Srinagar: National Conference (NC) Working President Omar Abdullah on Thursday said the “ensuing state of instability and chaos in J&K” was a matter of serious concern, which if not taken seriously could prove disastrous.
Addressing the party provincial committee meeting of Kashmir province, Omar took stock of the ongoing party activities and initiatives and also the challenges confronting the state, statement issued by the National Conference said.
Omar said that governance instability, policy inconsistency and the deteriorating law and order situation in the state were reminders of “how the slogan of ‘change’ raised by the present ruling alliance had proven to be a hoax”.
He expressed serious concern at the continued polarization in the state “where the powers that be were toying with the state’s amity and brotherhood for their own respective political goals”.
He said it was painful and agonizing that cabinet ministers openly attended divisive events and marches that are being held to save the culprits of the heinous Kathua rape and murder case.
He added the Chief Minister was answerable for allowing her cabinet colleagues to ridicule the law of the land and cast aspersions on the state’s police.
Omar said the “current atmosphere of despondency, doom and anxiety” in the Valley was alienating the youth in the absence of constructive and reconciliatory politics.