Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC) on Saturday expressed concern over grim situation in Kashmir saying it is the result of "mishandling" by the government.
A meeting of JKPCC executive of Jammu province was held under the chairmanship of JKPCC President GA Mir. JKPCC spokesperson said the meeting held detailed deliberations on the situation in the State in the wake of current unrest in Kashmir.
"The meeting viewed that the current situation was the result of initial mishandling by the Government. The State and centre government lacks any clear policy and road-map to effectively address the prevailing situation and restore lasting peace and normalcy," the spokesperson said.
"The meeting expressed grave concern over the grim situation in Kashmir which is under curfew for the last 50 days with unrest and incidents of violence continuing unabated wherein over 70 precious lives have been lost besides serious injuries to a large number of people," it said.
The meeting complimented the people of Jammu region for "rejecting all sorts of provocations and maintained peace and religious harmony during this crucial period."
"The meeting also condemned move of Pakistan for fomenting trouble taking advantage of the situation and demanded immediate effective measures to end the current unrest in order to defeat the designs of inimical forces,"
Meanwhile, in a separate statement Congress leader Salman Nizami reminded Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti of her statement in which she had said "she will step down if chair becomes impediment in her father's vision for Kashmir".