Freedom for everyone is the largest development in J&K, says LG on the fourth anniversary of Article 370's repeal
Nadia Farooq

Srinagar, July 07: On Friday, Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha of Jammu and Kashmir blasted the regional parties that have rejected the recent decision to provide housing for the destitute, saying that the days of certain individuals behaving as “owners of government property and funds” are over.

According to the Kashmir News Observer (KNO), the LG made these remarks at the SKICC here during the National Tribal Festival, where he noted that certain individuals have begun to protest the recent announcement of granting land to 2711 landless households and houses to others who are homeless.


I want to make it clear that they can no longer act as if they own public money and resources. No longer do they make choices that benefit their political agenda. They stole public land, built mansions for themselves, and abandoned the poor to their fate. The LG made it clear that he was referring to regional leaders who had rejected the administration’s decision, such as National Conference vice president Omar Abdullah, PDP head Mehbooba Mufti, and others.

PDP chairman Mehbooba said the initiative was an attempt to turn J&K into a slum by bringing in people from outside, while Omar questioned who the homeless were in J&K.

According to the LG, the Prime Minister’s Awas Yojna was carried out nationwide, with the exception of Jammu and Kashmir. People in J&K are suffering since the system is being applied there as well. The PM’s (Narendera Modi’s) wish will come true,” he said. “We’re giving five malras to every homeless family so they can build the home of their dreams.”

The LG lauded the Tribal Community for their role in making Jammu and Kashmir the peaceful and developed state that it is now, and he said a number of actions had been taken for the welfare of Tribal people, including the provision of training materials and the organisation of buyer/seller meetings.

Efforts are being made to prepare indigenous youngsters for renowned examinations and provide free tutoring for them, the LG was quoted as saying by KNO. He said that the tribal community’s predecessors suffered much for the sake of J&K. The LG said, “The 5th of August, 2019 was a historic day for the Tribal community, as it marked the end of disparity for them.” He promised that the administration’s many agencies would coordinate closely for the benefit of Native Americans, not simply the Tribal Affairs Department.

He said that every 4 lakh tribals in J&K will be recorded in a database on a brand new website that could be accessed at any time. During the time of their migration, the Tribes will have access to free transportation so that they can go where they’re going in two days instead of a month. They will also be offered free access to ambulance services. The LG further said that primary health care services will be established to meet the requirements of the Tribes’ population. He also said that the Tribal Affairs Institute (TAI) would get a funding boost so that it could provide children with training in herb collection from the woods.



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