Jammu Tawi, December 15
Expressing indignation over by the State government’s decision to clear ex-gratia to the next of the kin of Hizb militant Burhan Wani’s brother, a strong contingent of Panther activists spearheaded by Harsh Dev Singh Chairman JKNPP and Yash Paul Kundal, State President Young Panthers staged a vociferous protest demonstration at Exhibition ground Jammu against the dispensation for appeasing the secessionists, militants and other disruptions forces. The infuriated protestors while raising anti-government slogans torched the effigy of the BJP to express their anger and disgust.
While addressing the media, Harsh Dev Singh disclosed that the DC Pulwama had issued a notification announcing ex-gratia relief in favour of next of the kin of Burhan Wani’s brother Khalid muzaffar Wani who was killed by the Army in an encounter in Buchoo forest area of Tral on April 13th 2015. He said that under rules the ex-gratia of Rs. four lacs was supposed to be sanctioned to the kin of the people killed in the militancy related incidents but not to the NOK of the militants.
Expressing serious concern over the mortification of the martyrs in the State, Harsh Dev Singh revealed that since last couple of years several defence and security personnel had attained supreme sacrifice while confronting worse Pak sponsored terror attacks besides persistent heavy shelling and firing from across the border but the State government paid no heed to provide ex-gratia to the next of kin of martyrs which was no less than a national sacrilege.
He said that power intoxicated BJP owed an explanation to the people for its treacherous and dual faced character as it along with PDP were blatantly resorting to the policy of appeasement towards the secessionists and the militant outfits operating in the valley.
Accusing the coalition govt. of double standards and BJP in particular, Yash Paul Kundal called upon the Jammu based Ministers to shed off their inhibitions and assert in view of growing public resentment against their inaction, political incompetence and vulnerability.
Prominent among those who spoke on the occasion included Rajesh Padgotra, Sham Gorkha, Gagan Partap, Purshotam Parihar, Naresh Chib, Shankar Singh, Nirmal Kishore, Khajoor Singh, Satvir, Kailash Mohan, Revender Jamwal, Udhayveer, Ajeet Sharma, Rakesh Gupta, Rajesh Gondhi, Aditya Hans, Shankar Dass besides others.