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Democracy under threat in State: Harsh
11/13/2017 10:34:44 PM
Early Times Report
Jammu, Nov 13: Accusing the State govt. and BJP in particular of politicizing the Civil and Police administration to quell the voice of the JKNPP and other opposition parties, Scores of Panther activists spearheaded by Harsh Dev Singh Chairman JKNPP, Yash Paul Kundal State President Young Panthers and other leaders staged a vociferous protest demonstration at Exhibition Ground Jammu today. The protestors raised anti-govt. slogans and charged BJP for promoting its political interests by trampling upon democratic rights of opposition parties.
Addressing the media, Harsh Dev Singh said that while the separatists and subversive elements were being pampered and given open field to propagate their secessionist ideology in Kashmir, the nationalist forces and opposition parties were being tormented and suppressed with criminal cases being registered against them for holding political rallies and meetings. He recalled that the District Administration Udhampur with a nefarious motive to sabotage the public meetings of Panthers Party, imposed sec 144 CrPc in entire tehsils of Basantgarh and Latti where the functions were scheduled to be held on 15 and 16 October. He said that hundreds of Police men had been deployed in the aforesaid two tehsils to thwart the said meetings which had been organized by several Panchayats to felicitate him for his contributions and his persistent struggle for the cause of the people even after ceasing to be MLA. He further accused the Assistant Commissioner Udhampur (Revenue) of playing stooge in the hands of some corrupt and disgruntled BJP leaders on whose behest a District officer scuttled the democratic rights of opposition by issuing such prohibitory orders without any justification.
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