Jammu Tawi, February 14
Accusing the State government of adopting two different yardsticks in responding to the victimization of youth in outside states who hailed from Jammu Pradesh and Kashmir valley respectively, Harsh Dev Singh JKNPP Chairman and Former Minister today lambasted the BJP Ministers and MLAs for their failure to protect the lives and liberties of Dogra youth working outside state Accusing the BJP partnered govt of being ignorant to take cognizance of the victims from Jammu region who were tortured, murdered or went missing in other parts of the country. Singh called upon mandated leaders of Jammu to explain their criminal silence over the issue in Assembly.
Pointing towards the hostile disregard of Jammu youth, Harsh Dev Singh said that there was a continuous ruckus in the State Assembly over the manhandling and assault on the two students hailing from Kashmir by a mob in Haryana a couple of days ago. He said that the Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti had personally taken up the matter with her Haryana counterpart M L Khattar which was followed by the interaction between DGP Jammu and DGP Haryana. The former even confirmed that a case had been registered and a SIT had been set up under the IGP Haryana to probe the incident, Harsh added. While hailing the prompt response from the State government in addressing the victimization of the said students in Haryana, Singh took a serious note of the prejudiced and ignorant behaviour of the dispensation in initiating a similar probe into the cases pertaining to the youth of Jammu province who were tortured, murdered or went missing in other states.
Referring to a blood- curdling incident of double murder of a father and a son in Punjab during November last year, Harsh Dev Singh divulged that Romesh Chander s/o Gangu Ram and Jeet Kumar s/o Ramesh Chander both residents of village Kirmoo, Ramnagar in district Udhampur who went to Punjab to earn a livelihood were brutally murdered in mysterious circumstances. Shockingly, the bodies of the slain father and son were found in Mukerian and Jalandhar respectively on 24 Nov, 2017 which had raised eyebrows over their murder under a deep rooted conspiracy, Harsh said. He regretted that despite the FIR registered at Mukerian, no action in this regard had been taken by the J&K police or the State government so far.