'Unrest has brought Jammu and Kashmir to a standstill': Congress slams state govt

Jammu: In an attack on the Jammu and Kashmir government, the Congress party said that while the PDP-BJP
dispensation has deployed its resources to control the law and order situation in the Valley, all other development activities have come to a standstill.

Curfew has been in place in Kashmir since 10 days. Representational image. AFP

Curfew has been in place in Kashmir since 10 days. Representational image. AFP

"The whole attention of the government is towards controlling the law and order situation and all other activities in the field of development are adversely affected," Congress leader and deputy chairman of the Legislative Council, Jahangir Ahmed Mir, said.

He urged the people of Jammu and Kashmir to maintain a "traditional brotherhood" as the state has been passing
through a very critical juncture. Mir said people are fed up of shortage of food, drinking water, power supply and medical facilities in far flung and rural areas.

"Due to the deteriorating law and order situation, people from all walks of life have been affected," he said, adding that there are numerous day-to-day problems of people which required to be addressed.

He also appealed to the people of Kashmir Valley not to disrupt the ongoing Amarnath Yatra.

Updated Date: Jul 17, 2016 20:50 PM

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