Jammu & Kashmir

Don’t provide shelter to militants or their supporters: LG Sinha in Sopore

Armed forces near military Op in Awantipora on Feb 28, 2023. [FPK Photo/ Qayoom Khan]

Sopore: Jammu and Kashmir’s Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha urged the people of Sopore to stop giving any kind of shelter to militancy supporters and leave the rest to armed forces.

He also said that the JK administration is committed to root out the militancy-ecosystem and deal strictly with the conflict profiteers who filled their own coffers during the past several decades and left the common person suffer.

Addressing a gathering at Dak Bunglow Sopore, the LG urged the residents of Sopore and rest of JK not to give any sort of shelter to militancy supporters and militants.

“Just do this bit and leave rest to armed forces. They with full support of the administration will ensure militancy and its eco-system is wiped out from the soil of JK. We will not rest until the backbone of militancy ecosystem is broken,” the LG said.

He said that administration is committed to take strict action against the “conflict profitteers” who used militancy as their weapon to fill their own coffers and leave common man suffer. “Who gave Kandhaar title to Sopore which was a famous business hub till 1970? Who promoted stone pelting here? Those responsible for this did great injustice with the people of Sopore and the future generations,” the LG said.

“We will ensure Sopore of the 1970’s is brought back with great enthusiasm,” the LG said.

He said that despite having Asia’s largest fruit mandi, Sopore was left to suffer for decades together. “We will ensure that Sopore will emerge as a model town of the country,” the LG said, adding that the great poet Mehjoor had once stated that “If Muslims are milk, Hindus are Sugar.”

“Sopore was known for communal harmony and we will ensure that it returns to this place soon,” he said.

He said that Muncipal Committee Sopore was doing a great work to keep the town clean. “But unless a common man wakes up and plays a role, there is no fun of using foreign made marble on roads,” the LG said.

He said that a “VIP culture” was promoted here. “For us, every single resident of any district of J&K is a VIP. There is no discrimination,” he said. (KNO)

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