Dogra certificate: Govt should consider reviewing order says Farooq
Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Farooq Abdullah asked the state government - headed by his son Omar - to tread cautiously over the controversial Dogra issue and remove loopholes if any.
Srinagar: Former Jammu and Kashmir chief
minister Farooq Abdullah on Tuesday asked the state government -
headed by his son Omar - to tread cautiously over the
controversial Dogra issue and remove loopholes if any.
"If the sense of discrimination prevails in any
section of the society regarding the issuance of the
certificate, it may result in disturbance of peace and
tranquillity of the state. So the state government should
seriously consider reviewing the order and address these
misgivings he said.
Separatists have called for a revocation of the
decision of the state government to issue Dogra certificates
in Jammu region.
The Union Minister for New and Renewable Energy also
backed social activist Anna Hazare`s campaign for a stronger
anti-corruption bill but pointed out it was not only
politicians who were to be blamed.
"Steps taken by Hazare have to be appreciated by one
and all... but people should not point fingers only on the
leaders for corruption as everyone from peon to the big babu
is corrupt here. Even the media is corrupt," Abdullah
told reporters on the sidelines of a function held on the eve
of Ramnamvi at Achabal in south Kashmir`s Anantnag district.
Abdullah said the killing of Jamiat-e-Ahli Hadees
chief Moulvi Showkat Ahmad Shah is the handiwork of those who
are "hell bent upon disturbing the peace" in the Valley.
"It is a cowardly act and those who have committed
it cannot be human. His death has created a void in the
society so I appeal to the state government to expose Shah?s
killers at the earliest and punish them sternly," he said.
Shah`s killing in a bomb attack last week has been
strongly condemned by parties across the state`s political