Jammu Tawi, April 28
Raising vociferous slogans of ‘Rohingyas, Bangladeshis Quit Jammu’ and ‘Bharat Mata ki Jai’, Panthers Party took out a gigantic rally in the heart of the Jammu city today which was spearheaded by Harsh Dev Singh, chairman Jammu and Kashmir National Panthers Party (JKNPP), Balwant Singh Mankotia, state president JKNPP, Yash Paul Kundal, state president Young Panthers and other leaders. The rally started from Press Club Jammu and after passing through Gumat Bazar, Raghunath Bazar, City Chowk, Purani Mandi, Parade marched towards Civil Secretariat in an attempt to gherao it, but was restrained by a massive contingent of police near Shalamar Temple. The leaders amid scuffle with the police raised anti-government slogans and sought immediate eviction of foreign immigrants from Duggar land.
Describing the Rohingyas and Bangladeshis illegal settlement in Jammu as a grave threat to the cultural, historical and religious identity of Dogras, Harsh Dev Singh said that Rohingyas who were banished and forced to leave Myanmar because of their involvement in the criminal and terror related activities had been mysteriously allowed to enter Jammu directly all the way long from their native country under a deep rooted conspiracy. He said that the criminal silence of the alliance and BJP in particular over the illegal settlement of foreign nationals vindicated the ominous intentions of the dispensation to reduce Dogras to minority. Urging upon the state government to take immediate measures for the eviction of the Rohingyas and Bangladeshis illegally settled in Jammu and its periphery, Harsh Dev Singh said that any further delay in the process was fraught with dangerous portends. He said that with peoples’ anger against the illegal settlers, with proven politico-religious culture of Jehad, mounting with each passing day, any laxity in the matter could prove disastrous. Balwant Singh Mankotia and Yash Paul Kundal said that while the state government had admitted on the floor of the House that there were several thousands of Burmese and Bangladeshi immigrants who had been unlawfully settled in clusters along the outskirts of Jammu city and Samba and were being funded by several NGOs and Madrassas, it had failed to act against them.