Delegation's Visit Will Yield Positive Results: Omar22 September 2010
The Daily Excelsior
Jammu: Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said today that the visit of all party delegation to the State would yield positive results in addressing Kashmir problem politically. Speaking to deputations in Doda and Kishtwar towns today, Mr Abdullah expressed confidence that recommendations of the delegation will be prompt and the Central Government will take a swift action on them to address the present unrest in the Kashmir valley. Pinning high hopes on three days visit of the delegation led by Union Home Minister P Chidambaram, which returned to New Delhi this morning, the Chief Minister pointed out that the deputation met a cross section of society in both parts of the region and took their view point. 'Hopefully, the delegation will soon submit its report to the Central Government and it will act on their recommendations swiftly’’, Omar said. Deputy Chief Minister, Tara Chand and MLAs of Doda and Kishtwar accompanied the Chief Minister. It was the gathering of multitudes of various personalities of Doda and Kishtwar, Imams of the mosques and shrines, business community of the respective areas, traders associations, educationists, Pahari Development Forum, Doda, Bar Association, representatives of Action Committee for Development of Chenab Valley, Doda Welfare Society, Sanatan Dharam Sabha, Pahari Development Forum, Kishtwar, Gurdawara Prabandak Committee, Kishtwar, Rajput Sabha and SC Sabha, who called on the Chief Minister. The Chief Minister said that issues can only be discussed and addressed through dialogue in a peaceful atmosphere. 'Sustained interactions are must to move ahead purposefully to settle issues amicably', he added. Omar said peace and tranquility were imperative for both political and economic development in the State and every one of us has to contribute in this direction. He said violence and disruption of law and order only creates hurdles and results in loss of precious lives and damage to public property. Expressing deep sorrow over the loss of precious lives during disturbances in the Valley, the Chief Minister appealed to the people to cooperate with the Government in restoring normalcy and moving ahead on the path of addressing political issues in a political manner. 'We are committed to facilitate dialogues between the Centre and various shades of political opinion in the State and help work out amicable solution to all issues as per aspirations of the people of the State,' he maintained. The Chief Minister lauded the people of Doda and Kishtwar for maintaining calm and not falling prey to the nefarious designs of mischief mongers. He asked them to keep constant vigil on such elements and act in coordination with administration in foiling any design aimed at disturbing peace and communal harmony in the twin districts of Doda and Kishtwar. On development, Omar said despite law and order problem in the Valley, Government is trying its best to carry forward its development agenda smoothly and address grievances of people promptly. The Chief Minister said that various projects have been launched in the districts of Doda and Kishtwar to upgrade the facilities in health, education, R&B, PHE, power and other sectors and improve basic amenities. He said fast track development of hilly backward and far-flung areas has been focused as one of the most important concerns in the development policy of the Government. 'The administration in these areas has been sensitized to deliver on ground and ensure that the benefits of the schemes reach to the people at grass roots', he said. He reviewed the progress on various development works in the twin districts of Doda and Kishtwar at district officers meetings which were also attended by the District Development Commissioners. The Chief Minister was briefed about the progress on various development projects and apprised about the pace of work. The Chief Minister directed the district administration in both the districts to take all measures to complete the works within the prescribed timeline and reach out to the people in every area for redressal of their genuine grievances. Omar Abdullah reviewed schemes and works in the sectors of health, education, R&B, rural development, PHE, transport, agriculture and allied disciplines. He directed the Divisional Commissioner, Jammu to immediately look into the matter of plying of 16 new buses in this area and report the factual position with regard to this to him.