BJP committed for safety of Kashmir employees: Koul

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Jammu:  Reiterating party’s firm commitment towards ensuring safety and security of the Kashmiri Hindu employees posted in valley who have migrated to Jammu due to the ongoing turmoil, BJP State General Secretary (Org.) Ashok Kaul said that the party is in touch with these employees and time to time BJP Kashmir Committee visits Kashmir as well as migrant employees in Jammu.

Ashok Kaul was talking to a deputation over of 130 employees of Education, Power, R&B and Health Departments who are posted in Kupwara district and  presently putting up in Jammu.

Led by Sunil Pandita and Ankur Pandita, these employees raised the yesterday afternoon’s incident of Nutnussa, the area of Handwara tehsil of Kupwara, where a mob of hundreds of people who unleashed reign of terror and destruction. They told that the mob burst cylinder in I-4 quarter, which got totally damaged, quarters numbering E-2, C-2, A-11, G-1 and I-3 were torched and in remaining 40 quarters the doors, windows, were broken besides burning the Shiv Mandir that was set by employees there. They further told that even some vehicles were badly damaged in the incident. It was further told that after the first such incident in July, it was demanded for deployment of enhanced security and an FIR was also registered but all in vain. In this context, the Relief Commissioner was also approached for making adequate security arrangement  for the Kashmiri employees there but it was not taken seriously. Although CRPF was deployed there but it was lifted after two days.

The members of the deputation urged upon Ashok Kaul that they should be sent to  Nutnussa under security so that they can themselves check the losses as their clothes, utensils, documents and some vehicles are still there.

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Ashok Kaul gave a patient hearing to the deputation and said that the BJP has always been concerned towards the safety and security of every citizen and as far the Kashmiri Hindu employees posted in valley in concerned, the party is watching every development and it shall raise the concerns of these employees at the highest level.


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