A delegation of the former Legislators and Politicians led by Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari, former Minister met the Lieutenant Governor, Girish Chandra Murmu at the Raj Bhavan here today.
The meeting of the former Legislators and Politicians with the Lt Governor assumes significance as it has initiated the political process and dialogue with the members of mainstream political parties of the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir.
The delegation comprising of Mohammad Dilawar Mir, former Minister; Ghulam Hassan Mir, President Democratic Party Nationalist; Zaffar Iqbal , former MLC ; former MLAs- Javed Hassan Beig, Noor Mohammad Shiekh; Choudhary Qamar Hussain and Raja Manzoor Ahmad submitted a memorandum to the Lt Governor regarding socio-economic and political aspirations of the people of Jammu and Kashmir.
The delegation highlighted various issues and demands pertaining to restoration of statehood, safeguarding rights over land and jobs, restoration of JK Bank’s functional domain, reviving Agriculture and Horticulture Sectors, restoration of internet, strengthening National Highway and regional connectivity within J&K and putting a cap on airfares, relief for general trade including shopkeepers, bus owners, taxi owners and Credit expansion through J&K SLBC.
They also sought Government’s support for promoting Industry and Manufacturing Sector, Tourism and allied Industries and their revival besides addressing the issue of unemployment.
The Lt Governor while interacting with the members of the delegation appreciated their view points and concerns and conveyed that the Government is committed to safeguard the rights of the people of J&K and particularly assured them that the provisions will be made for protecting the land of the locals and employment avenues in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir.
He also assured the delegation that administration at all levels will be sensitized to hear grievances, coordinate with popular leaders, solve issues and carry out developmental activities in right earnest.