Jammu Tawi, April 21
Jammu and Kashmir National Panthers Party (JKNPP), Chairman and Former Minister Harsh Dev Singh and other leaders geared Dy. CM Nirmal Singh’s official residence at Canal Road Jammu. The angry protestors amid raising ant- BJP and anti-coalition slogans demanded withdrawal of all FIRs against the Army officers and invocation of seditious charges against saboteurs in Kashmir. They were stopped by the heavy contingents of police who put up huge barricades in front of Deputy CM’s house. While addressing the media, Harsh Dev Singh divulged that the incumbent government had been placating and pampering the frenzied anti- nationals and stone palters who had fearlessly assaulted and manhandled the CRPF personnel on duty in Kashmir. He lamented that it was a bizarre situation where the revered Indian Soldiers were slapped, heckled, stoned, jeered, and humiliated. He said that the history bore the testimony that our ‘Sainiks’ had always volunteered themselves to face death smilingly on the borders while fighting the enemy but assault on them by the berserk and frenzied saboteurs had disparaged the entire Army and the Nation of 130 crore Indians.
Harsh Dev Singh expressed shock over the FIRs registered against the Army and BSF by the State government buckling under the pressure of anti-national elements.
He further maintained that an FIR under section 302 of the RPC had also been registered against BSF personnel for countering booing and stone pelting on the security forces in the valley.
Yash Paul Kundal said that BJP which was already exposed for its demagoguery and impuissance had now been hand in gloves with PDP in glorifying rebels and humiliating security forces besides martyrs.
Rajesh Padgotra, Paramjit Marshall, Gagan Pratap, Sham Gorkha, Karnail Singh, Rajesh Gondhi, Parduman Singh, Soni Sambyal and several others were present at the occasion.