State Governor Satya Pal Malik has assured the people of Jammu and Kashmir that they should not listen to the rumours being floated by the vested interests and should believe in the government. He briefed media recently to clarify many doubts in the minds of people.
Governor asked militants to give up arms and invited them to talks, while allaying apprehensions about the delimitation of Assembly constituencies in the state, describing these as rumours and a constitutional matter which cannot be done in a day.
On reports that the Centre could work towards abrogation of Articles 370 and 35A, the Governor said these were in the election manifestos of many political parties. No need to worry for the people of Jammu and Kashmir.
The Governor also reiterated that any decision on the conduct of Assembly elections would be taken by the Election Commission of India, saying the government was ready for the conduct of these elections, reminding that ULB and panchayat elections were held peacefully last year. Malik, while asking the militants to come to the negotiating table, asserted that violence would not break India. He said the people of the state, particularly the unemployed youth, were being misled by leaders in the name of “azadi” or “autonomy”.
He said that many political parties have mislead the people of Jammu and Kashmir on many sensitive issues and said that people of Jammu and Kashmir should face the realities and come out of illusions. Governor asserted that Central Government will do remarkable improvement in the infrastructure development in entire State and all the regions would be developed without any special preference to any region.