Situation in Kashmir deteriorating, communal hatred taking over Jammu: NC

Situation in Kashmir deteriorating, communal hatred taking over Jammu: NC

Party seeks capital punishment to rapists of children

National Conference on Saturday said that Jammu and Kashmir was facing instability under the PDP-BJP government, while the communal polarization in the state was at all time high.

Addressing a party convention of NC women wing at Nawa e Subah, here, party general secretary Haji Ali Muhammad Sagar said, “Three and a half years’ rule of Mehbooba Mufti will be remembered as an era of monumental failures. The state is going through an unprecedented phase of uncertainty, fear and anxiety.”

He said while the situation in Kashmir is deteriorating with every passing day, in communal hatred is taking over Jammu.

Among others, the convention was addressed by party provincial president Nasir Aslam Wani, district president Srinagar Peer Afaq Ahmad, ex MLA Irfan Shah, an NC handout said.

“In recent history, Jammu and Kashmir is going through its darkest phase. All this is happening under the very nose of the PDP-BJP government who seem to have forgotten the problems and miseries the people in the state are undergoing.” 

Sagar said there was a complete collapse of the administrative system in the state, while those who were supposed to help it work were clueless. “Clinging shamelessly to chair, it seems, is the only thing they have mastered at,” the party general secretary said.

Addressing the convention, MLA Habba Kadal and provincial president NC women wing, Shamima Firdous reiterated the party’s resolve to fight the communal forces motivated to divide the state on the basis of religion and region. 

“Today we as a society stand at a precipice where the people are looking up to us to save the state from the forces hell-bent to destroy the composite culture of Jammu and Kashmir,” he said.

She said what had happened in Rassana, Kathua, “is not only criminal, there is also a design to sow the seeds of animosity between groups and regions. Until and unless the powers who are at the helm of affairs acknowledge this, justice cannot be delivered.”

While condemning the brutal gang rape and murder of an 8 yr old girl in Kathua, Firdous demanded capital punishment to those who have shamed the entire humanity. 

“We as a responsible, God fearing society need to take a firm stand on this. Our party president has already asked for bringing in a law prescribing capital punishment to rapists of children. We humbly ask this government to expedite the process and call a special session of the assembly for passage of the said bill,” the provincial president said.