ANC lashes out at LG admin, SMC for failing to clear few inches of snow in Srinagar

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Srinagar, Jan 11 (KNO): Senior vice-president of Awami National Conference Muzaffar Ahmad Shah Monday lashed out at the LG administration and SMC for failing to clear even a few inches of snow in Srinagar areas.

He said that the concerned authorities have miserably failed to clear the snow and thereby putting the residents to a lot inconvenience.

According to the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), Muzaffar Shah while addressing the media at party headquarters in Srinagar said that what they have to do with Hi-tech machines which SMC is demanding, those are needed for the areas which get heavy snowfall.

“LG has announced the packages in crores but can’t get a tractor to clear the snow from roads of the valley. They say it is a natural calamity but where is the administration, where is the chief secretary? Where are the commissioner secretaries, who should have been present on the ground,” Muzaffar Shah said.

Talking about the land being leased out to outside industrialists, Shah said they are welcome to come here to set up the industries but they cannot become the owners of the land here.

Coming down heavily on central government Shah said it was Home Minister Amit Shah and Prime Minister Narendra Modi who announced on the floor of house that statehood will be restored.

“But on the contrary they have disbanded even the J&K Cadre and have merged it. Is this the development they are taking about,” Shah said.

Shah further said that the recent order of reducing the age bar for employment has added to the woes of youth.

While demanding for the return of power projects Shah said that despite owning the electricity resources, Kashmir is reeling under darkness.

Reiterating the demand for the restoration of Article 370, Shah said since the matter is sub-judice but they have a strong hope that Article 370 will be restored.

Shah appealed to the central government and LG administration to repeal the AFSPA as forces are enjoying the impunity.

“The recent case of fake encounter in Amshipora where an Army captain killed three innocents for cash reward of 20 lakh is one such example. It is a shame when forces are killing innocents for cash rewards,” Shah said.

He also said that the families of South Kashmir are waiting to get the bodies of their kin, who were killed in Lawaypora encounter.