Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar
Abadullah on Saturday said his government will continue in its
endeavour to meet aspirations of the people in the state and
sought the cooperation of the masses to put the Valley back on
the track of progress and development.
Omar interacted with representatives of various
political, social and religious organisations during his day
long tour to border districts of Poonch and Rajouri yesterday.
He said the government was making every effort to create
a congenial atmosphere but cooperation of the people was
needed as certain elements were creating hurdles in taking
forward its people-friendly policies, he said.
Referring to the incident of firing in Mendhar district
which led to loss of three precious lives, Omar regretted the
use of brute force on the protesters and also expressed his
grief over the incidents of civilian killings witnessed during
the last three months in the Valley.
He said some forces were taking advantage to propagate
their political agenda by inciting religious sentiments of the
people and provoking them to resort to arson and damaging
Torching of government offices ultimately hurt interest
of the people as the administration will face inconvenience in
future in finding revenue and other records, he added.
He hailed the people of border districts particularly
that of Rajouri for maintaining harmony and hoped that they
will continue to act sensibly in future also.
Omar also assured a large number of deputations, who met
him and informed about the problems in their areas, to look
into their demands.
The Chief Minister also discussed developmental and
other issues with respective district administrations and
issued directions for further streamlining of functioning of
Earlier, he also reviewed security scenario in Jammu
province at a high level meeting here last evening.