Expressing serious concern over the "breakdown of administrative and constitutional machinery" in the state, Harsh Dev Singh, Chairman, JKNPP and former minister, today appealed to the Governor 'to intervene and assess the situation under powers conferred upon him under Section 92 of the constitution of the state'.
While addressing the media persons, Harsh Dev Singh lampooned the government for having failed to respond appropriately to the situation created in the wake of killing of Hizbul Commander and the resultant turbulence witnessed in the valley.
He regretted that with dozens of people killed, more than 1500 injured and religious pilgrimage being assaulted, it was virtually a case of anarchy and lawlessness prevailing in Kashmir with no signs of government on the ground.
Alleging total collapse of law and order with administration having lost control over the fast deteriorating situation, Singh said that the separatists, subversives and anti-nationals had virtually taken control of the situation with repeated calls for extensions of violent protests.
He said that most alarming was the dis-arming of the security personnel who were ordered by the BJP-PDP government not to use force despite the gravest provocations of the saboteurs or inspite of the violent attacks by them.
Holding the appeasement policy pursued by the incumbent government responsible for the prevalent crisis, Singh said that the government had taken several unsavoury decisions at the behest of separatists and others anti-national forces which had emboldened such elements.
He said that the decisions taken for release of 634 stone pelters reportedly linked to ISI and other terror outfits, consent for opening of Nepal route for return of militants, vacation of land from Army, refusal of Abhinav Gupt Yatra, denial of Sainik Colonies and KP Townships were all under the dictates of separatists thus encouraging them.
While ridiculing the tall slogans of 'zero tolerance' against anti-nationals given by BJP, he regretted that the saffron leaders had infact displayed infinite tolerance only to retain the role of junior partner in the PDP government.
He said that it was high time that union government and state Governor must act to save the state from ruin and disaster.
Others who were present on the occasion included, Rajesh Padgotra, Gagan Partap and Rakesh Verma.