JK News Today (Exclusive)
Jammu, January 16 ( JKNT) Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti has told Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh that under no circumstances she would change her stand of compensation and jobs for the families of those killed in clashes with security forces during five month long unrest in Kashmir.
She was unhappy the way BJP leaders were raising hue and cry and trying to paint PDP as sympathisers of the terrorists . There were reasons for the unrest and the young children were used as shield by the vested interests to cause a violence- dotted situation , therefore there is a need for a humane approach and not a technical one in dealing with such sensitive situation ,” she is reported to have told the Deputy Chief Minister.
Chief Minister had announced an ex-gratia relief to the each of the stone thrower killed in clashes with security forces. She had also promised a job to family members of such victims and also those who lost eyesight .
Sources told J K News Today that Chief Minister has declared that there would be no rethink on the matter .
BJP leaders are unhappy but they are going by the compulsion of staying in power at any cost . The party ministers are not in favour of making this as an issue with the PDP .
The party high command busy with the elections in five states- Uttar Pradesh, Uttrakhand, Manipur, Punjab and Goa- is maintaining its silence on the issue, while during the unrest it had described the stone throwers working for money and at the behest of Pakistan .
Jammu region that had given an overwhelming mandate to the party in the 2014 Parliamentary and Assembly elections are feeling cheated for the party neither has fulfilled its ideological commitment nor has brought any major developmental issue to the fore.