Asks slum dwellers to leave valley without excuses
Seeks whereabouts of Manzoor Ahmad of Laolab
Kupwara 13 May: Expressing deep displeasure over absence of local representatives of ruling alliance from the District Dev. Board Meeting, AIP Supremo and MLA Langate Er. Rasheed has said that the board meetings are losing credibility fast due to non-seriousness of the govt. While speaking during District Dev. Board Meeting at Kupwara today Er. Rahsheed said “The absence of Mr. Ab. Haq Khan from the board meeting and one hour delay in the commencing of Board Meeting is a clear indication that all is not well in the Govt. and every member of ruling alliance wants to be a minister and those who don’t make it to cabinet do feel disappointed and thus show casual approach during meetings. This non serious behaviour and approach of public representatives gives bureaucracy a chance to take political establishment far granted. It seems that Mr. Haq Khan could not be persuaded to attend the board meeting which resulted in one hour delay to start the meeting”. Er. Rasheed while speaking in the meeting reiterated his demand to evacuate non-state subject seasonal slum dwellers from the various places they have occupied in the entire valley. Er. Rasheed asked District Administration that how and with whose permission hundreds of families have occupied the state land near deputy commissioner’s office Kupwara and asked police and civil administration to evacuate all these suspicious families from Kupwara and various other places, or be prepared to face the public anger over this sensitive issue. Er. Rasheed asked Govt. to make the report of Magisterial enquiry public which has been recently submitted by ADC Handwara. He said that people have a right to know why Govt. failed till date to trace whereabouts of Manzoor Ahmad Khan of Lolab who was summoned to Army camp but never returned back. Er. Rasheed said that the disappearance of Manzoor in custody should make Govt. at least feel ashamed and the cold response by security agencies is unacceptable.