Calling for a collective effort to get Jammu and Kashmir back on course, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti today asked the administration to reach out to the people to mitigate their sufferings.
The Government is taking various measures to restore calm and it needs support of every section of the society to normalise the situation to end the miseries of the people, the Chief Minister said while speaking at a high-level meeting of the Administrative Secretaries convened here today to review the situation on the governance front.
The Chief Minister said besides loss of precious human lives and injuries to scores, the local economy, especially the tourism sector and education have taken a big hit because of the prevailing law and order situation and it is the responsibility of every section of the society including the political leaders, media, the religious heads, the business community, the prominent citizens and especially the emancipated youth to rise to the occasion and help the government in restoring peace and normalcy in the Kashmir.
Mehbooba said the Ministers and other Government functionaries have been asked to reach out to the people and work with the local civil society groups for speedy restoration of peace and normalcy in the affected areas so that the public don’t face any hardships.
Asking officers to lead from the front in reaching out to the people and mitigating their problems, the Chief Minister stressed the need for infusing new life in the institutions at the cutting edge level to address the developmental concerns of the public.
She said unemployment is a matter of grave concern and every section of the society including individuals, institutions and organizations, have to be brought together in a spirit of creative enterprise to widen the economic and employment space for the state’s youth and channelise their energies productively.
Mehbooba said the Government is responsive to the peoples needs and concerned about their problems and is working judiciously and in a transparent manner to fulfil their aspirations and expectations.
She made it clear that her priority is the people and not politics or power.
“As long as I am here I would spend every day in mitigating the sufferings of the people,” she said and added that she would like her officers to become partners in this enterprise of hope so that the people get to feel the real change.