Jammu : All Jammu Civil Society Forum (AJCSF) has demanded a definite solution to J&K problem acceptable to all the three regions of the State—Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh.
Addressing a news conference here today, Thakur Gulchain Singh Charak Former Minister, President Dogra Sadar Sabha & Forum’s Convener said that a neat andclean, honest, non-discriminatory and corruption free government that is fair to all and which is capable of providing balanced share in power and development to all the three regions of the State is the immediate need of the hour.
Mr. Charak told reporters that AJCSF yesterday met the All Party Parliamentary Delegation (APD) which was led by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and submitted a memorandum to the APD which contained all the genuine demands and aspirations of the State.
He said that there is a full collapse of governing machinery and near total hibernation of the politicians of all main parties including sitting MLAs and Ministers from their respective constituencies.
He further said that as the common man has no access to Civil Secretariat, which is shut and all routine matters including payments that need government’s approval, Forum’s Convener said that they requested the delegation to issue directions to the State Government for making the Summer Secretariat at Jammu functional with full powers so that the public may heave a sigh of relief.
Expressing concern over the attacks on Jammu based truckers and oil tankers and the damages caused to their vehicles in Kashmir by the miscreants and rioters and the losses suffered by the Jammu region, Mr. Charak said: “The trade, commerce and business in Jammu region has come to a standstill with whopping amounts of pending payments from Kashmir. The pipeline supplies of goods and merchandised received from within the country and abroad are stuck in warehouses due to frozen money circulation.
Tourism, hotels and pilgrimage which were the mainstay, have largely suffered. The losses are enormous and have caused devastation to the small scale suppliers, businessmen and tradesmen who have been pushed to starvation. Development works have halted for want of release of funds by the government. Even routine payments like meager annuity to widows and gallant soldiers have not been paid after April 2015.”
The four major political parties have displayed their abilities and tried out their might for seventy long years in varied combinations and through generations of leadership with the result as written on the wall. Their impact, influence and efficacy has been more than evident during your two visits as Home Minister and of thedelegation as a whole on 4th of Sept 2016. Thus the “All Jammu Civil Society Forum” (AJCSF) has come into being. The time has come now, when we have to bring an end to this mayhem, losses of lives and property and utter waste of national resources, affecting business, tourism and causing It must be understood that the Kashmir issue is much beyond a mere law and order problem. It needs a strong united political will of the nation by rising above the party politics and vote bank compulsions. No short sighted