Srinagar: Extending full support to the demand of people of Kargil for a full-fledged University in the district, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Wednesday alleged that the Governor administration by functioning without taking public sentiment into consideration is causing tensions and sowing seeds of discord for future in the state.
In a statement issued here, former minister and senior PDP leader Naeem Akhtar said PDP welcomes the decision of creating a new University in Leh, but Kargil should not be rendered as a left out entity during the process.
Mr Akhtar alleged that the Governor’s administration was creating new fault lines in the state which is already in problems. “It is unfortunate that the Governor administration seems to believe in its small bureaucratic schemes of burying the main political issues facing the state with these measures. Such measures are ultimately creating a wedge between different regions and different districts of the state,” Mr Akhtar said, adding that the Governor administration is creating problems even in those areas of the state where there are none.
He said that it was during the tenure of the PDP that the highest number of universities were created in the state. “Five new universities were created in the state with numerous satellite campuses including in Leh and Kargil. It was the government led by the PDP that initiated the representation of the entire region of Ladakh and empowered both districts to Hill Development councils,” he said.
He said the first time cabinet representation during Mufti Mohammad Sayeed’s regime to both the districts was accorded so that there is no tension within the region. “By virtue of such a measure, both the districts of the region were making impressive strides in development,” Mr Akhtar said.
The PDP leader, however, alleged that the short sighted decisions taken by the Governor administration is going against the public sentiment.
Mr Akhtar added that the decisions pertaining to the overall development of the state including the creation of new universities are best taken by the public representatives who get feedback from the people and who are connected with the problems facing different regions of the state like Ladakh, Chenab and Pir Panchal.