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Granting Division status to Ladakh is welcome but ignoring Pir Panjal, Chenab is political discrimination: PDP


KNS

Srinagar, Feb 08 (KNS): People’s Democratic Party (PDP) welcoming decision of granting Divisional Status to Ladakh expressed displeasure against the government’s decision to isolate the Pir Panjal and Chenab regions.
In a statement issued to KNS, PDP Chief Spokesperson Rafi Ahmad Mir said that decision of granting Division status to Ladakh is welcome but the discrimination with Pir Panjal and Chenab cannot be brushed aside.
Mir said that singularly granting this status to Ladakh alone in absence of a popular government is a politically motivated decision by the Governor, and also against the regional balance.
Mir said that putting the entire Pir Panjal and Chenab population in isolation reflects Governor’s discriminatory approach. He said that this decision should have been taken by a popular government which should ideally be in place soon, owing to the constitutional obligation to hold early elections. This decision stands against the regional balance when done singularly for Ladakh, he said. Mir said that “we earnestly demand equal empowerment of Pir Panjal and Chenab region also so that regional balance is maintained. (KNS)