J&K bleeding, BJP in celebration mode: Harsh Dev
Post by RK News on Saturday, June 3, 2023
Udhampur, June 02: Former minister and JKNPP president Harsh Dev Singh on Friday said the BJP was celebrating its nine-year rule “quite unmindful” of the sentiment of the people of the Union Territory.
“Jammu and Kashmir continued to suffer and bleed,” he said. “Is there anything for a political party to celebrate when people are mourning the civilian deaths and targeted killings going unabated, especially after the BJP’s ascendance to power?” Singh questioned.
“Not only Deepu Sharma of Majalta was brutally assassinated by the hate mongers, but the Rajouri carnage continues to remain a grim reminder of failures of government which promised zero-tolerance against terror,” the NPP leader said while addressing public meetings in Mani and Kasuri villages of Ghordi block.
Describing BJP’s celebrations and merry-making as “repulsively bizarre”, Singh said, “Its (BJP’s) boisterous revel over ‘nine years’ achievements had only triggered cynicism. The nine-year rule of BJP has witnessed an extreme form of terrorism in J&K with dozens of episodes of attacks on security forces, civilians, old and the young with 40 soldiers martyred in one single attack of Pulwama.”
“Civilian killings and targeted killings were a thing of the past before 2014 but became a routine feature in the ongoing saffron rule. The employees of the Jammu region were also targeted and had to leave the valley even risking their jobs which never happened before. But strangely, the BJP leadership continues to indulge in self-adulation and unmindful drum beating,” he added.
The NPP leader said that the demotion of the State to the level of a UT has been the “most obnoxious dent on the pride of the people of J&K”. “Rather than restoring the statehood, the BJP leadership continues to bully and browbeat those who seek status quo ante,” he said.
The people have been deprived of a democratic government and subjected to “babu raj” of outside bureaucrats having hardly any connect with the common masses, Dev said, adding, “The people are suffering for want of basic civil amenities. There is none to listen to the shrill cries of poor, marginalized classes especially in rural areas seeking adequate power, water supply, medicare and power connectivity. The unemployed youth are on roads and the daily wagers and contractual without wages for several months and even years with an apathetic regime averse to their woes. Corruption is at its peak and rising prices have made the lives of people miserable. But still, the BJP is in celebration mode,” Singh exclaimed.