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Vakil demands restoration of statehood ‘not as charity but as right’

Post by on Thursday, August 4, 2022

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Sopore, Aug 03:  J&K People's Conference Sr. Vice President and former Minister, Abdul GaniVakil, Wednesday reacting on the recent statement of Minister of State Home in the Parliament regarding restoration of statehood to J&K at appropriate time, is unfortunate because people of J&K are already fed up with these “dilly delaying tactics” of GoI and want to know when is this appropriate time.
While addressing a meeting of party workers in Ningli Gath and Jaanwari of Sopore town, Vakil said these “dilly delaying tactics” of GoI are only adding to the alienation among the people of J&K. Restoration of statehood is not a charity, but it is the right of the people of Jammu and Kashmir.
He said that the Parliament of India should not facilitate denial of rights to the people of J&K.
 "Alienation of people in Kashmir is at an all-time high. The lack of a representative government has further estranged the people from the system. And when people stop relating with the system, it's a dangerous sign", he added.
Vakil reminded the Government of India to stay true to its promise of restoring statehood to J&K without any further delay. "It is surprising that the GoI is not fulfilling its promise made in the Parliament. The Home Minister has repeatedly assured the nation from the floor of the Parliament that statehood will be restored. This assurance was also given by the PM during his broadcast to the nation addressed especially to the people of J&K. However, it is extremely unfortunate that the GoI is dragging its feet from restoring democracy in J&K", he added.
Vakil lashed out at the administration for failing to announce a comprehensive plan for mitigating sufferings of daily wagers working in different departments, Anganwari workers and helpers.
He said that the J & K administration has failed to address the sufferings of these poor people who depend on daily earnings to feed their families. Government is acting as a mute spectator to the hardships of these people and their families.

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