An Open Letter to Jammu Kashmir Governor, Satya Pal Malik

After almighty, Government Is looking after the miseries and plight of masses, difference is only, God gives if he wants but have to cry in front of people. Same like situation is for Aripal area tehsil Tral area of pulwama district. People of Aripal stumble on the doors and then get their demand fulfilled.

In every aspect whether it is education, development or any other facility, the area is facing problem on all fronts. The absence of government makes things more difficult and hopeless. During election days every political contestant promises fulfilling dreams and expectations but alas once the elections are over,  these idols forget everything and pursue their own dreams.

Aripal area, located on the foothills of vasturvan forests, is highly educated region of Tral sub-district, but the area too, like other areas of valley, has its share of problems, and the people of this area are looking towards the solution and resolution of the problems with keen eyes.

One of the main problem is road connectivity. The roads of Aripal area of Tral sub-district are in shambles. The condition of Aripal – Tral main road is somewhat different. Although this road is the main connecting link of Aripal – Tral and also connects the various villages of Aripal with rest of valley but i do not have words to describe the condition of this main link.

The road is dilapidated with large number of potholes. During rains, the road is waterlogged and when it is dry it sprays dust. This is the main road, the rest of the link road is in an explainable  condition. In rest of the valley, Although people enjoy walking on roads in the spring, But here is something different for us.

On account of lack of efficient road connectivity, the people living in  various villages of Aripal suffer dearly and towards that direction the government has decided to construct pastuna – khrew road which could join villages of Aripal with khrew and pampore by byepassing the Tral  town, However, because of apathy of administration, years on, and the road still waits for forest clearance.

Besides providing easy and better connectivity to around 45 villages of Aripal. The main aim of the road is to revive the old mughal route along the foothills of vasturvan forests, which could have provided employment opportunities to large number of jobless youth.

In electricity, the area is lagging much more behind. In today’s modern era, where industrialization is at its peak, Aripal area has no power receiving station. Power receiving station was sanctioned many years ago, but is yet to be installed. People are facing trouble  during winter season.

It is as such requested to you that kindly look into the matter and all aspects of the projects.

The people of this area needs keen ayes. Hope they are not disappointed this time. The next time i write you, hope it will be the letter of thanks and appreciation.


(The letter has been written by Nawaz Ahmed from Aripal area of South Kashmir’s Tral).