JAMMU, Nov 20: Mubarak Gul, senior NC leader and former Speaker of J&K Legislative Assembly today slammed the incumbent Government for its failure to take adequate measures to curb the rising number of road accidents in Jammu and Kashmir.
While interacting with the senior colleagues of party at NC office here today, the senior NC leader said that the LG led administration has turned a blind eye towards the plight of the people who are losing their lives in road accidents on a regular basis.
Mubarak Gul expressed deep concern over the recent Doda accident, in which 39 people have lost their lives and nearly 17 received severe injuries. He said that such incidents are a stark reminder of the Government’s apathy towards the safety of its citizens. He asserted that the Government has failed to implement the recommendations of a committee formed during his tenure as Speaker of the J&K Assembly to curb road accidents.
Former Speaker said that the Government’s inaction has resulted in the loss of countless lives and has caused immense pain and suffering to the families of the victims.
“The Government needs to wake up from its slumber and take immediate action to address this issue,” he said, adding that the recommendations of the committee should be implemented without any further delay to stop the frequent accident in hilly areas.”
The NC leader also called for a thorough investigation into the Doda accident and said that those responsible for the tragedy should be held accountable.
Provincial president for Jammu, Rattan Lal Gupta raised serious concern over the effectiveness of the Back to Village programs, stating that it has failed to address the issues raised during its implementation. He termed it as futile attempt in wasting the hard earned money of public while carrying out such wasteful exercise which serves no purposes.
Gupta said that people have Gheraod the Administrative Officers during their visits to rural areas as the promises made with people remained unfulfilled. He slammed the Government for showing high class hypocrisy by celebrating Cooperative Week after abolishing even the last one in J&K as if it was the enemy number one of this people’s movement, which was thriving in J&K during the tenures of NC Governments.
Senior leaders Qazi Jalal Ud Din, Satwant Kour Dogra, Pardeep Bali, Ayub Malik, Vijay Lakhshmi Datta, Harshvardhan and Raghvir Singh Manhas were also present on the occasion.