Srinagar, Publish Date: Nov 29 2018
Former legislators Mohammad Yousuf Tarigami, Ghulam Hassan Mir and Hakeem Yaseen on Thursday asked the governor-led administration to reconsider the order on J&K Bank while criticising it for failing to bring respite to the people in the state.
The leaders, in a joint statement, welcomed the decision to bring the Jammu and Kashmir Bank under the purview of the Right to Information (RTI) act, the Chief Vigilance Commissioner (CVC) guidelines and the State Legislature.
“However, the decision of the state administrative council (SAC) to turn the bank into a public sector undertaking (PSU) is unwarranted and must be reconsidered,” said the statement, issued by the trio.
They said Malik after taking reigns of the state had said that corruption, inefficiency and sluggishness within the system will not be tolerated.
“However, months down the line, it seems corruption has reached to its peak and delivery on the ground is disappointing,” the statement quoted them as having said.
The leaders said the situation which was there in the previous PDP-BJP government is still prevalent with people crying for basic amenities like power, potable water and ration.
“The power scenario in Kashmir has turned from bad to worse as the Power Development Department has failed to ensure power supply as per their curtailment schedule. With harsh winter fast approaching, government must tackle this situation on priority. Though the government claims there is improvement in governance, reality is that the power situation is same as it was during the previous years. There is no improvement,” the former legislators said, as per the statement.
While calling for an immediate end to ‘killing spree of civilians’, they expressed sympathies with the families of the victims.
The killing of civilians, they said, can never be a solution to any problem.
“Whether a civilian is killed by the bullet from one side or the other side, it is loss of precious human life. Whose cause’ is fulfilled by the killings of civilians? Unfortunately, it is a Kashmiri who is getting killed every day.”