Jammu, Jan 5: Congress today accused the Narendra Modi-led government of failing to put an end to the ceasefire violations by Pakistan along the international border in Jammu and Kashmir, saying the lives of people living in border areas have become miserable.
"The NDA government has miserably failed to put a halt to the ceasefire violations by Pakistan as was promised by it to the people of the country," Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad said here.
"The persistent ceasefire violations have made the life of people living in border areas miserable and they are forced to lead a life marked by fear, uncertainty and mental stress," the senior Congress leader said.
Alleging that the NDA government remained insensitive towards the plight and trauma of the people, he said, "How long people of the Jammu and Kashmir and the country will be fed with rhetoric's and hollow promises as the ceasefire violations go on unabated."
Azad said the time has come to act and silence the Pakistani guns as the residents of border areas since July last year have suffered unimaginable loss to lives, property, livestock, crops, due to unprovoked Pakistani firing and shelling.
"NDA government should at least be cognizant of the plight and sufferings of the lakhs of people living in the border belt who have been forced to leave their homes and hearths in an extremely chilly weather conditions," Azad said.
He said voters of the country had voted for NDA after it promised the people that it would put an end to the Pakistani aggression.
"Every citizen of this country voted NDA government to power to fulfil its promise of acting very strongly against Pakistan to bring an end to the incessant ceasefire violations. However, irony is that there have been a consistent uptrend in ceasefire violations ever since the NDA government has taken over," he said.