Jammu Tawi, April 19
Jammu and Kashmir National Panthers Party (JKNPP), Former Minister and Chairman Harsh Dev Singh condemned the bizarre situation which had led to disparagement of the security personnel and brought disgrace to the entire nation. He demanded withdrawal of all FIRs against the Army officers and asked the BJP-PDP combine to seek unconditional apology from the defense personnel for its abominable behavior. While addressing a press conference, Harsh Dev Singh divulged that the incumbent government had been resorting to appeasement policy towards the frenzied secessionists, anti- nationals and stone palters which had emboldened them enough to assault and manhandle the CRPF personnel on duty.
He further said that Indian Soldier had always volunteered himself to embraced death smilingly on the borders while fighting enemy but assault on his self respect by the berserk and maniacal felons was intolerable and disheartening.
The army devised strategy to successfully rescue the security personnel and civil officials trapped by a frenzied mob of 500 protestors at a polling booth but the FIRs registered against the Army officers by the State police had only proved BJP’s impuissance and its treacherous character”, Harsh regretted.
Harsh Dev Singh said that it was utterly shocking to note the BJP leadership making the Armed forces defensive and apologetic merely to keep its coalition partner in good humour and its alliance intact. Regretting the cowardly surrenders of BJP on varied issues before its coalition partner for the sake of power, he observed that the saffron party’s conduct merited no less than mourning.
Paramjit Marshall State President PTU, Gagan Pratap Singh Gen Secy Young Panthers and Parshotam Singh Parihar State Secy Panthers Trade Union and several others were also present during the press conference.