JAMMU, APR 11:
Expressing grave concern over the BJP’s persistent surrenders over all Jammu centric issues, Harsh Dev Singh Chairman JKNPP and Yash Paul Kundal State President Young Panthers today appealed the people of region to awake, arise and unite to expose, oppose and finally depose the Saffron juggernaut in the ultimate interests of the public. He said that the opportunist BJP had crossed the rubicon and it was high time that it was shown the doors. He was addressing the protestors at Dogra Chowk Jammu where the party activists torched the effigy of 25 headed monster symbolizing an equal number of BJP’s MLAs to ventilate the people’s disgust with the mandated leaders. The party leaders thereafter held a whirlwind tour of Samba and Kathua Districts and held massive rallies at Samba, Jatwal, Kootah Morh, Chappar, Bhamiyal villages. While welcoming the party leaders with overwhelming response, the people gave an impression that they were ready to face and defeat all the challenges thrown to them by the unholy BJP-PDP alliance.
Accusing the BJP partnered government for paying no heed to the women protesters observing fast unto death for the last 12 days with health condition of several deteriorating at Kootah Morh in Hiranagar, Harsh Dev Singh divulged that they were seeking transfer of Asifa Bano rape and murder case to CBI for fair and transparent investigation. He said that pick and choose detentions of the youth and harassment of innocent people by the Crime Branch of J&K Police had created an atmosphere of terror and civil unrest in the entire Hiranagar and village Rasana in particular.
“The situation was grim in Rasana. The public embitterment could be gauged by their protest against the Crime Branch sleuths outside the District Court Complex in Kathua a couple of days ago which had forced the officials to beat a hasty retreat. The tragic saga of the people revealed that their life in the entire village had been made miserable by the terror unleashed by the Police. Regretfully, the BJP made false public promises to fulfil their demand with the motive to scuttle the mass agitation for their own political interests”, anguished Harsh said. He asked the State government to hand over the case to the CBI for a fair and unbiased probe so that the actual culprits were apprehended and punished under the law. Smelling a deep rooted conspiracy hatched by the unholy alliance under a well devised ‘divide and rule’ policy Mr. Harsh Dev Singh held the Saffron party squarely responsible in particular for mishandling the situation in Nowshera.
Prominent among those who spoke on the occasion included Rajesh Padgotra, Manju Singh, Asha Verma, Parveen Kesar, Sham Gorkha, Gagan Pratap, Parshotam Parihar, Khajoor Singh, Rajeshwar Singh, Robin Sharma, Arun Khajuria, Jagdish Raj, Manoj Gupta, Rashpaul Singh, Mohinder Singh, Narotam Singh, K.K Sharma, Udhayveer Singh, Vishab Singh, Rohit Sharma, Sansar Chand besides others.