J&K: Peace, development, prosperity doesn’t reflect on ground: Dr Farooq Abdullah

Srinagar,  National Conference President Dr Farooq Abdullah on Thursday said the narratives of peace, development and prosperity peddled by the government don’t reflect on the ground.

The former Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir said there is pervasive rage among people, stemming from misgovernance, and unaccountability.

“Claims of changed ground situation in Jammu and Kashmir emanating from the government are a bundle of lies to whitewash the devastating impact of the August 5, 2019 decisions on the people and economy of the erstwhile state.””, Farooq Abdullah said addressing people at Habbak on Thursday.

He said three years on, there is little to show of a revitalised administration, increased job opportunities for our educated youth and infrastructure augmentation.

Farooq said such claims are akin to running salt into the wounds of people of J&K, who are being denied democracy and not trusted with a popular government.

The Parliament Member said democratic rights people of Jammu and Kashmir have been crippled and exclusive rights over land, jobs and natural resources stand liquidated.

He said, the hard earned gains of our successive governments in terms of bridging building people’s trust has received a setback.

The anti-poor, anti-trader and anti-consumer policies being pursued by the “incumbent administration” have further increased the wedge between the administration and people, Farooq added.