JAMMU, APR 04:
Launching a scathing attack on the BJP for hoodwinking the people over the much awaited deportation of Rohingyas and Bangladeshis from Jammu region amid brewing public anger, a strong contingent of Panther activists spearheaded by Mr. Harsh Dev Singh Chairman JKNPP and Mr. Yash Paul Kundal State President Young Panthers staged a vociferous protest demonstration at Exhibition Ground today. The NPP protestors comprised the people of Jammu professing various religious faiths and beliefs including Hindus, Muslims, Sikhs and Christians who in one voice sought early deportation of the said illegal immigrants. The leaders and the protestors accused Saffron Party of cheating the people of Jammu with regard to their eviction in order to keep the Kashmiri leaders in good humour. While raising slogans of “Gaddar BJP, Hai Hai”, “Chodho Hamara Jammu Pradesh, Rohingyas Jaao Bangladesh”,’Rohingyas, Bangladeshis Go back’ they torched the effigy of the BJP and sought repatriation of the illegally settled foreigners without any further delay.
Describing the Rohingyas as the biggest threat to the communal harmony and composite culture of Jammu, Mr. Harsh Dev Singh lambasted the criminal apathy of the govt and lame duck posturing of BJP over the issue resulting in massive public outrage. He said that despite proven criminal record of Rohingyas and their suspected role in terror attacks, the BJP partnered dispensation had not responded to the alarming situation which could vitiate peace in the ‘city of temples’.
Accusing the Congress, NC, PDP of openly supporting Rohingyan settlement in the State, Mr. Harsh Dev Singh further admonished the BJP led dispensation for providing civic amenities to them. He said that it was a bitter truth that the number of illegal foreign immigrants posing a demographic threat to Jammu region had soared under BJP rule with thousands of Rohingyas camping in Jammu and Samba districts.
Prominent among those who spoke on the occasion included Rajesh Padgotra, Gagan Partap, S. Pridman Singh, Mohd Sharief, Justin Sotra, Jackson Gill, S. Surinder Singh Sodhi, K.K Sharma, Altaf Ahmed, Parshotam Singh, Mohinder Singh, Rashpaul Singh, Udhayveer Singh, Vikrant Singh, Neeraj Gupta, Shankaar Singh Sanju, Rohit Sharma, Joginder Singh, Puran Singh, Sunny Singh, Ashok Chouhan, Rakesh Verma besides others.