Srinagar, Aug 14: Jammu and Kashmir’s Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinah Monday said that with peace gradually becoming a permanent feature in the UT, from Vitasta to Ganga, Shahr-e-Khas to Banaras and from Lal Chowk to Lal Qila, there is just one heart beat and one thinking.
Addressing a gathering at historic Lal Chowk, after dedicating the three major projects of smart city—Redevelopment of Residency Road, Redevelopment of Srinagar Square, and Redevelopment of Clock Tower, to people of UT, the LG said that today there is just one goal and one desire i.e. peace.
“From Vitasta to Ganga, Shahr-e-Khas to Banaras and from Lal Chowk to Lal Qila, there is one heartbeat and one thinking,” the LG said as per news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO). He said that some people had made “conflict as an industry and enjoyed conflict profiteering.” “Today they are seeing the crumbling shadow of terror across the border,” he said. “They are witnessing the fall of the terror-eco system and separatism. They are watching the dreams of common citizens of J&K getting fulfilled.”
He said that due to personal benefits, development in J&K remained choked. “These people were assigned the charge of enforcing hartals, bandhs due to which people suffered a lot. The benefits reached to conflict profiteers only while common citizens were left to lurch,” he said. “Poor was made the poorest and some rich became the richest.”
He said that Srinagar was being discussed some four years ago not for development but for street violence and strikes. “Four years ago, there was no Poloview market, Lal Chowk development, river fronts etc. “Biggest change in the last four years is that today, love and peace has replaced stones on Srinagar streets,” he said.
He said that the administration is committed to help people of J&K fulfill their aspirations and dreams. “All hurdles in the peace and development are being removed and very soon peace will become a permanent feature in J&K,” he said.