Congress holds Centre responsible for Kashmir unrest
STATE TIMES NEWS
JAMMU: State Congress unit expressed grave concern over the grim situation in the Valley, which is under curfew for the last 50 days with unrest and incidents of violence continuing unabated where more than 69 precious lives have been lost besides serious injuries to lot number of peoples, which are very unfortunate.
Expressing deep concern over the prolonged spell of the current unrest and failure of the State and Central Government to restore peace and normalcy even after 50 days, the Congress viewed that the current situation was the result of initial mishandling by the government.
Speaking in the meeting held here on Saturday, JKPCC President G.A Mir said that the State and Central Government lack any clear policy and road-map to effectively address the prevailing situation and restore lasting peace and normalcy.
The meeting viewed that Congress as a responsible political force, played an effective role both at the Central and in the State to strengthen the mainstream space, in the State and it would continue to play a constructive role of the unifying force in order to support any right move to find lasting peace and solution to the problem through dialogue with all stake holders of three regions in the State.
Mir also condemned Pakistan for fomenting trouble taking advantage of the situation and demanded immediate effective measures to end the current unrest in order to defeat the designs of inimical forces.
Mir complimented the people of Jammu region for rejecting all sorts of provocations and maintained peace and religious harmony during this crucial period.
He appealed to the people to remain vigilant and do not allow the communal and divisive and anti-national forces to take advantage of the current situation.
Among those who attended the meeting include former Minister and Senior Vice president PCC Sham Lal Sharma, Vice Presidents Raman Bhalla, Mula Ram, Kanta Bhan, Aijaz Ahmed Khan (Dy.Leader CLP), Mumtaz Ahmed Khan (MLA), PCC Chief Spokesperson Ravinder Sharma, Co- Treasurer Rajnesh Sharma, General Secretaries Manjit Singh, Shabir Ahmed Khan, Yogesh Sawhney, Vikram Malhotra, Th. Manmohan Singh, Shah Mohammad Choudhary, Shah Nawaz Choudhary, Namrata Sharma, former Ministers Mohammad Sharief Niaz, Suman Bhagat, Swarn Lata, Ex-MLAs Parkash Sharma, Th Shivdev Singh, Indu Pawar, G.L Chalotra and Krishan Chander Bhagat, Y.V Sharma, Darshan Raina, Iqbal Malik, Districts Presidents Anil Chopra (Jammu Urban), Abdul Rashid (Rajouri), Arun Singh Raju (Ramban), B.S Sambyal (Seva Dal), Pranav Shagotra (PYC), K.K Pangotra (Legal Cell), Secretaries Ashok Dogra, Parveen Sarwar Khan, Rajni Bala, Vijay Manhas, Neeraj Gupta, Shashi Sharma, Thomas Khokhar, Sobha Singh, Pawan Raina, Nirdosh Sharma, Manjeet Singh Jatt, Kulbir Singh, Ashok Dubey, Pankaj Dogra, Ashwani Puri, Surinder Gupta, Nadim Sharief Niaz, Imtiyaz Ahmed Khanday, Sanjeev Sharma, Surinder Singh Shingari, Vinod Khajuria, Gajan Singh (Minority Cell), M.N Pandita and Ghulam Qadir Bhat (Migrant Cell).