Central rule no substitute to popular Govt: PDF

Excelsior Correspondent

SRINAGAR, Dec 13: Maintaining that Central rule was no substitute to popular Government, Chairman of People’s Democratic Front (PDF) Hakeem Yaseen today stressed on the restoration of the political process in Jammu and Kashmir. He urged the centre to hold Assembly elections without waiting for Delimitation Commission’s report.
Speaking to various public deputations during his visit to Goji Thaji, Reyaar, Arizal, Kachwari areas in Khansahib Budgam, Hakeem Yaseen urged for restoration of political process adding that Centre should immediately restore statehood to J&K besides holding assembly elections. He said these Confidence Building Measures (CBMs) would go a long way to bridge the gap of mistrust and alienation among the people.
Yaseen said people of J&K want protection to their rights on land and jobs. He assured the people that his party will leave no stone unturned for protecting interests of the people. He said all machinations to infringe honour and identity of J&K would be repulsed by the people by all democratic and constitutional means.
The people apprised the PDF leader about their day to day burning problems and generally complained about the non availability of adequate power and drinking water supply and dilapidated condition of roads. He assured them that all the demands put forth by them would be raised before the higher authorities in the administration.
On the occasion, several political activists of Kachwa Halqa rejoined PDF.