Money for schemes either goes unspent or being misused by Corrupt Babus: Er Rasheed | KNO

‘Why Karnah, Karen, Uri grab headlines on media only in war days’
Money for schemes either goes unspent or being misused by Corrupt Babus: Er Rasheed | KNO

Kashmir News Observer (KNO)

Karnah, July 02 (KNO) : On the second day of his three-day-tour to Karnah, AIP President Er Rasheed continued his public contact campaign at around dozen places including Bahadurkote, Ibkote, Murchana, Panjtara, Haridal, Saidpora, Prada, Amroie, Dhani, Taad and other places. On the occasion, Er Rasheed as per a statement issued to KNO expressed his anger and anguish over the dull behavior of defunct administration. “It is unfortunate that entire Karnah valley has been deprived of its fundamental rights and people lack basic immunities like roads, water and electricity. The so called national media should answer why the border areas like Karnah, Karen, Gurez and Uri remain in headlines only in war times and why don’t ultra-national journalists carry stories describing miserable and heart breaking condition of Karnah inhabitants,” he said. He said it is heart breaking that almost most of the villages at LOC have been caged and their agricultural lands are of no use to them. “The civil administration seems to be in deep slumbers and it is unfortunate that despite availability of funds in many schemes the money goes either unspent or is being misused by the corrupt Babus,” he said. Er Rasheed demanded setting up of commission to probe whether money has been utilized judiciously in various developmental projects by the concerned authorities. He said “Governor Administration must certainly enquire why people of Karnah are still living in Stone Age despite tall claims made by governments from time to time about keeping funds available in border areas to address the genuine issues,” he said. He added that AIP will certainly fulfill its duties towards the people and will ensure accountability and   transparency in the system. He asked government to feel some shame for ignoring the genuine aspirations of people of Karnah. “Can there be anything more shameful than the fact that people of Seemari, Kadhama, Tooti Haji, Machama and Haridal have to take for grains on their shoulders for the want of ration stores and it often takes them more than two days to take the same from the nearest ration store,” he said. He added that no one will be allowed to enjoy from the sufferings of people of border areas and those officers involved in turning sufferings of masses into fortunes for themselves will be made accountable and taken to task.(KNO)