J&K: Opposition Parties, Social Organizations Seek Fair Delimitation And Restoration Of Statehood And Early Assembly Elections16 April, 2022, By Cross Town News
Jammu , April 16 :Different political parties and social organizations today jointly condemned the repeated incidents of targeted killings of innocents in Kashmir Valley terming it as a dangerous phenomena and urged the centre Govt. and the UT administration to check such attacks on innocents and minorities, at all costs.
In a joint statement after threadbare discussion over the overall socio -political and the security situation emerging in Jammu and Kashmir, the senior leaders representing different political parties and social organizations expressed grave concern over the increased targeted attacks on innocents including the members of the minority community and non-local workers in the recent past and regretted that the Govt. has utterly failed to arrest the situation leading to the atmosphere of fear amongst innocent people including PRIs, minorities and non-locals in the valley.
Expressing deep sympathies with families of those martyred and injured including the members of the security forces laying their lives and fighting bravely in the difficult situation, the meeting demanded fool proof security measures for the vulnerable sections, as an atmosphere of fear amongst the common people, especially the minorities and outsiders is being created with nefarious designs.
The meeting also expressed grave concern over attempts to create wedge among communities and disturb religious brotherhood and harmony by various provocative’s means like the highly condemnable incident of vandalism at Sidhra temple. Demanding immediate action against culprits to expose the conspiracy, the statement appealed to the people to rise against such communal and mischievous forces and not to allow peace and harmony to be disturbed at any cost . All right thinking people and secular forces should stand united to defeat nefarious designs of divisive and communal forces active in the region.
The meeting also took strong exceptions to the mode , manner and the procedure adopted, so far, by the Delimitation Commission which is , by and large one sided, unilateral and non-transparent , as the draft report has caused grave injustice and inconvenience to the people in most parts due to non-adherence of different settled principle and parameters for the delimitation exercise. The Commission has not bothered to visit different districts or give a fair and patient hearing to the genuinely aggrieved people and areas from its draft report which has created an impression that the Commission would not be able to do justice to the people.
They demanded that the Commission should consider all genuine objections and representations against its draft report which is highly faulty , illogical and against the ground situations, before finalizing its report , as the aggrieved people have no remedy thereafter.
The statement demanded that the Prime Minister should honour the commitment on the floor of the Parliament regarding restoration of state hood, without any further delay, followed by early Assembly elections to restore democracy in order to give respite to the people from the non-accountable bureaucratic regime in Jammu and Kashmir.
The meeting was jointly convened under the aegis of All Parties United Morcha and chaired by Thakur Gulchain Singh Charak ( Dogra Sadar Sabha), and attended by the leaders of different political and social organizations like by Sheikh Abdul Rehman (EX-MP), National Conference represented- Rattan Lal Gupta (Provincial President), Congress represented by Ravinder Sharma (Chief Spokesperson), IDP – Narinder Khajuria, ID Khajuria (Convenor- APUM), CPIM – Comrade Hari Singh, PPI- Comrade Pritam Singh, Desh Bhagat Yadgaar Committee - Comrade Sukhdev Singh, United Peace Allience -Shahid Saleem Mir, Labana Bradari - Sardar Nirmal Singh .