Speaking on the first day of the annual durbar move to the state’s summer capital Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed promised the people that he would deliver good governance, but it would take time to set the system back on track.
“Our government is only two months old. The system can’t be set right within days. It will take some time,” he said. Mufti also promised to help the flood-affected people. “Rehabilitation of flood-affected people and to restoring infrastructure is the top priority of my government. We have provided a token of compensation to uninsured marginal traders and destitute who lost everything in the September 2014 deluge,’’ he said, adding that people who have suffered damage to their property and trade at a higher scale will also be compensated.
On a query about giving space to various political views that he had promised, Mufti said that certain positions taken by people are not acceptable and action as per law has been taken only in those cases.
Meanwhile, a series of protests rocked Srinagar on the first day of the durbar move. Police detained Independent legislator Engineer Rashid, who, along with his supporters at Batamaloo, was trying to march towards the civil secretariat. Rashid was protesting against separate townships for Pandits in the Valley.