JK News Today
JAMMU NOVEMBER 07
According to National Conference spokesperson over hundred of its workers, including senior functionaries, on Monday were detained after being cane-charged by police to stop their march towards Civil Secretariat, , to register protest over total failure of PDP-BJP Government in Jammu and Kashmir.
The Press Release read that in the melee and lathi-charge nearly 55 workers sustained injuries, one of them seriously as the police did not the women activists who formed part of the huge rally, comprising thousands, which took off from Sher-e-Kashmir Bhavan around noon.
“As the senior leaded pleaded with the police that they were holding peaceful demonstrations, as per democratic spirit, they were heckled and moved towards waiting buses and shifted to District Police Lines. The seriously hurt is Mr Anoop Sharma is under observation in the hospital for his head injuries.” the release added.
Prominent among those detained included Provincial President Devender Singh Rana besides senior leaders Surjeet Singh Slathia, Ajay Kumar Sadhotra, Dr Kamal Arora, MLA, Syed Mushtaq Ahmed Shah Bukhari, Babu Ram Pal, Rattan Lal Gupta, Th Kashmira Singh, Th Rachpal Singhm, Choudhry Haroon, District President Jammu Mr Dharamveer Singh Jamwal and others.
The rally carried placards, listing the failures of the government and its intolerance to dissent. The protesters were raising slogans against the PDP-BJP duo for bringing the state to such a morass, exit from which appears to be difficult.
Before starting for the Civil Secretariat, the senior leaders expressed anguish over continued border hostilities, resulting in deaths of several civilians as also soldiers, dislocation of thousands of border dwellers, lack of safe accommodation to lodge the displaced people, absence of medicare and other essentials.
They said that fear psychosis had engulfed the entire belt of Line of Control from Subjian and Balakote in Poonch to Arnia in Ramnagar, R. S Pura, Hiranagar, Rangoor along International Border. While a colossal damage has been caused to standing crops and residential infrastructure, the border dwellers were clueless about sanity prevailing on borders so that they can rehabilitate their homes and hearths again. “The border dwellers were genuinely feeling left in lurch”, they maintained.
“For ending this traumatic phase, there is immense need to de-esclate the situation by meaningful engagement between India and Pakistan”, the speakers emphasized, saying that wars were no solution to political issues.
National Conference leaders assailed the coalition dispensation for turning Jammu and Kashmir into a police state with responsibility of even running schools in the Valley relegated to the army. “The government has lost connect with the people of both the regions of Kashmir and Jammu and the governance is at its lowest ebb”, they said adding that by and large there is no semblance of government. On all fronts, they said, the government has miserably failed and administrative inertia has led to developmental paralysis which is unprecedented.