Process of uprooting fear of terrorism going on at rapid pace in J&K, says LG Manoj Sinha
Jammu: Asserting that the process of uprooting the fear of terrorism is going on at a rapid pace in Jammu and Kashmir, Lieutenant Governor (LG) Manoj Sinha has said the Union Territory has a development deficit of 73 years and there would be challenges to fill the gaps, but his administration is fully prepared to deal with it.
He also said the aspirations and dreams of the people of Jammu and Kashmir were suppressed by “a few people” under a thoughtful strategy.
The LG made the remarks during the release of a book, titled “Tipane Kashmirchi (notes on Kashmir), untold stories”, authored by Arun Karmarkar, in Mumbai on Sunday.
“Terrorism is the real enemy of humanity. The process of uprooting the fear of terrorism is going on at a rapid pace,” he said.
Sinha said Jammu and Kashmir has a development deficit of 73 years and there would be challenges to fill the gaps, but the administration is fully prepared to deal with it.
Compared to other states, he said the budget of Jammu and Kashmir has been four to five times more in terms of per capita, yet the development that should have been done, the kind of industrialisation that should have taken place has not happened.
“The people of Jammu and Kashmir were deprived of basic rights. A few vested interests hampered the process of development reaching the doorsteps of the people for decades,” the LG said.