People in J&K anxious of govt orders aimed at dispossessing them of their rights: Omar AbdullahPeople in J&K anxious of govt orders aimed at dispossessing them of their rights: Omar Abdullah

Addresses public meeting in Nagrota, Jammu

Addresses public meeting in Nagrota, Jammu

Jammu Mar 20 (KNS): The Jammu and Kashmir National Conference Vice President Omar Abdullah on Tuesday said that NC remains the only credible voice of Jammu and Kashmir, having deep rooted and credible footprints across Jammu, Pir Panjal, Chenab and Kashmir regions.

This he said while addressing a well-attended public meeting in Nagrota, Jammu. The Public rally was organized by Shamim Begum DDC Dansal and Ch. Rehmat BDC Chairman Nagrota.

In his address, Omar said, “Today's function has refuted the notion that there is no hide and hair of NC in the plains of Jammu and that NC was only existent in Kashmir. Again people have rejected such false propaganda and showed how deep rooted NC is across all the regions of J&K. It's not an individual who the people support, it's the vision and mission of our party that the people connect to,” adding, “The two regions are different to each other in terms of geography, language and culture. What is common between the two regions is the widespread despondency. People are anxious, no one knows when a new order will be issued dispossessing them of their rights.”

Lamenting the government on its failure to script a promised turnaround in four years since the decisions of August 05, 2019, he said, “It was said that NC was responsible for J&K people's woes. What good have they achieved now? Where are those promised jobs? Where is the much touted development? Leave alone coming up with job orders ,they are not able to come up with selection lists.” He said that the government is not thinking in terms of helping people but frightening them. Parading of newly purchased bulldozers meant for demolition, he said, was a case in point. 

"After drawing much slack on the issue, the central government had asked the incumbent JK government to put hold on the headless demolition. But the local administration didn't stop there, it came up with imposition of property tax on the houses, which it wasn't able to demolish. It was told that the measure isn't meant to gather revenue. If the purpose behind the measure was not to generate revenue, then why was the tax imposed in the first place. It means that the measure was only meant to intimidate people,” he said.

On elections, Omar said BJP was shying away from facing people because it wasn't able to live upto the hype on providing jobs, and ushering in development. “The post 2019 chapter in both Jammu and Kashmir provinces has been marked by job losses, economic slump and outsourcing of contracts. There was a certain section, who were very happy on the abrogation, but their happiness was short lived. Everyone is suffering, right from traders to job aspirants, employees to agriculturalists, traders to miners, contractors to manufacturers. People are suffering from a plethora of issues all at the same time but the government is completely blind to their plight.”

The following Senior National Conference leaders Jammu Province were present and addressed the gathering.

Rattan Lal Gupta Provincial President Jammu Province, Ajay Kumar Sadhotra former minister and Central Secretary, Abdul Gani Malik former minister and Zone President Udhampur Reasi, Sheikh Bashir Ahmed Provincial Secretary Jammu, Javed Ahmed Rana former minister and Zone President Pir Panjal, Babu Rampaul former minister and Central Zone President , Qazi Jalal Ud Din Ex-MLA, Ajaz Jan Provincial President YNC Jammu, Ch. Mohd Hussain Ex-MLC, Master Noor Hussain Ex-MLC, Vijay Lochan Provincial President SC Cell Abdul Gani Teli Provincial President OBC Cell, Pardeep Bali, Ch. Naseem Liaquet DDC Chairman Rajouri, Satwant Kour Dogra Provincial President Women Wing, BImla Luthra State Vice President Women Wing, Vijay Lakhshmi Datta, Raghvir Singh Manhas District President Jammu Rural A, Naresh Bittu District President Jammu Rural B, Chander Mohan Sharma District President Jammu Urban, Sunil Verma District President Udhampur, Rajni Devi District President Women Wing Samba, Kuldeep Kour District President Jammu Rural A women wing, Dilshad Malik, Rita Gupta, Rashida Begum, Pinky Khalsa District President Jammu Urban Women Wing, Rakesh Singh Raka, Ankush Abrol, S. Tejinder Singh, Gorav Kapoor, Yasin Malik, Zamir Quershi, Rajeshwar Singh, Akash Verma, Thoru Ram Block President Nagrota, Siraj Din Block President Dansal, S. Balwinder Singh Block President Miran Sahib, Waris Gill, S. Gurman Singh, Ch. Shabir, Asha Mehra, Hasina Bibi, Panch and Sarpanch were also present on this occasion. (KNS) 

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