Azad expresses concern over ceasefire violations by Pakistan


Jammu and Kashmir News

Bhaderwah (Doda), August 18: Leader of Opposition and veteran Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad has expressed concern over the spurt in militancy incidents and the worst ever ceasefire violations by Pakistan and said that Modi led government at the centre has failed to control these incidents.

Addressing series of meetings in Doda district, Azad said that the incidents of terrorism and the ceasefire violations along the International Border and LOC by Pakistan have increased manifold during recent months. He said that number of militancy related incidents have taken place in the past several months with reports of fresh recruitment of youth in the militant ranks which is a matter great concern.

Azad said that massive ceasefire violations along the J&K borders since the taking over of the BJP led NDA government resulting into loss of several precious lives including in Mendhar sector on the Independence Day have terrorise the people all along the border and LOC and people are ready to migrate to safer areas for their safety. He said that the government has failed to take necessary measures and provide adequate relief to the victims of firing.


Azad regretted that the Prime Minister Narinder Modi preferred remain silent on the killings of innocent civilians by the Pakistan on the Independence Day and failed to give a strong message to Pakistan. He said that on the one hand the Pakistan is indulging in unprovoked firing targeting civilian population and it support to terrorism, while the BJP government is desperate for holding NSA level talks with Pakistan. He said that BJP government is totally confused on its policy towards Pakistan as during the UPA regime the BJP leadership use to oppose talks with Pakistan on the plea that the talks and terror can not go together.

Strongly condemning Pakistan for the killing of innocent people on the border, Mr. Azad said that Pakistan is indulging in un-Islamic acts and it shows the signs of frustration and cowardice. He  said that Pakistan is indulging in such kind of activities to divert attention from the numerous internal problems faced by it. He asserted that Pakistan would never succeed in its nefarious designs in the state and it should concentrate in resolving its own crises.

He appreciated the efforts of PCC President and other senior leaders of the party for their efforts to rejuvenate the party in all parts of the state in order to strengthen the organization and play the role of a vibrant opposition in the state.

Addressing the gatherings JKPCC Chief Mr. G. A. Mir  accused the PDP-BJP coalition in the state of failure to contain the activities of militants besides failing on all fronts so far creating an atmosphere of uncertainty in the state.

Mir said that the recent spurt in militant incidents in the state and infiltration from Pakistan has created an atmosphere of fear and uncertainty among the people. He said that atmosphere of peace and tranquility has been vitiated which was achieved after great struggle and sacrifices of the people and a security forces.

Blaming the present coalition in the state and the centre government for its wrong policies leading to worsening of the overall situation which is a cause of great concern for all peace loving people of the state who wanted peace to prevail for the overall economic growth and progress like other parts of the country.

Mir said that the  present coalition of opportunist forces has widened the gap between the regions instead of bridging the same because of their inherent contradictions. He said that the government has been working with vested political interests and has failed to initiate any developmental activities and the much needed relief and rehabilitation measures for the flood and rain affected people and other suffering sections of the society.

JKPCC Chief strongly condemned the record number of ceasefire violation on the borders resulting into casualties of innocent civilians and making the life of all border residents miserable. Since the Modi government took over the record number of ceasefire violations have taken place in the state which reflects the hollowness of its policy. He expressed deep shock over the loss of lives in the border firing and militancy incidents and demanded adequate relief to the affected families, besides taking effective measures to deal with the situation.

Senior  party leaders who also attended include Sham Lal Sharma-Senior Vice President, G. M.Saroori (MLA) Vice President; former ministers Mohd. Sharief Niaz, Abdul Majid Wani, Jugal Kishore (MLC) leader Congress Legislative Council; President DCC Doda Naresh Gupta (MLC), Vikar Rasool (MLA), Ashok Dogra (Ex-MLA) Secretary PCC and Sham Lal Bhagat (MLC).

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