Target Killings: Patil hits out at govt for failing to ensure safety

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Jammu, June 3 (UNI) All India Congress Committee, Incharge J&K Affairs, Rajni Patil on Friday termed the Kashmir situation worrisome due to continued targeted killings of innocents leading to an atmosphere of insecurity and situation of migration of minorities and other vulnerable sections from Kashmir like the 1990s.

Patil, while addressing a press conference here after wrapping up Congress Shivar at Patnitop, hit out at the central Government and UT administration for the failure to check targeted killings and worsening situation în Kashmir.

She was flanked by PCC President G A Mir, Working President Rămân Bhalla, Vice President Mula Ram, Chief Spokesperson Ravinder Sharma, General Secretaries Thakur Balwan Singh, Yogesh Sawhney, S S Channi, Treasurer Rajnish Sharma and other functionaries.

“The common man feels insecure and minorities including KPs, Sikhs, Jammu and outside employees and workers have become victims and are unsafe and protesting to migrate en masse,” Patil said.

She said that this situation is worrisome and turning back to the 1990s, contrary to the claims of the BJP Government, adding, “it is the primary duty of the Government to ensure Safety and security of people but it has failed. It should ensure safety of minorities, migrants and Jammu employees by taking all necessary measures including shifting to safer places.”

She said that Congress is always on the forefront on the issue of terrorism and challenges before nation and Rahul Gandhi has always offered all sorts of suggestions în view of its wide experience but present Government doesn’t need this.

“It’s not a political issue for Congress but a matter of Safety of Citizens and national interests,” said Patil and reiterated that the Congress Shivar has unanimously passed a resolution urging Rahul Gandhi to lead as next President to fight politics of vendetta and division of BJP Government.

She termed the ED summons to Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi, again after Eight years and termed it purely vendetta, as there is no case against them as they are being framed în Național Herald case, a newspaper started în late thirties by Pt Nehru to fight freedom struggle.

In reply to a question on the statement of RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat regarding not creating controversies on Mandir/Masjid issues, she said it is good but if he really means and wants it, he should better advise his Government at the centre, to have harmony and peace în the country.

JKPCC President, G A Mir also condemned the targeted killings especially minorities and the Government ignored early warnings and such killings and made false claims and now the situation has turned quite volatile.

He said the safety of innocents especially minorities, Kashmiri Pandits and Jammu employees and others is top priority before the Government by taking all such urgent measures.

“The Government should come out of denial mode and deal with the situation effectively,” he added.

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