortage of public utility services in Jammu and Kashmir in the Parliament.
According to an NC press release here, expressing concern over the erratic power supply in Jammu and Kashmir, especially in the Kashmir districts, Masoodi demanded improvement in supply and review of the power curtailment schedule in non-metered areas.
He also said that consumers cannot be penalized for failure of the government to install meters.
“No specific schedule is being followed by the PDD in the valley. Elderly, students and patients are particularly at the receiving end of these long unscheduled power outages,” he said.
He also brought to notice of the House “total failure” of the water works (Jal Shakti) department saying that the safe drinking water is supplied to only 60 percent of population and that also is disrupted.
He demanded that earnest efforts should be made to ensure steady water supply to households across the Valley.
Explaining the hardships faced by the general public in the towns, cities and rural areas, he asked the government to make local divisional and district administration responsive to the needs of people, particularly during the ongoing harsh winter months.
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