PDP stages protest, demand LG’s resignation
By: Tariq Shah VOV
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Friday held a protest demonstration in Srinagar expressing concern over the situation and demanding the resignation of LG Manoj Sinha.
After the protest in a press conference PDP said that the situation is deteriorating in Kashmir and all the claims of the administration that all is well have fallen flat.
According to news agencies quoting PDP spokesman they have said in their news reports as follows.
Addressing a press conference, PDP Spokesperson Syed Suhail Bukhari said, “We strongly condemn and demand that Governor Manoj Sinha should give resignation as he totally failed to handle the situation.”
“We ask the Government of India why it happened if militancy is over and the situation is normal. Since the abrogation of Articles 370 and 35A, the home ministry is monitoring the situation then why these incidents happened. So, it is clear the Government of India, security agencies totally failed to control the situation,” said Bukhari.
He further said that the incident of civilian killings is very unfortunate and against the Kashmiriyat. “So, we appeal to the people of Jammu and Kashmir to be united to defeat vested interests of people, who are trying to disturb peace and damage communal harmony. Now, we are going for a peaceful protest,” he added.
Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Forum also staged a protest in Jammu against Pakistan over the killings of two teachers by militants in Srinagar on Thursday.
The protests took place after the mortal remains of Supinder Kaur, killed in targeted killing by militants in Srinagar, were taken for last rites. Slogans – we want justice – were raised against “The Resistance Front” (TRF) during the funeral procession in Srinagar.
Members of the Sikh community on Friday took part in the funeral procession of Supinder Kaur, who was shot dead by militants inside a Srinagar school.
Two government teachers including Supinder Kaur were killed by militants in the Idgah Sangam area of Srinagar on Thursday.
Earlier, on Wednesday, a street hawker was shot dead by militants in Srinagar. The incident took place near Madina Chowk, Lalbazar where militants fired upon the victim Virender Paswan.
With Agencies inputs