abdullah: Shah’s J&K visit was necessary in aftermath of recent killings: Abdullah | India News – Times of India

JAMMU: National Conference (NC) president Farooq Abdullah on Saturday mentioned Union Home Minister Amit Shah’s visit to Jammu and Kashmir was crucial in the backdrop of the recent focused killings of civilians which have triggered panic among the many minorities and non-native labourers who’ve began fleeing the valley.
The former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister, nevertheless, questioned the declare of the BJP that militancy has been worn out from the Union Territory.
“Jammu and Kashmir is under the direct rule of the Centre and the emerging situation demanded his (Shah’s) visit, which was imperative. He has come and people have high hopes that this (targeted attacks) will end and he will be able to provide security to them,” he mentioned.
Eleven civilians, together with two lecturers, a pharmacy proprietor and 5 non-native labourers, have been killed by militants in separate assaults in the valley this month.
Speaking in Rajouri district on the primary day of his three-day tour of the Pir Panchal area, Abdullah mentioned many in the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) are claiming that militancy has been completed and the borders have been sealed in Jammu and Kashmir. “If the claim is true, one wonders how they (militants) come and carry out the attacks,” he added.
The NC chief mentioned 900 children, who have been accused of stone-pelting in the previous, have been arrested forward of the house minister’s visit to the Union Territory.
“Will you get peace by arresting the youngsters? Your policies are not favourable to Jammu and Kashmir and the fact of the matter is that you are polarising people and creating a big danger for the country with an eye on the upcoming election in Uttar Pradesh,” he mentioned.
Abdullah mentioned it’s higher for the BJP to lose the Uttar Pradesh polls moderately than profitable the election by “spreading hatred and dividing communities”.
He mentioned no one is keen to come back to Kashmir in view of the rising scenario that has led to the migration of labourers and Kashmiri Pandits who had obtained jobs below the prime minister’s package deal right here.
“They are seeking investors but who will come to invest under the present situation? I do not see any development happening in Jammu and Kashmir (post the abrogation of Article 370 of the Constitution in 2019). They (Centre) promised 50,000 jobs but where did these jobs go? Inflation has broken the backbone of the poor,” the previous chief minister mentioned.
He urged the federal government to present salaries to the Kashmiri Pandits who’ve returned to Jammu out of concern.
Referring to the all-celebration assembly chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi, Abdullah mentioned no concrete step was taken to take away “Dilli ki Doori and Dil Ki Doori” as promised by him.
“Political prisoners are still in jails, which is very unfortunate. They (Centre) should keep the promises made to the people of Jammu and Kashmir,” he mentioned.

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