NPP activists hold protest against murders in Ramnagar

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Feb 22: A large number of  Jammu & Kashmir National Panthers Party  (NPP) workers today took to roads and held a massive demonstration followed by a dharna in Ramnagar town in protest against the murders of several innocents during the last one year in the area.
The agitated workers were raising slogans seeking the apprehension of culprits and booking them under Sec 302 RPC without further loss of time. The dharna continued for several hours and was lifted only upon the assurance of SDPO Ramnagar besides other officers.
While speaking on the occasion,  Chairman of the NPP Harshdev Singh expressed grave concern over the spate of killings during the last one year in Ramnagar wherein six lynched bodies including four belonging to Scheduled Caste community were found with none of the criminals having been apprehended. He said that the criminal elements were at large in Ramnagar  tehsil with no action initiated against them in view of political patronage enjoyed by them.
He alleged that there were several episodes wherein, people belonging to weaker and marginalized sections of society were thrashed and beaten up in full public view with the offenders going scot free. He said the workers of a particular political party were openly threatening general public and workers of Panthers Party but no cognizance was being taken in view of political clout enjoyed by the offenders.
Dev Singh, tehsil president and  Pawan Dev Singh,  Young  Panthers leader regretted that six dead bodies were recovered in Ramnagar tehsil from Feb 2015 till February  2016 with no arrests having been made. They  pointed out that the dead body of   Ravi (26), son of  Shankar Dass from Seunty village was recovered on 25.02.15 from Bindraban; the dead body of Som Raj (35) , son of Laju, Ward No. 9  was found in Ramnagar on 13.04.25 after he was severely beaten by certain goons; the dead body of Sanjay Kumar (33), son of  Mir Chand Sharma, resident  of  Kirmoo was recovered near a nallah at Udhak on 24.01.16; the dead body of Shankar Dass (50), son of  Balla, resident of Piala  was found hanging on  a tree on 19.12.15; the dead body of Ramesh son of  Mangtu Saraira, resident of  Kela was found near Satsangdham Ramnagar on 01.06.15 and dead body of Kuldeep Singh, son of Dhani Ram, resident of  Marta was found on 19.12.15. They said that Panthers Party would not rest till the culprits were brought to book.

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