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Air Vice Marshal, Kerala MLA, delegations meet LG

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Srinagar:  Air Vice Marshal Praveen Keshav Vohra, Air Officer Commanding Jammu Kashmir & Ladakh today met Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha here at Raj Bhawan.

The AOC and the LG discussed various important issues pertaining to the air defence management system in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir, an official press release informed Friday.

It said LG lauded the courage and valour displayed by the Indian Air Force personnel while discharging their duties and appreciated their valuable support to the population living in remote and high-altitude areas and the crucial role played by the IAF during emergent situations.

Members of Kerala Legislative Assembly Committee on Welfare of Backward Class Communities also called on LG today at the Raj Bhawan.

The Committee comprising Kurukkoli Moideen, K. Babu, A. Prabhakaran, KK Ramachandran and G. Stephen is on a study tour to the UT of J&K.

The LG observed that the “end of Articles 370 and 35-A has heralded a new dawn of equity, fairness and empowerment and due rights have been conferred upon the deprived communities and the J&K government is working tirelessly towards social equality and justice for all,” the official press release said.

Later, a deputation of BJP leaders including Dr. Ali Mohammad, in-charge BJP J&K Minority Morcha and Umar Jan, district president, BJYM Budgam also called on the LG and apprised him of various developmental issues of Budgam pertaining to strengthening of road network of prominent tourist and religious places like Doodhpathri, Tosamaidan, Yusmarg and Charar-i-Sharief; water filtration plant at Khansahib and repair of LT poles.

Similarly, a delegation of Shia community members led by Aga Syed Abbas Rizvi of J&K Peoples Justice Front projected various demands for the upliftment of the Shia community, including establishment of Shia Waqf Board.

Meanwhile, Chowdhary Khurshid Doie, Tehsil president, J&K Gujjar & Bakerwal Youth Welfare Conference from Karnah submitted a memorandum of demands to the LG pertaining to construction of Gujjar boys and girls hostel, smart schools for tribal villages and women ITI centre at Karnah; provision of solar plants for inhabitants of tribal villages; special recruitment drive for SPOs, besides water supply; strengthening of road connectivity; playground and establishment of Skill Development Centre in Karnah area.

The LG, while interacting with the members of the delegations reiterated the commitment of the UT government for equitable development of all regions and welfare of every section of the society.

The LG assured the delegations that their genuine issues would be taken up for consideration and early redressal, the press release said.

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