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Youth start #SaveChenabValley Campaign for better roads

Kishtwar, April 06:A group of youth from erstwhile district Doda which is also popularly known as Chenab valley have started an online campaign save:The Chenab valley to mobilise the public opinion regarding the dilapidated and tattered conditions of this serene valley,the inhabitants of which are worse sufferers of government apathy.

The overall scenario of Chenab valley is in worst state owing to deadly roads,poor health services,extreme power scarcity,low educational standards,non existence of essentials and other other umpteen issues languishing the common man.
The roads of the valley are in deadliest state and earned the notoriety of death tracks in the entire state.the 90 km road stretch from Kishtwar to Batote has almost sunken and rest of the lacuna is filled by landslides and shooting stones.

“This particular road stretch has consumed thousands of lives and the graph of fatality is almost highest in the country.this killer road has destroyed hundreds of homes and bore thousands of orphans and widows across the length and breadth of valley”.said one of the volunteer.”we loose precious lives due to deadly accidents,pregnant women,accident patients who couldn’t be shifted to nearest hospitals due to poor and shambled road connectivity.”said another pioneer advocate Babur Ul Islam of the movement from doda district.

Besides these issues there are grave issues of poor health facilities,spurious drugs,drug addiction,hoarding and corruption at every door step.Rued another volunteer from Kishtwar.
It is pertinent to mention that the power projects and their unscientific ways of execution has detroyed the ecology of Chenab valley besides destroying roads environment and natural resources of the valley.

The group of volunteers who have come to the fore decided to start the compaign from #betterroadsforchenabvalley to other issues in the coming time.

“We will mobilise the public opinion through social media,meeting the stake holders,RTI,virulent compaign through print and electronic media and if need be file a PIL in high court to ascertain the previous facts and research as to how the valley lost its prestine glory due to uncalled and unscientific ways of execution”said Rashid Zafar Doolwal a renowned Supreme Court lawyer and social worker of international repute from Kishtwar based in Mumbai.

Those who have volunteered to champion this noble cause are the youth from Kishtwar Doda Bhaderwah and Ramban districts with the pioneering efforts of Rashid Zafar,sheikh Imran,Muneeb Qasim, Moosa Raies,Babur ur Islam, malik Tanveer ahmad, Malik Mohd Umar,Babar Wani, Arsalan, Rashid baba and others who will campaign vociferously to educate and mobilise the masses.

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  1. Journalist Shafqat Sheikh

    Who cares for poors , Why representatives of Kishtwar district are in deep slumber ? 

    BY  RAJA SHAFQAT SHEIKH

      “Kishtwar” , A famous township in chenab valley having its own status and representation in state remain neglected from Independent India . Having hub of tourism and natural beauties in which SinthanTop and Devigol is among of  them . 
    Beside natural beauties , Chenab river flowing from same district toward capital city and over which various Hydro Electric Power Projects has been constructed . 
    I came  to know that a mass leader and Prime Minister of India Ms Indra Gandhi visited Kishtwar and laid foundation stone of Dul Hasti Power Project in 19th century . 
    From the day many ups and downs came in Kishtwar as this township remain highly sensitive during militancy period . On the same case this township was once again under the pressure of terrorist and this beautiful valley changes from tourism to terrorism during past few decades . 
    As the past happening is unknown to me but a little bit information received from my ancestors that in the valley of Kishtwar , A famous religious and spiritual figure Shah Farid ud Din Bagdadi came from Bagdad and settled here and later
    was buried in Kishtwar for which Kishtwar valley became most famous region in Jammu and Kashmir state.  
    Having such figures in Kishtwar , This township remain neglected from political party and politicians from last few years . 
    Having status of district and two Assembly seats , this township became prey of politicians . 
    Talking a look on present representatives of Kishtwar district ,  Ruling Bhartiya Janta Party and People’s Democratic Party having its two Ministers in colation government including Mr Bali Bhagat who is having protocol of Health Ministry from BJP side and Mr Sunil Sharma having protocol of various departments including Public Work Department , Roads and Buildings in present colation government headed by Chief Minister Ms Mehbooba Mufti .
    I would like to ask from Cabniet Minister Mr Bali Bhagat and MoS Sunil Sharma that why Kishtwar road is in worse condition and who is responsible for said cause ? As the both politicians are BJP among one contested Member of Legislative Assembly from Raipur Domana and other from Kishtwar Assembly constituency.
    In this same colation government present Member of Legislative Council Mr Firdous Tak , who contested Member of Legislative Assembly in 2014 from Kishtwar Assembly constituency that was later appointed as Member of Legislative Council .
    I would like to ask MLC Firdous Tak that why Kishtwar is not having better road connectivity and who is responsible for loss of lives in tragic accidents ?  Beside the representatives from ruling party , Mass leader from
    Kishtwar and National Conference present Member of Legislative Council Mr Sajjad Ahmed Kichloo who became two times MLA till 2014 and was having protocol of Cabniet Minister in the resigm headed by Former Chief Minister Mr Omar Obdullah and during said resigm  Kishtwar town came under the attack of communal voilance that was later investigated by Commissions during tenure of Sajjad Kichloo and NC Congress resigm .  
    Sajjad Kichloo who contested third time Member of Legislative Assembly election in 2014 and lost the seat as He was later appointed Member of Legislative Council by party high command .
    I would like to ask MLC Sajjad Kichloo , that you became two
    times MLA and one time Cabniet Minister and presently having protocol of MLC that Why Kishtwar township didn’t get better road connectivity and who is responsible for tragic accidents happening in daily routine ?  
    Beside these G M Saroori who became third time Member of Legislative Assembly from Inderwal constituency in Kishtwar district from Congress party and was Cabniet Minister in colation government during PDP Congress and NC Congress resigm and was having protocol of various departments including Public Work Department , Roads and Buildings . G M Saroori who is mass leader in congress party and having presently post of Jammu and Kashmir Pardesh Congress Committee Vice President in state .
    I would like to ask MLA Inderwal that you became third time Legislature as you hails from same district , Why Kishtwar township roads are in shambles and who is responsible for tragic accidents happening in daily routine ? 
    Beside these representatives various other politicians who contested Member of Legislative Assembly from Inderwal and Kishtwar constituencies hails from same region didn’t looks back after their election results .
    I would like to ask from all contested Legislatures that why Kishtwar township road is in worse condition and who is responsible for same ? 
    Beside all these various District Presidents of different political parties hails from same region and are working for their parties to strengthen them on ground .
    I would like to ask them that Why Kishtwar district road is in worse condition and who is responsible for said cause ? .  
    Beside all these representatives and leaders from Kishtwar , Why no one came forward and demanded “Better road for Kishtwar and its adjoining areas “.
    Having hub of such mass leaders in Kishtwar district , Opinioning the fact I think that all these are busy for their own publicity and are playing with lives of many people of said region resulting someone to became widow, orphan and breaking the stick of old parents . 
    On the same road that is known as Batote Kishtwar Highway having 110 km in length , I was shocked when I heard a news of landslide at Drabshall that had killed and injured the passengers who were crossing the other side of road by foot . In this incident a three month old baby died that was ray of hope of their parents increases my shock . 
    After this tragic incident happened on Batote Kishtwar Highway near Drabshalla I see so many condolence messages and griefs of all politicians from Kishtwar district with the beveared families and demanded exgratia relief .
    I would like  to ask all these leaders , who for their vote bank and publicity are circulating such messages on social networking sites and on print and electronic media for their own gain . 
    If these are are having any interest with poors then they had to construct “Better Road” in whole district and they had reach out the cause of such tragic incidents . Not only landslide killed lives at drabshalla as such incidents happened in past that had done so. 
    I am not against any political party or any politicians , But I am aganist those who are not having “Humanity” and are befooling poors for their own publicity . 
    By this write up I ask a question under “Article 19 of Indian Constitution” from Prime Minister of India Shri Narender Modi and Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir Ms Mehbooba Mufti that Who cares for poors and Why representatives are in deep slumber ? 
    For the answer of above said questions poor and downtrodden masses of Kishtwar district are waiting , Shall they get answer or not it is yet to mention . 

    ( Raja Shafqat Sheikh
    State Secretary All India Reporter’s Association Jammu and Kashmir / Member of JK Against Corruption
    Email:-shafqatsheikh00786@gmail.com
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