Development in IIOJK only visible on social media hashtags, ads: Omar

Srinagar, December 13, 2021 (PPI-OT): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, National Conference (NC) Vice President, Omar Abdullah has said that the much debated development is only visible on social media hashtags and ads.

Omar Abdullah addressing a workers convention in Kupwara district said, “Our state was split, our Constitution discarded, our Legislative Council was abolished. The J-K cadre of All India Services officers was disbanded and merged with the Arunachal Pradesh, Goa, Mizoram and all Union Territories (AGMUT) cadre.

All this was done citing that Article 370 is the root cause of all evils plaguing the state. The constitutional guarantees were eroded and its abrogation was made a perfect pretext for rescinding our constitutional status. All we are asking is that where is the much touted change? A new dawn is arising, we were told. Where is it? Where is that era of development, investment, job extravaganza and inclusion that we were promised, beckons us? It was said that whenever accountability was sought local politicians took shelter behind Article 370.”

Adding that people in J-K are in trouble and desperate for good governance he said, “Bureaucracy is out of touch with people. Civil administration has taken a direct hit as a consequence of a new undemocratic project that is in place in Jammu and Kashmir.

A change in the composition of the civil services after disbanding J-K cadre has only deepened the administrative inertia in the region. The parachuted bureaucrats are at loss to understand the issues of the local populace. The incumbent unrelated administration has also failed to forge informal relationships with the people.”

On the administration’s much flaunted ‘Naya Kashmir,’ he said, “The touted change is not visible on ground in J-K. The entire region continues to remain on edge. Ever increasing gap between administration and people is the only discernible change on ground.” Bureaucracy, on the other hand, is busy changing stripes amongst themselves leaving people to fend for themselves, he added.


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