SRINAGAR: PDP leader and former legislator Nizamuddin Bhat has urged Governor Satya Pal Malik to “take measures which can earn the trust of state’s younger generation in the system, presently seen hostile to them”.
In a statement, Bhat said youth are denied space to build careers both in and outside state. “While outside state, they are projected as suspects and made insecure, (and) within the state, the entire generation is facing annihilation,” he said.
“Be it arrests or killings, youth (are) chased without mercy,” he added.
The PDP leader said successive governments have made “half hearted” efforts to create resources for better education, training and better opportunities. “There is a need to build a connect with the upcoming generation rather than to show them pitted against state power,” he said.
“It is high time that the Governor administration reviews all cases against youth and political prisoners and executes the policy of amnesty,” Bhat said.