SRINAGAR, July 29: Jammu and Kashmir Awami Forum today took out a peaceful protest march against corruption, drug abuse and violence in the society.
Chairman of the Forum, Farooq Ahmad led the protest march, which was taken out from Old Secretariat to Clock Tower, Lal Chowk, Srinagar. The main issue of the protest was corruption along with drug abuse and all other social evils prevalent in the society.
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Carrying pamphlets in their hands, the Forum members passed through various streets, appealing the common masses to unite and raise their voice for uprooting these evils from the State for long lasting development and prosperity of the State.
Addressing the protesting members, Farooq Ahmad urged the central as well as J&K Government to take steps on fast track basis to take strong action against corrupt politicians and bureaucrats, who have looted money of common man and have made illegal assets running into billions while the common man is struggling to get even basic facilities for their survival.
He further added that in the coming months, more such programs will be organized to stress upon the Government to take steps to end corruption and ensure drug and violence free society. He appealed all peace-loving Kashmiris to to join their movement to end cross border terror sponsored by the neighbouring country. Farooq further accused main political parties of the Valley for using Articles 35A and 370 for vote bank politics.
Similarly marches were also taken out previously in Kupwara, Budgam and Charar-e-Sharif with a similar call to end militancy. Over 5000 people including men, women and children had participated in these marches.