Denial of justice, subversion of system a challenge for people : Mufti

Srinagar Nov 14: Srinagar,November 15 (Scoop News) –

 Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) patron Mufti Mohammad Sayeed has said the institutional system and administrative order are facing most serious challenge under the present dispensation. Addressing a meeting of party workers in Shopian today he said immense damage was done to the system of governance as a result of deliberate subversion of the rule of law and denial of justice and people of the state will have to take this challenge head on if the state has to retain any degree of decent governance. Senior party leaders Ab Rehman Veeri MLA, Mohd Khalil Bandh MLA, Ab Razaq Zawoora MLA, District President Mohd Shafi Bandey, Adv Bashir Ah Malik, Youth general secretary Showkat Gayoor and others were present and spoke on this occasion.

Mufti said the present govt it seems has from day one resolved not to do any thing that helped the common man or provided justice to people. The incident of 2009 in which two young ladies lost their lives in Shopian was a nightmarish inauguration of the NC- Congress coalition which marked a complete reversal of the efforts to revive rule of law in the state , he said adding that the family of the victims still have not received justice from the institutions of the state. He said this was followed by many more atrocities by the present government without any redressal even in a single case.

Mufti said though the people of Shopian put up a valiant struggle for justice and suffered in the process the government became more and more arrogant in its dealing with people throughout the state.

Slamming the government for its inability to take to the logical conclusion even a single inquiry into the scores of killings on the streets Mufti said this has resulted in adding to the cynicism among the people about the kind of democracy practiced in the state under any NC led dispensation. He said if the previous NC government had introduced POTA, established SOG and unleashed all weapons of repression on the people the present government has reversed the entire process of relaxation with its anti people behavior. He said thousands of youngmen have been framed in false cases for raising their voice at different times against the government excesses. He said the Chief Minister’s announcement about withdrawal of FIR’s against the youth too have proved false which has resulted not just in demonization of a generation but has effected their career prospects as well. “Not even children are being spared and some of them have been booked on serious charges of waging a war against the state, have been paraded in handcuffs and jailed with hardened criminals”, he said.

Mufti said it was unfortunate that the govermment was using the increased arrivals of tourists as a propaganda tool for normalcy without paying attention to infrastructure building that is required to add value to the tourism sector. He said the state is blessed by nature with rich and diverse natural resources  which would need proper tapping through creation of world class infrastructure, promotion of private sector and thoughtful investment in public sector. “ Except for counting the number of tourist arrivals and linking it to law and order the government has done hardly any thing in the last four years with the result that major tourist destinations including Srinagar have suffered degeneration in sanitation, traffic system and other amenities. This is in sharp contrast to the achievements of the PDP-Congress coalition which created 22 tourism development authorities and promoted a number of virgin areas for tourism”, he said.

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