Jammu Tawi, December 17
The former Union Minister, Prof. Chaman Lal Gupta has denounced the exploiting of religious gatherings for political ends and that too for generating violence and pains for peace loving people.
Expressing concern over the continuance of Calendar Raj of separatists in the Valley of Kashmir, Prof. Gupta observed that though the people are gradually coming out of the shackles of the perpetrators of stone pelters and various types of other threats but continuance of such a bigotry and extremism is itself dangerous for peace and tranquility. All this needed to be dealt with firmly especially when all this was being guided and handled at the dictates from across the LoC/border, he added.
Prof. Gupta said it was unfortunate that the gatherings on the sacred days of prayers are being misused to generate violence and bloodshed. This is a strange politics as such days should be observed for seeking peace and prosperity. Instead of doing so on these occasions highly provocative slogans are raised and efforts are made to disturb the peace.