Rather asks Govt to wake up from deep slumber

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By Fast Kashmir on 26/03/2018.

Threatens mass uprising in the area

Srinagar, Mar 26: Senior National Conference leader and former Finance minister Abdul Rahim Rather here on Monday slammed the Mehbooba government for its failure in the delivery of services, institutional malfunctioning and total neglect of the people in the prestigious Chrar-e-Sharief constituency of Central Kashmir’s Budgam district.
Sharply reacting to the total shutdown observed today across the Chrar-e-Sharief constituency that crippled normal life in the entire area, the former Finance Minister Abdul Rahim Rather asked the government to either wake up from the deep slumber or be ready to face the consequences of major anti-government uprising in the area.
Talking to KNS Rather said “the unprecedented shutdown observed in the Chrar-e-Sharief town and other areas is an eye opener for the government as transport was off the roads, schools and colleges were shut and shops and business establishments were close.
Alleging that for the last two years the entire Chrar-e-Sharif area known to be a spiritual centre of the entire Kashmir has plunged into darkness leaving both the local population and the pilgrims visiting the Chrar-e- Sharief shrine in thousand fuming Rather also regretted the government’s failure in keeping the hotline established at Charar-e-Sharief by the previous National Conference government functional.
Regretting that the hospital at Charar-e-Sharief is also in shambles Rather told KNS that two higher secondary schools are without principals and the post of zonal education officers lies vacant for the last one year. Rather said that roads left unmacadamised for the last two years are causing huge inconveniences for the people to the extent that passenger transporters have withdrawn the transport service to local fruit mandi.
Rather threatened a mass uprising if the government does not wake up from the deep slumber and takes measures for restoring the public services and working of the government institutions in Chrar-e-Sharief constituency immediately. (KNS)