“Not any system but the political exploitation rules Banihal and its adjoining villages: Dr Darakhshan Andrabi
“Banihal has been turned into a land of scams”: SDP President
SDP organizes Public Rally at Ukhral in Banihal
“Banihal villages reflect the failure of the government in managing the equal development of all areas of the state. The people of this hilly area have been politically exploited and it is not the government but the backwardness that is ruling Banihal and its rural hamlets,” said Dr Darakhshan Andrabi while addressing a public rally at hilly village Ukhral in Banihal Assembly segment. This rally was organized by SDP District president for Ramban Peer Abdul Majid Shah who also spoke on the occasion along with SDP General Secretary Ajay Kumar. In his address Peer Abdul Majid presented a comprehensive picture of the political exploitation of Banihal by the government and requested the people to get united for fighting for the basic rights of the people. Dr Darakhshan Andrabi said that Banihal villages present a picture of the state of 1947. She said that the development funds are looted in the constituency and the money is withdrawn for the works of the past years presenting them as fresh. She said that Indira Aawas Yojna is a complete failure in whole of the belt. The money is all misused and illegally managed. She said that the people of Banihal should come out united demanding a CBI investigation for scams in the implementation of various centrally sponsored schemes in Banihal area. “This huge gathering is an indicator that people of these hilly areas are fed up with the present working system in the area and want change. All those who got the votes of these innocent poor people only looted them and exploited them like the old monarchs of yesteryears,” said Dr Darakhshan. Women’s empowerment programmes and social welfare schemes are implemented only on paper and unemployment is the fate of the educated youth. Dr Andrabi called on the youth of the hilly areas to initiate a political change as the old political orders have only exploited the people. SDP had organized a langer in the area for the people who came to participate in the rally.