Jammu Tawi, January 02
Peeved over the deteriorating situation in J&K and the State government’s surrender to the dictates of secessionists, scores of JKNPP activists today led by Harsh Dev Singh Chairman JKNPP and Yash Paul Kundal State President Young Panthers staged a massive protest demonstration seeking immediate dissolution of J&K Assembly and imposition of Governor Rule at Exhibition Ground Jammu today. The angry protestors raised slogans against the BJP- PDP coalition and torched its effigy for its failures and surrenders.
Expressing serious concern over no signs of government on the ground in the State for the last six months, Harsh Dev Singh lampooned the govt. for having failed to respond appropriately to the situation created in the wake of killing of Hizb Commander Burhan Wani in the valley and the resultant turbulence witnessed in the State.
Lambasting the State government for clearing ex-gratia to the next of the kin of Burhan Wani’s brother Khalid Wani who was an OGW of Hizbul Mujahideen, Harsh Dev Singh accused the BJP partnered dispensation for appeasing and placating the secessionists of the valley. He said that the State government had categorically invalidated the claims of the Army that Khalid was a militant to which the BJP rendered itself mute and barefaced for remaining glued to power. He added that on the contrary, the dispensation paid no heed to provide ex-gratia to the NOK of martyrs who had attained supreme sacrifice while confronting worse Pak sponsored terror attacks and persistent heavy mortar shelling from across the border.
Prominent among those who spoke on the occasion included Rajesh Padgotra, Gagan Partap, Naresh Chib, Purshotam Parihar, Nirmal Kishore, Raj Kumar, K.K Sharma, Udhayveer, Mohinder Singh, Arun Sharma, Ravinder Jamwal, Sansar Chand besides others.