Cong leader alleges sloganeering, stone pelting on Jammu people | KNO

Cong leader alleges sloganeering, stone pelting on Jammu people | KNO

Kashmir News Observer (KNO)

Jammu, February 25 (KNO): Senior Congress leader and former Minister Sham Lal Sharma Monday alleged “anti-national" sloganeering coupled with stone pelting on people from Jammu was being carried out at the behest of "Kashmir-centric" politicians and secessionist forces. The former minister as per a statement issued to KNO also expressed concern over registration of cases against youths of Jammu who protested against such forces. "Anti-national sloganeering followed by stone-throwing on Jammu people was done with the intent to flare up communal passions at the behest of Kashmir-centric politicians and secessionist forces," Sharma, senior vice president of J&K Congress unit, said. The Jammu and Kashmir police had registered a case on Thursday in connection with allegedly raising anti-national slogans by some stranded Kashmiri Muslim passengers here on February 11. He said those who committed the crime were moving scot-free. Sharma also urged upon the government to take strict action against "anti-national" elements. “During the previous BJP-PDP government, 10,000-12,000 stone pelters were released by the alliance government. Which proved a suicidal step," he said. The Congress leader added that the decision led to the security forces paying a heavy price. “Not only this, the security forces got demoralised by such wrong decisions…The BJP compromised on security for the lust of power," he alleged. (KNO)