The Jammu and Kashmir National Conference Party Rank and File has condemned the Ladakh administration move of denying Party VP Omar Abdullah and party functionaries access to the Drass Dak Bungalow and the use of public address system during his visit to the region.
In a joint statement Party General Secretary Ali Muhammad Sagar, Chief Spokesperson Tanvir Sadiq, Party MPs Muhammad Akbar Lone, Hasnain Masoodi, Senior leaders Choudhary Muhammad Ramzan, Abdul Rahim Rather, Mian Altaf Ahmed, Muhammad Shafi Uri, Sharief Ud Din Shariq, Mubarak Gul, Shameema Firdous, Sakina Itoo, Khalid Najeeb Suharwardhy, Sajad Ahmed Kichloo, Dr. Bashir Ahmed Veeri, Ali Muhammad Dar, Javed Dar, Imran Nabi Dar, Sara Hayat Shah, Ahsan Pardesi, Salman Ali Sagar, Aijaz Jan, Ifra Jan, Sabiya Qadri, District Presidents, Zonal, Youth, Women’s wing, Minority wing , Media and Social Media cell have strongly condemned the Ladakh Administration on blocking Party VPs visit to Kargil.
Reacting strongly against the move of Ladakh admin the leaders said that dissuading Omar Sahib from visiting Kargil was done with a sole purpose to hide the failures of Ladakh administration on every conceivable matrix. The entire visit, the leaders said, was focussed on the issues faced by the local population.
“Ladakh admin don’t want to face the reality. The reality is that the people of Ladakh, particularly Kargil are suffering from developmental deficit and administrative inertia all at the same time. Omar Sahib’s visit to the region was aimed to gauge the issues faced by people there,” they said.
“Weaponizing administration to curb opposition voices, particularly that of a leader who has been a union minister, parliamentarian , legislature and former CM is the newest low the present dispensation in New Delhi and Ladakh UT administration has nose-dived to,” they said.
The unity call of the NC leadership and its echoing from Ladakh has also added to the frustration of the administration. “Such measures reveal that there is no window for opposition in the new chapter unfurled in J&K, and Ladakh as well. The Government doesn’t want to hear voices critical of its policies and conduct,” they added.