Maintain constitutional guarantees given to J&K: Cong PPG

The Jammu and Kashmir policy planning group (PPG) of the Congress party Friday urged the central government to maintain the constitutional guarantees given to J&K state.

Dr Manmohan Singh, former Prime Minister, Dr Karan Singh, former Sadr-e-Riyasat, Ghulam Nabi Azad, leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha, P Chidambaram, former union Home Minster, Ambika Soni, GS in-charge J&K, Tariq Hamid Karra, member CWC, Ghulam Ahmed Mir, JKPCC president, and Nawang Rigzin Jora, former CLP leader, were present in the policy planning group meeting, which was held here Friday.

“There is deep concern at the continuous reports emanating from both the union Home Ministry and the state government, which have created an atmosphere of panic and apprehension about the intentions of the central government,” a statement issued by the PPG said.

It added, “The massive build-up of security forces, curtailment of Amarnath Yatra, and unprecedented advisories being issued to the tourists, yatris and other civilians, are all creating an atmosphere of heightened insecurity and fear.”

The PPG urged the government not to take any decision which would precipitate a deep crisis.