L-G: Rule of law established, will support investors’ interests

L-G: Rule of law established, will support investors’ interests

Girish Chandra Murmu, Lt- Governor, UT of Jammu and Kashmir, during the Pre-Summit Investors’ Meet and Curtain-Raiser of the “Global Investors’ Summit in New Delhi. Tribune Photo

Tribune News Service

Jammu, January 20

Claiming that only 10 per cent area of J&K was affected by militancy and law and order incidents, Lieutenant-Governor (L-G) Girish Chandra Murmu today, in his address to investors, said J&K was known in the country for wrong reasons, but the ground realities were quite different there.

Murmu, while addressing the Pre-Summit Investors’ meet and curtain-raiser of three-day “Global Investors’ Summit-2020” in New Delhi on Monday, said the rule of law had been established and assured his full support to investors for protecting their interests in Jammu and Kashmir.

The Global Investors Summit is scheduled to be held in Srinagar and Jammu this year.

“After the abolition of Article 370, the duality in which the people of J&K existed has vanished. Most people in Kashmir and none in Jammu subscribed to terror and separatism. The changes that have come in have removed all doubts in people’s minds,” the L-G said.

“Externally sponsored militancy is well under control. There are a few isolated incidents which are so rare that these can be classified as crime. Only 10 percent of the area is affected by militancy and law and order incidents. We are tackling those pockets and will ensure safety and security in a systematic manner,” Murmu said.

The L-G said that there had been tremendous change in terms of good governance, delivering development and transforming the infrastructure and social profile of J&K during the last one and a half years.

Murmu said the UT government had intended to take a leap forward in making J&K an economic paradise for investors. “Inspired by the Prime Minister’s vision of organizing the Global Investors’ Summit in Gujarat, the J&K government also took a decision of showcasing J&K’s potential for investment through a summit. It is intended to invite investments to the newly-formed UT of Jammu & Kashmir,” he said.

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