SOPORE: Jammu and Kashmir’s Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha urged the people of Sopore to stop giving any shelter to terror supporters and leave the rest to police and other security forces.
He also said that the administration is committed to rooting out the terror ecosystem and dealing strictly with the conflict profiteers who filled their coffers during the past several decades and left the common man to suffer.
Addressing a gathering at Dak Bungalow Sopore, the LG urged the residents of Sopore and the rest of J&K not to give any shelter to terror supporters and terrorists. “
Just do this bit and leave the rest to the police and security forces. Our Police and Security Forces, with the full support of the administration, will ensure terror and its eco-system is wiped out from the soil of J&K. We will not rest until the backbone of terror –ecosystem is broken,” the LG said.
He said that the administration is committed to taking strict action against the “Conflict Profitteers” who used terrorism as their weapon to fill their coffers and leave the common man suffering. “Who gave Kandahar title to Sopore, a famous business hub till 1970? Who promoted stone pelting here? Those responsible for this did great injustice to the people of Sopore and the future generations,” the LG said.
He said with the great support from Prime Minister Narendra Modi; the J&K administration will revive the lost glory of Sopore. “We will ensure Sopore of the 1970’s is brought back with great enthusiasm,” the LG said.
He said that despite Asia’s largest fruit mandi, Sopore suffered 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, “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 Municipal Committee Sopore was doing great work keeping 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. “We are ensuring development here no for politics or gains but as our Dharam (religion).”
Lashing out at those who built huge houses for themselves and left the common man to suffer, the LG 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)