National Conference vice-president Omar Abdullah on Thursday criticised the Central Government, saying the report card of the last 10 months since the revocation of Article 370 in August last year “doesn’t look impressive”.
In a series of tweets, the former Chief Minister of the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir said people in the newly formed UT were being “punished” for things beyond their control.
“No big ticket investment, no economic activity, no development activity on the ground, no democracy and here the J&K Government admits to a worsening security environment,” said Omar.
Highlighting the 10 months since August 5 last year – when the Central Government abrogated Article 370 and imposed a lengthy lockdown in J&K – Omar said “report card doesn’t look impressive”.
Omar, who remained in detention for several months and has been refrained from making political comments since his release, made the remarks as the administration ordered the continuation of the suspension of high-speed Internet in the UT till June 17.
The administration cited several reasons, including possible attempts at infiltration by militants, for continued suspension of the 4G Internet services.
“The Centre blames Pakistan for all this. In which case why are the people of J&K being punished for things beyond our control and for which we are not responsible?” Omar asked.