Various legislators today participated in the discussion on Motion of Thanks on Governor’s Address in the upper house of the state legislature.Sajjad Ahmad Kichloo while stressing on reviewing the current policies of the government said that responsibility of Kashmir unrest lies on all political factions adding that a progressive approach is required to bring everlasting peace in the state. He also raised concern regarding shortcomings in implementation of provisions mentioned in previous Governor’s Address. Kichloo welcomed government’s endeavor towards resolution of conflict through dialogue and urged early implementation of Agenda of Alliance.Surinder Kumar Choudhary said that amidst multiple challenges, CM Mehbooba Mufti is working hard towards bringing peace and harmony in the state as envisioned by former Chief Minister, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed. He appreciated the government’s social initiatives launched for welfare of the people including Mufti Mohammad Sayeed Food Entitlement Scheme, PMUY for LPG and Ujala scheme for LEDs among others. He further supported government’s policy to extend support to displaced persons of PoK (1947).
Surinder Mohan Ambardar paid tributes to Mufti Mohammed Sayeed on his first death anniversary. Ambardar congratulated the government for taking up several initiatives for youth engagement in the state. He further urged for focused youth involvement from the regions of Jammu, Kashmir Kargil, Leh including refugee youth. He also appreciated JK Bank’s initiative of showcasing achievements of state’s youth through its annual calendar. He also lauded government’s commitment towards facilitating the return and dignified rehabilitation of Kashmiri Migrants.Qaiser Jamsheed Lone said the public concerns regarding excessive use of force in the recent unrest should be looked into besides focus on proper rehabilitation and counseling for people affected due to the unrest.Sham Lal Bhagat welcomed youth policy and urged the government to look into the issues of daily wagers, casual labourers and ST forest dwellers. He showed concerns regarding delays in holding elections for Panchayati Raj Institution and hoped that government will be able to fulfill its resolve of holding Panchayat elections by March 2017.Mohammad Muzaffar Parray also participated in the discussion.