|Early Times Report|
Jammu, May 19: Jammu and Kashmir National Panthers Party (JKNPP) workers today staged protest demonstration at Exhibition ground Jammu.
Under the leadership of Harshdev Singh the protesters had tied black bands on their forearms as a mark of resentment raised anti- govt slogans and torched the effigy of the BJP.
Strongly condemning the spurt in violence especially on the borders following the declaration of the suspension of combat operations in J&K by the GoI, Harsh Dev Singh urged upon the Narendra Modi to revoke the decision of unilateral ceasefire which had backfired immediately after the said announcement.
He said that in the wake of separatists and other terror organizations rejecting the govt's move, Pakistan opened unprovoked fire and lobbed mortars over 15 Indian posts and civilian areas along the IB in Samba and Kathua districts leading to panic and killings of one BSF soldier, four civilians besides critically injuring more than dozen people. He said that the Pak sponsored militants as well as belligerent neighbour had proved that terrorism had no religion.
"Non Initiation of Combat Operations (NICO) had seriously demoralized the Army which might prove counterproductive and provide an opportunity to the terrorists to regroup and plan further death and destruction in the State", agitated Harsh said.
Harsh Dev Singh sought the personal intervention of the PM for transfer of infamous child homicide case to CBI in view of the collective demand raised by the people, cutting across party lines or social and political affiliations. Lambasting the Saffron leaders for turning the situation from bad to worse, he regretted that not only they toed the PDP line over the issue but accused their own electorates of being communal besides levelling accusations of supporting rapists and criminals. "And all this notwithstanding the unequivocal stand of the people of Jammu for capital punishment to those actually involved in the heinous offence. In view of the strong evidence provided by a national media in favour of the accused and moreover, with the credentials of the two officers constituting SIT being tainted, only Central probe could provide justice to the deceased child and restore pride of the agitating people", Harsh apprised Modi.
Prominent among those who spoke on the occasion included Rajesh Padgotra, Manju Singh, Kesar Parveen, Sham Gorkha, Gagan Partap Singh, Parshotam Parihar, Sewa Singh Bali, Shanker Singh Chib, Khajoor Singh, K.K Sharma, Rashpaul Singh, Partap Singh, Shankaar Singh Sanju, Udhayveer Singh, Rohit Sharma, Sansar Chand, Rajesh Sharma, Sunny Singh, Puran Singh, Shaitan Singh, Jeevan Sharma besides others.