Sajad Lone questions Shah’s normalcy remark for statehood to J-K

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Srinagar: Peoples Conference chairman, Sajad Lone Saturday questioned Home Minister Amit Shah’s normalcy remark for return of statehood to J-K and stated that government’s admission that situation still isn’t normal in J-K is self-contradictory.

Taking to micro-blogging site Twitter, Sajad Lone said that in a federal structure can normally be used as an excuse to assume power and who will define normalcy.

“Who will define normalcy. And in a federal structure, can we really use normalcy as an excuse to assume power. Irrespective of the definition of normalcy possibly coined by the union govt – every single stateless day is an affront to federalism and to the people of J-K,” he Tweeted.

In another Tweet, he said: “And to the people of India who are mute bystanders. Inshallah u too will one day taste statelessness and helplessness. Non popular governments mean a humiliating existence for the inhabitants of that particular place.”

“We don’t wish it for even our worst enemies. Central rule in any place is a kick in the teeth for federalism. And self styled pat on the back— ohh doing so well — this is all so nauseating,” he said in another Tweet.

Meanwhile, CPI(M) leader, M Y Tarigami said that one of the principle fundamentals of good governance is participation and representation, a right which continues to be denied to the people of J-K.

“Releasing such indexes is intended to help the government in optics wise. However, the ground reality of dilapidated roads, erratic power supply, inaccessibility of portable water combined with huge unemployment, social unrest is reflecting contrasting picture,” he said. (KNS)

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