Action to be taken against those making anti-peace statements: LG

LG Manoj Sinha addressing a function at SKICC Srinagar on Sunday.
LG Manoj Sinha addressing a function at SKICC Srinagar on Sunday.

Cancelled SSB exams to be held afresh in Nov

Fayaz Bukhari

Srinagar, Oct 30 : Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha today said that strict action will be taken against those making statements that vitiate the peaceful atmosphere.

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Sinha said anti-peace elements always try to destabilise peace by killing innocents and some try to do it by making unjustified statements which leads to disruption of the peaceful atmosphere. “Law will take strict action against those making statements that vitiate the peaceful atmosphere,” he said while addressing a function at SKICC here.
The LG said that J&K is witnessing a change and every individual has to play a part. He added that some people who ruined the lives of thousands of people in J&K in the past 30 years never saw their own children suffer in any way.
“Peace is a must for development. People have to support the Government in establishing peace. Security forces can’t do it alone,” he said.
Sinha said some people try to disrupt the peace by killing innocent people to give the impression that whatever was happening in the past 30 years was the way forward.
“Let me put it on record violence leads to nowhere. Kashmir is changing and tourists are coming in large numbers while a record number of flights are flying from both Kashmir and Jammu airports,” he said.
Sinha said that Pakistan is disconsolate over huge tourist footfall in J&K, and it is why it’s pawns are leaving no stone unturned to destabilise the pace of development in the region.
The LG said the Jammu and Kashmir has witnessed major changes from past few years that led to the massive development in the UT, but few subversive elements and their handlers are yet to digest the changes.
“The neighbouring country Pakistan and their pawns are yet to digest changes happening in J&K. Pakistan is absolute disconsolate over huge influx of tourists that led economical boost in the UT”, he said.
He said the militants and their handlers are at “deathbed” after police and security forces dismantled their ecosystem. “They are still trying to snatch lives of innocents including laborers. They want to sabotage the pace of development the UT is witnessing from past few years”, the LG said.
Sinha said the J&K is witnessing gigantic changes due to which youth have reposed their faith on the mainstream. He said the J&K has lost numerous lives in past due to turmoil carried out by militants and their handlers sitting across.
“In turbulent times only poor families lost their sons. Neither a politician nor a rich man’s son lost his life. They enjoyed their lives abroad and got higher education. Only poor people suffered the dent of the uncertain situation. Now youth have reposed their faith in the mainstream that led the pace of development to the new heights”, he said.
The LG said that exams conducted by the Service Selection Board (SSB) that were cancelled by the Government will be now held afresh in the month of November and selection will purely based on merit.
He said that gone are the days when jobs were sold on roads and streets of Jammu and Kashmir.
“We cancelled the exams conducted by the SSB after allegations of irregularities and ordered a CBI inquiry. Some arrests were made and more are likely to be made. All the cancelled exams will now be held afresh in November,” he added.
The LG said gone are the days, when jobs were sold on roads and streets. “Now only merit will speak,” the LG Sinha said, adding that in the past three years, 30,000 youth got jobs.
Sinha said there is no denying the fact that everyone can’t get a Government job and that’s why the administration started self-employment schemes. “In the past three years, over 5 lakh youth were provided a chance of self-employment,” he added.