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    Manoj Sinha's appointment fails to enthuse political parties in Jammu and Kashmir

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    Sinha’s appointment, considered as a move meant to resume the political process in J&K, has been termed by UT’s political parties as “another Delhi man on Delhi’s mission”. They said that it won’t make any difference on the ground. Sinha will replace GC Murmu, who resigned late Wednesday night after remaining lieutenant governor for nine months.

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    Politicians in Kashmir have also started digging deep into social media to watch videos of Sinha and understand him.
    Srinagar: The news of appointment of Manoj Sinha as J&K’s lieutenant governor failed to enthuse political parties of the Union Territory who remained sceptical.

    Sinha’s appointment, considered as a move meant to resume the political process in J&K, has been termed by UT’s political parties as “another Delhi man on Delhi’s mission”. They said that it won’t make any difference on the ground.

    Sinha will replace GC Murmu, who resigned late Wednesday night after remaining lieutenant governor for nine months.

    “These are Delhi’s men on Delhi’s mission. There is very little for us to say,” said People’s Democratic Party spokesperson Suhail Bukhari. He alelged “the assignment of all these men are to further anti-Muslim agenda of RSS.

    Their mission is to disenfranchise and disempower the people of J&K, especially Muslims, and enforce a demographic change”.

    Politicians in Kashmir have also started digging deep into social media to watch videos of Sinha and understand him.

    “Seeing his past statements against the Muslims, we don’t see much hope in him. Right now, New Delhi isn’t interested in any political process, so LG’s appointment would hardly matter,” said National Conference spokesperson Imran Nabi Dar. He said that the situation on the ground was such that the political parties weren’t allowed to meet and strategise for any future course of action.

    “This is just an administrative change,” he said.

    The appointment of Sinha as LG would certainly test his political and administrative acumen as the “abrogation of J&K’s special status has increased the gap between the Kashmir Valley and the Centre,” another leader claimed.

    “We are not sure how much he understands Kashmir and by the time he understands, he will be removed,” said People’s Conference spokesperson Adnan Ashraf, lamenting that Sinha’s public statements against Muslims in the past did not encourage us in any way to feel positive about his appointment.

    “Actually, it doesn’t make any difference on the ground right now,” he said.
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    4 Comments on this Story

    ARA47 days ago
    NAIVETY= This word has lots of implications in J&K affairs. So called political parties of that State even after about 73 years of Democracy - only could milk centre to fatten selves- without any tangible POSITIVE moves of political activities - Lots of impediments were only created- OVERT & COVERT! So, any news item on J&K will read EXACTLY the same way as seen above- NO MATTER what DELHI does (- or, does not do?- be it BJP or CONGRESS?) - JUST Check and analyze the charterer of political processes/ or, the parties in J&K-
    Sankar Ramu47 days ago
    Didn’t these political parties enjoy the cross border fund to create a mess? What did they do with Muslim CMs in the past? They are looking for someone to dance their tune. That’s not Governor’s role
    Vijigishu 48 days ago
    Parties like PDP will not let j&k grow. Keep them engaged in struggle and make money from isi sponsored program. Cry for islam and celebrate genocide of hindus that's their ideology.
    Just ban them for j&k's sake.
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