YB WEB DESK. Dated: 11/24/2021 1:44:19 PM

Jammu, Nov 23 Holding the BJP regime responsible for the present crisis in J&K, Harsh Dev Singh chairman JKNPP and former minister said that its imprudence and flawed policies had resulted in unabated bloodshed and mayhem claiming precious lives of innocents as well as security personnel in the recent past. He said that militancy had almost died down in J&K during the popular govts but the reckless experimentation of the present rulers resulted in gradual deterioration of security scenario creating early 90’s situation in the erstwhile state. Accusing the BJP govt of deflecting the blame on Pakistan every day and for every act of violence, Singh questioned the locus of the BJP for continuing in power. “You can’t abdicate your responsibility by merely accusing Pakistan. It is your primary duty and constitutional obligation to protect the lives of the citizens on which count you have failed miserably”, asserted Singh. He was addressing a public meeting in Rangi and Chulyar villages in Chenani constituency today. Charging the BJP govt with treating J&K as a workshop and conducting weird experimentation over it during the last few years, Harsh Dev Singh said that such a flawed approach of the centre had led to massive complications with an all-round disenchantment prevailing in the new UT as a consequence thereof. What was the rationale in breaking the oldest state and converting it into UTs? questioned Singh. “Not only was the state demoted to the level of UT, but the people have been deprived of their right to have a democratically elected govt for the last more than 3 years. The Assembly having been suspended and consequently dissolved in 2018, the people are being subjected to proxy rule of the centre. A Domicile law which allows the outsiders to reside in J&K and to become its residents getting all the rights of ‘state subject’ has further added fuel to the fire. The growing alienation amongst the youth in particular is being downplayed and disregarded. The entire focus of the BJP govt is on its political expansion deliriously oblivious of the growing tensions and escalation in militancy in the UT. And while the killings of innocents has become a routine affair in J&K, the BJP leadership continues to harp on formation of govt in J&K and winning 50 seats therin without uttering a word to save the erstwhile Dogra state from death and destruction. It seems that the BJP wants to keep the pot boiling in J&K so that it could exploit the present situation as political firecracker in other states for its vote bank politics, asserted Harsh adding further the normalcy shall never be achieved as long as centre continued to rule J&K by proxy.


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