Jammu and Kashmir ministers refuse to take tough stand against stone pelters
The cowardly assault on a faculty bus by stone pelters in South Kashmir’s Shopian has as soon as once more uncovered the political events’ gentle strategy in the direction of the stone pelters.
The opposition Congress has lashed out on the state’s PDP-BJP govt over their failure to take care of regulation and order, however refused to query Mufti govt’s amnesty scheme to stone pelters.
Addressing the media in Jammu, Congress’ state Chief GA Mir blamed Mufti authorities’s inefficiency for Shopian assault. Nevertheless, when India At present requested Mir to make clear his celebration’s stand on stone pelters and authorities’s amnesty scheme for them, he selected to not take any place.
“Authorities, each on the centre and the state, need to reply how you can cope with stone pelters”, stated GA Mir whereas evading India At present’s question.
Congress’ State Chief Spokersperson Ravindra Sharma condemned the Shopian incident, however he too refused to take any place on amnesty scheme. “It isn’t the query of supporting or opposing amnesty scheme, authorities should make clear as to why their insurance policies are failing”, stated Sharma.
Nevertheless, celebration’s state vice-president and former Minister Raman Bhalla demanded strict motion towards the stone pelters.
J&Ok Deputy CM Kavinder Gupta reacted sharply to the Shopian assault whereas talking solely to India At present. The Deputy CM made it clear that his celebration would not help pardoning the stone pelters who repeat their unhealthy behaviour. When requested concerning the amnesty scheme and variations between PDP and BJP over the problem, he stated that pelters will probably be given just one likelihood.
“Those that take pleasure in stone pelting regardless of getting reduction from amnesty scheme will probably be handled strictly”, stated the brand new Deputy CM.
Expressing shock and anger over the assault on faculty kids, CM Mehbooba Mufti stated, in her tweet, that the perpetrators of the assault will probably be delivered to justice. However she did not discuss her amnesty scheme going unsuitable for stone pelters. Keep in mind, CM Mehbooba Mufti authorities withdrew FIRs towards 9730 stone pelters earlier this yr beneath the amnesty scheme.
However, former CM and Nationwide Convention working president Omar Abdullah admitted that some stone pelters have been misusing the amnesty scheme. In his tweet, Omar stated, “The amnesty granted to stone pelters was meant to encourage extra affordable behaviour however a few of these goons are decided to make use of the chance given to them to simply pelt extra stones”.
It is pertinent to say right here that Nationwide Convention has been a robust advocate for pardoning stone pelters. Occasion’s president and former CM Farooq Abdullah had even made stunning pro-stone pelters remarks previously.
Final yr, Farooq had sparked an enormous controversy after he stated that stone pelters have been sacrificing their lives for his or her nation and backbone of Kashmir. Farooq’s stunning remarks had led to an enormous outcry throughout the nation with many accusing him of talking the language of separatists.
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