Good governance missing in J&K since ages, says ex-DGP


HYDERABAD, Applauding the Centre’s move to revoke provisions of Article 370, former Jammu and Kashmir DGP K Rajendra Kumar on Tuesday said the legislation did not help develop the troubled state and it should have been abrogated long ago.
Maintaining that good governance had been missing in the state for several decades, he said the article acted as a barrier in its development and actually helped separatists.
“This (abrogation), I would see as a positive development which is long overdue. Now there is no uncertainty. We now have a clear roadmap as to how to go about Kashmir and now we say it is an integral part of India,” the former top Jammu and Kashmir police official said.
The Government on Monday revoked provisions of the article which gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir and proposed that the state be bifurcated into the union territories of Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh.
“Article 370 was something like a barrier and it was actually helping the separatists and separatism in repeatedly claiming that Jammu and Kashmir is different… Good governance is one thing which has been missing in Jammu and Kashmir for ages,” he said.