Congress holds protest over Kashmir situation, condemns Pak role
STATE TIMES NEWS
JAMMU: Expressing resentment over the prevailing situation in the Kashmir Valley, Congress on Monday said it is due to mishandling of the situation by the State and Central Government.
It added that the Pakistan’s direct and open interference in the Kashmir to fuel further trouble besides failure of the government to ensure fool proof security and adequate arrangements to Shri Amarnath Yatris has created the current situation.
A large numbers of Congress activists and workers led by senior Congress leaders held a protest near Press Club Jammu.
Carrying placards and raising slogans against Pakistan and denouncing terrorism, the protestors also criticised the Centre and State Government holding them responsible for the present situation. They also accused the government of failure to provide foolproof security to the Amarnath Yatris who had to face lot of hardships at various places enroute and were subjected to attacks and harassment by miscreants during these periods.
Speaking on the occasion, former Minister and Vice President PCC Raman Bhalla lashed out at the PDP-PJP for its failure to deal with the situation during its rule in the State as a result the militancy has gained further grip and situation deteriorated during their rule. The BJP stands exposed for its total failure on all fronts, he said and described the Pakistan role in the recent periods as highly condemnable.
“The PDP-BJP Government was silent spectator to the deteriorating security situation in the Valley as a result there is reverse trend in the peace and normalcy and situation has turned very grim now,” he said.
He also regretted the plight of Shri Amernath Yatris during the past 10 days who have suffered a lot on account failure of the State Govt. to ensure adequate arrangements and proper security.
He asked government to ensure the safety and security of all innocent citizens including Amarnath Yatris and minorities, which it failed so far.
Kanta Bhan, Ravinder Sharma, Rajniesh Sharma, Manmohan Singh, Manjit Singh, Namrta Sharma, Indu Pawar, Anil Chopra, Pranav Shagotra, G.L Chalotra, Neeraj Kundan (NSUI), Neeraj Gupta, Sanjeev Sharma, Thomas Khokhar and several other prominent leaders and workers marched towards Jewel Chowk and Tawi Bridge, when the police prevented them from marching ahead.