Jammu based NC leaders threaten to wage “Jihad”, BJP hits back


The threat to launch “Jihad” against BJP clearly shows the radicalised communal mind set of the concerned leaders as well as their utter disregard of the people of Jammu who had given an unprecedented and historic mandate to BJP which no party ever got so far.

Frustrated with their failure to arouse public support the NC leaders are now resorting to threats of terrorising the activists of Bharatiya Janata Party. “What else can be expected from a party which is responsible for ethnic cleansing of Valley, exodus of Kashmiri Pandits and promotion of radical Wahhabi Islam and introduction of terrorism,” lamented Brig Anil Gupta, State Spokesperson of BJP?

He in a statement issued here, today said very recently the president of NC described terrorist Burhan Wani as a martyr, referred to ‘stone-pelters’ as “freedom fighters” and urged Hurriyat to continue its secessionist movement. He appealed to the Hurriyat leadership to unite and told them with assurance, “we are not your enemy. We are with you.” Is the NC now planning to carry forward the Hurriyat’s agenda to peaceful Jammu region by threatening to wage “Jihad” against the elected representatives of the people? Are they threatening the people of Jammu to toe the line of NC or else be prepared for the similar situation as in Valley? It is a matter of shame that power hungry leaders of NC have stooped to such a low level of politics, Brig Gupta added.

The irony is that same leaders are also trying to project themselves as “voice of Jammu”. How can they claim to be voice of Jammu when the ideology of their party is based on “ethnic exclusion and promoting Kashmiri speaking Muslim precedence,” questioned Brig Gupta.


“The party which has encouraged separatism, carries a ‘tunnel vision’ limited to Valley, is the architect of regional discrimination and divisive politics, humiliated Dogra rulers, obliterated all signs of Dogra heritage, distorted history and suppressed Dogras so they will never be acceptable to the people of Jammu let alone being their voice”, asserted Brig Gupta.

The leader who claims to be “voice of Jammu” was very recently reprimanded by his Valley based political masters in such stern words, “when Sher-e-Kashmir was against the Dogra rule how can our ranks be in favour of the Maharaja, the logic is simple. “We won’t mind parting ways with any leader from our party who wants to be a Dogra fan.”  The local Jammu leader who is a master of opportunistic politics was trying to win the favour of Jammuites by invoking Dogra heritage and Duggar Pradesh. With what face can he now claim to be “voice of Jammu”, asked Brig Gupta? Is he willing to part ways with NC?

Brig Gupta said the people of Jammu are intelligent enough to understand as to who their well-wisher is and who is trying to exploit their sentiments for narrow political gains because they are fully aware of the ideology of the party to which these leaders belong.