Centre facilitating high corruption in J&K: Mufti
Posted on: 02:23 AM IST Apr 08, 2012
Jammu: Alleging a cricket scam worth millions in Jammu and Kashmir, opposition PDP on Saturday lashed out at the Centre accusing it of facilitating political crimes and corruption in the state.
PDP Chief Mehbooba Mufti also targeted national parties, especially the BJP, over the issue saying they were yet to utter a word on the alleged scam of such proportions.
"New Delhi is facilitating political crimes and corruption in J&K", she said, adding, "I feel the national parties in New Delhi and I would also like to mention the name of BJP who did not utter a word even after such a big scam occurred in Jammu and Kashmir, and it shows that they also facilitate such things in the state".
"There is total misgovernance, lack of development, growing unemployment and alienation among the people besides high degree of political crimes and corruption in J&K", Mehbooba said.
However, she said the biggest issue in the state at present is that of unemployment. She alleged that even employed people are agitating on the streets for either not getting salaries regularly or only half of it.
"Whether they are casual labourers, daily wagers, teachers or contractors, everyday you can see that they are protesting and are being baton charged. In reply to this, government says that they do not have sufficient funds but unfortunately on the other side there is a surge in illegal appointments," said she.