SRINAGAR: The National Conference (NC) on Saturday said it would call upon Governor N N Vohra to apprise him about the “discrimination and atrocities” against the people in Srinagar during the last three years of the former BJP-PDP government.
Talking to reporters, NC general secretary Ali Mohammad Sagar said Srinagar’s unaddressed issues, its economic backwardness, would be taken up with the governor and his advisors.
“Flyover project in Srinagar is yet to be undone when the same has been completed in Jammu years ago. Srinagar master plan is yet to be implemented while the same has been implemented in Jammu. The city receives the lowest plan in the state despite it is the heart of the state. It also remains to be addressed,” he added.
Sagar also said that BJP president Amit Shah’s statement, claiming that discrimination was meted out to Jammu, was strange because former chief minister Mehbooba Mufti had herself said a number of times that money meant for Srinagar had been spent in Jammu due to the situation here.
“We had raised these issues in the last three years, but to no avail. The people of Srinagar have been subjected to curfews, restrictions, atrocities and economic losses. After south (Kashmir), Srinagar was targeted. An atmosphere of uncertainty and insecurity was created in Srinagar, and people were made to face difficulties,” he said.
All the MLAs and constituency in-charges of the party in Srinagar, Sagar said, would call upon the governor in a few days and bring these issues to his notice.
NC Kashmir provincial president Nasir Aslam Wani condemned the Saturday killing of three civilians in Kulgam in government forces’ firing.
“We condemn the killings. We had hoped that such killings would stop, but it was still continuing. We appeal to the governor to stop these killings,” he said.