‘Goli se nahi Boli se’ slogan is a cruel joke : Omar


SRINAGAR: National ConferenceWorking President, omar Abdullah in a scathing attack to the Mehbooba-led government Friday said in his speech in the assembly that ‘Goli se nahi Boli se’ slogans have become a cruel joke with the people as “your crackdown on separatist leaders is unprecedented.”
“Who are you going to talk to or who will you ‘force’ New Delhi to talk to when you have bundled all separatist leaders in jail?” the NC Working President said in the Legislative Assembly. 
“Similarly, the PDP-BJP Government hastily agreed to the extension of NFSA to J&K without considering its adverse impact on food security for hundreds and thousands of our citizens. The previous Government had objected to the extension of NFSA to J&K as it deprived a major chunk of our population of basic, adequate ration. Sadly, the PDP-BJP Government in a hurry to appease the Central Government extended NFSA to J&K and today our people are out on the roads crying for their right to ration”, he said in his speech. 
On the issue of the Sainik Colony, the NC Working President said his party had not objected to the idea of a Sainik Colony for State Subjects but had repeatedly sought the Government’s clarification on the issue.
“Your Government has constantly contradicted itself on the Sainik Colony issue and your alliance partner has demanded that non-State subjects be allowed to settle in these proposed Sainik Colonies. There are orders of land allocation and identification from your Government and yet you have chosen to hide behind wild allegations and deflections. Show me one order where you can allege that the previous Government allocated land for the Sainik Colonies”, Omar Abdullah added. 
“Similarly the Chief Minister’s silence on the issue of exclusive townships for Pandit Migrants has resulted in a sense of apprehension and worry in the State. We cannot disagree about the need and urgency to rehabilitate and resettle Kashmiri Pandits back into the Valley but settling them in walled townships is a self-defeating exercise. Why not just rehabilitate them in the cantonments then? Their re-integrated into the society is imperative and isolating them from the society won’t serve any purpose but will further add to the alienation between various communities”, the NC Working President added.
The NC Working President said the PDP-BJP Government has abandoned its promises of opening up additional trade and travel routes and has also abandoned the previous Government’s return and rehabilitation policy for those misguided youth who had crossed the Line of Control during years of turmoil in the State. “A lot of our young men returned from across the Line of Control through the Nepal route to come back to their homes and families. Not a single one of these individuals has taken part in any objectionable or militancy-related activities. Today your Government has stopped this policy’s implementation. If you are indeed a well-wisher of the youth and want reconciliation within our society – it is your duty to get your alliance partner and the Central Government to open up the Nepal route to facilitate the return of our boys to their homes”, Mr. Omar Abdullah said. 
“Your indecisiveness in governing this State is harming the State and affecting the people. You come out with an Industrial Policy and abandon it within two days without standing up for your proposal or even explaining what your intentions were with the particular policy. This is a Government that lacks conviction and stability”, he said. 
Highlighting the glaring development and governance deficit in the State, Omar Abdullah said there was no sign of governance in the State.
“You talk of new roads and bridges but let me assure you there are no new roads and bridges in the constituencies of my colleagues or in my constituency. Whatever little macadamization we saw has stopped”, the NC Working President added. 
He lashed out at the State Government for mishandling the Handwara incident and said the Chief Minister was directly culpable and accountable for injustice and negligence as it was the Chairperson of the Women’s Commission who publicly stated that the Chief Minister was personally monitoring the case.
“We get to hear different versions from the girl and from the security forces and the J&K Police. There is no clarity on the issue. A PDP Leader and adviser to the former Chief Minister added insult to injury by blaming the firing victims for committing suicide. This is the insensitivity and arrogance of this Government”, he said.  
Omar asked Mehbooba Mufti to take charge of her responsibilities and understand that opportunities to undo wrongs are limited. “I once sat in the chair that you sit in today and let me assure you time passes quickly. You have to take concrete measures to fulfil your promises and undo your wrongs”, he said.


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