JAMMU, APR 22:
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 staged a vociferous protest demonstration at Exhibition Ground today. 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 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’. Lambasting the Saffron Party for adopting resolution in its WC meeting recently regarding enquiry into the role of politicians in their illegal settlement in Jammu Pradesh, he said that such moves were made only for public consumption to divert attention of public.
He said that the BJP Working Committee in its resolution had on April 1 at Suchetgarh recommended to the Govt to constitute a commission headed by a sitting High Court judge to inquire into the circumstances leading to their settlement and fix responsibility of persons involved in the activity. “With GoM constituted earlier turning defunct, the newly proposed commission is nowhere in sight. It seems that the government is not bothered to contemplate any move to deport these foreign immigrants despite public revulsion which has reached its peak. BJP is keeping the Kashmir centric leaders and the separatists in good humour by shelving the most dangerous issue which has been haunting Jammu region for a long time now”, dismayed Harsh said.
Harsh Dev Singh said that illegal settlement of these Rohingyas and Bangladeshis in Jammu was a part of larger conspiracy in which the BJP seemed to have once again surrendered to the dictates of their Kashmir masters for power sake.
Prominent among those who spoke on the occasion included Rajesh Padgotra, Gagan Partap Singh, Sham Gorkha, Parshotam Singh, Khajoor Singh, Capt. Narotam Singh, Nirmal Kishore, Rashpaul Singh, Vishab Singh, Udhayveer Singh, Stiffness Gill, Sansar Chand, Pawandeep Singh, Rattan Singh besides others.