Alleging that seeds of divisive politics were being sown into the socio-political fabric of the Union Territory, Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC), Vice President, G. M Saroori claimed the fruits of hard-earned peace are being “wasted” in Jammu and Kashmir.
Mr. Saroori who was interacted with the locals at Drabshalla, Chamoti, Bugrana and Buttpura areas of Kishtwar district said few leader’s have a long-cherished dream of reaping the political dividends of such divisiveness and polarisation in J&K”, he added. “Not only is this trend dangerous for the Union Territory, but it also poses a great risk to peace in the entire region given that J&K’s internal political atmosphere has far-reaching external ramifications”, he said.
Denouncing recent incidents and attempts to allegedly polarise the people on the lines of region and religion, Saroori said Congress has always opposed the type of politics that is invested in the goal of dividing people for political dividends and the party would continue to confront these forces with all its democratic and political might.
“Attempts are being made to create an atmosphere of confrontation between regions and religions. Nothing could be more condemnable and unfortunate”, Saroori said and added that the fruits of a hard-earned peace are being wasted for their negative approach towards common masses.
“Unfortunately, if there has been any change at all in J&K since 2014, it has been a change for the worse. The comprehensive development process initiated by the UPA I and UPA II governments in all the three regions of the J&K has been brought to a grinding halt”, he alleged.
“The abandonment of the Rattle Power Project by the PDP-BJP government has not only deprived the power-starved state of the much-needed addition in powe-generation but also robbed Inderwal constituency of an opportunity of job creation and economic impetus”, Saroori added.
Prominent among those Zahid Hussain, Bashir Ahmed, Chowdhary Yusuf, Shahmasdin, Ghulam Mohd, Gulzar Ahmed, Mohd Ayoob, Tariq Hussain and others accompanied Mr. Saroori during the said tour.