Srinagar, May 28 : Taking a dig at the government for not restoring 4G internet service in Jammu and Kashmir, former chief Minister Omar Abdullah said why people of Union Territory (UT) are being punished when the Centre blames Pakistan for militancy and other anti-national activities. He said activities of Pakistan in J&K was beyond the control of the people for which they are not responsible but still are being punished.
The Vice-President of the National Conference (NC) Omar said no big economic and development activities on the ground and no democracy and here the J&K government admits to a worsening security environment. Ten months later the report card does not look impressive after August 5, 2019. On this day the Centre scrapped Article 370 and divided the state into two UTs besides detained three former Chief Ministers—Dr Farooq Abdullah, Omar and Mehbooba Mufti besides dozens of former ministers, legislators and senior leaders. Taking to micro blogging site twitter he said, “The centre blames Pakistan for all this. In which case why are the people of J&K being punished for things beyond our control and for which we are not responsible?”.
“No big ticket investment, no economic activity, no development activity on the ground, no democracy & here the J&K government admits to a worsening security environment. 10 months later the 5th Aug 2019 report card doesn’t look impressive”, he further tweeted. Mr Abdullah, who is currently in New Delhi on a private visit, was responding to media report which reads “ Ban on high speed internet in #Jammu and #Kashmir to continue till June 17. J&K government cites #Nawakadalencounter, attacks on security forces, infiltration in coming weeks due to onset of summer and melting of snow”. The former chief minister detained under Public Safety Act (PSA) was released in March after about eight months. (UNI)