‘Coalition Govt deteriorating situation in Kashmir’
Srinagar, Jul 14 (KNS): Days after the seven Amarnath pilgrims were killed in an attack in Anantnag district; the opposition National Conference (NC) on Friday said that the state government has failed to capitalize on sentiments of people to normalize the current deteriorating situation in Kashmir.
National Conference (NC) General Secretary, Ali Muhammad Sagar told KNS that the PDP-BJP bonhomie is only for the lust of power. “The power hungry coalition partners are deteriorating the situation itself in Kashmir by one way or other,” he said.
He said that after the attack on Amarnath yatris, people from all walks came forward and expressed anguish over the incident, which was the chance for the state government to normalize the situation. “But they (government) failed to capitalize on sentiments of people from there and instead continued to shower pellets and commit atrocities on the people here,” he said.
Sagar said that an elderly man of Old city was attacked by the forces on martyrs’ day here who have lost his eye due to the ‘atrocities’. “I visited the hospital where the elderly man is undergoing treatment. I found many youth there who had sustained pellet injuries and many among them have lost their vision as well. I fail to understand that is this the way to normalize the situation here,” he questioned.
NC General Secretary told KNS that the restrictions being imposed in downtown with each passing and barring people from offering Friday prayers at Jamia Masjid is glaring example of failures of the government.
He said that in 2016, the Jamia Masjid was closed by the authorities for 40 Fridays consecutively; however the practice by the state government is still ongoing. “In 2010, the situation also turned volatile but NC normalized the situation very delicately thereby the situation for the four consecutive years till 2014 remained peaceful while the current regime has failed to normalize the situation here as the anger among the people against the PDP-BJP is further mounting due to their anti-people policies,” he said. (KNS)