All communication channels would be restored in coming days: LG
Jammu, Jan 15:
The situation in Jammu and Kashmir is normal and people are participating in
the development process, Lt Governor G C Murmu said on Wednesday assuring no
stone would be left unturned for the rapid development of the Union Territory.
administration is reviewing the situation continuously and all the formal
communication channels would be restored in the coming days, he said.
course, was normal and the other part (Kashmir) is also normal. The people are
cooperative and they have understood and are now participating in the
development process,” Murmu told reporters after inaugurating the upgraded
Maulana Azad Stadium here.
The stadium was
renovated at a cost of Rs 40 crore under Prime Minister’s Development Package
to host national and international cricket matches. It is the first such
facility in Jammu and Kashmir.
Asked about the
partial restoration of the Internet services in Kashmir and 2G mobile internet
services in five districts of Jammu region after being snapped in August last
year following abrogation of Article 370 and bifurcation of the erstwhile state
into two Union Territories, he said “this is the beginning and we are
reviewing the situation continuously.
hopeful of restoring the normal communication channels in the coming days. We
will see how it is going to be utilized and accordingly relax everything,”
claiming involvement of arrested Deputy Superintendent of police Davinder Singh
in Pulwama attack on a CRPF convoy last year, the LG said “It is a matter
of investigation and if he is involved it will come out. I will not make any
further comment on that.”
addressing the gathering, Murmu said “We have assessed the situation and
we have tried to relax many things (over the past six months).
“Now we are
freeing the internet also, particularly broadband. We started from January 1
and we would like to see that everything goes normal…I know the children are
also affected and they require such kind of facilities for their academic
purpose and to see the development all around,” he said.
He said Jammu and
Kashmir is witnessing rapid development in all spheres over the past
one-and-a-half year, contrary to the earlier when hardly any money was spent
and the vital projects were left languishing.
moving rapidly with the cooperation and participation of the citizens. The
Jammu and Kashmir is marching ahead. The administration is taking necessary
action for overall development and is focusing on industries and channelizing
the energy of youth in nation building,” the Lt Governor said.
“We will not
leave any stone unturned for the development of J&K,” he said adding
“we would like to encourage the people’s participation from the grass-root
level for overall development of village, localities and regions.”
He requested all
concerned to pay attention to the development and development only. “That is
what we have been lacking behind for a long time. Now this is the time to do
more with vigour and enthusiasm,” he stressed.