Srinagar, Oct 9: Chief Patron of National Panthers Party Prof Bhim Singh Wednesday questioned the validity of 'so-called' seven-day session of the J&K legislature in Srinagar, saying "it was held just to complete the formality."
In a statement issued here, Singh said "the J&K legislature session convened in Srinagar showed that Congress-NC Govt has been playing hoax with the people and fraud with the Constitution."
"The NC-Congress Govt used the Legislative Assembly to divert attention of the people of J&K from the real and difficult situation they have been facing because of mis-governance, corruption and authoritarianism in the state," Singh alleged. "There was no reply by the Govt on the custodial murder of Haji Yousuf. Not even an FIR has been filed on his custodial death. The case is pending before the Supreme Court for CBI probe."
He alleged that the Government failed to answer issues like killings and jail tortures of minor children this year. "There was no answer to Shopian killings and the NC-Congress Govt deliberately omitted to mention Keran militant attack which continued for two weeks," he said.
"The tragedy is that Congress leadership does not want to disturb Sheikh Abdullah's grandson for reasons best known to the Congress leadership," he alleged. "It is a tragedy that Hiranagar, Samba, Ramban or Kishtwar massacres were not even mentioned by the ruling parties whereas opposition had no time to take up such most important items on the agenda."
Singh said: "The most important point is the move of the government for shifting the so-called 'Kashmiri Darbar' to Jammu in the last week of this month. The Panthers Party has taken the stand that the Kashmir province-related files should remain in Srinagar Civil Secretariat and the Jammu-related files should be brought back to Jammu," he said. "The Civil Secretariats should function in both the places around the year in the interest of the common people in both the provinces; Kashmir & Jammu Pradesh."
Singh said it is sad that Assembly had two days out of six days only for former Army General VK Singh "because the Chief Minister found a safe platform to condemn the Indian Army and exposed the secret working of the Army which has been working for the security and upliftment of the Kashmiris since 1947."