Srinagar, Jul 2: Jammu Kashmir Apni President Syed Muhammad Altaf Bukhari Friday said that doing away with the practice of ‘Durbar Move’ will widen the gap between the people of Kashmir and Jammu. He asked Lieutenant Governor to revisit his decision.
“Durbar Move was not about the budget but it was about people-to-people contact. Six lakh people from Kashmir visited Jammu and from Jammu around 2 lakh people used to come here (Kashmir). Now this people-to-people contact is gone and it is not good for the ‘integration,” Bukhari as per news agency Kashmir News Trust said.
He was talking to reporters on the sidelines of a joining function at his party headquarters here in Kashmir capital Srinagar.
He said Maharaja of Kashmir had not started the practice of ‘Durbar Move’ for enjoyment but it was his vision to bridge the gap between people of Kashmir and Jammu.
Syed Muhammad Altaf Bukhari said that he fails to understand the logic behind the decision about ‘Durbar Move.’ “Even Prime Minister talks about people-to-people contact and ‘integration’. Out of Rs 80,000 Crore budget a meagre Rs 200 Crore were being spent on the practice of ‘Durbar Move.’ I don’t think, this decision will yield any positive result,” Bukhari said adding that he condemns this decision and request LG to revisit it. (KNT)
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