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NEW DELHI: National Conference Deputy Hasnain Masoodi said on Wednesday that the image being presented of Jammu and Kashmir was quite different from reality and pleaded with the government that the situation on Union territory should be examined again.

“The image that is presented of this place (Jammu and Kashmir) is different from the basic reality … I request that the situation there be examined again,” he said during a discussion on the budget for Jammu and Kashmir in Lok Sabha.

Claiming that the tourism sector in Jammu and Kashmir suffered the most due to the internet blockade, he said there were no arrangements for rehabilitation.

“They (BJP) say that the employment of about 70 percent of the people in Jammu and Kashmir depended on agriculture. What is the type of treatment that is being given to agriculture,” the MP questioned.

The artisan industry, he said, was also affected. There should be dialogue with stakeholders, he said.

Masoodi opined that the discussion of the budget for Jammu and Kashmir “should have been discussed in the state assembly.”

Times of India