Situation in J&K alarming, says Congress

Jammu, June 28: Congress on Tuesday said the situation in Jammu and Kashmir was "alarming" and attacked the Central and state governments, saying the repeated incidents of attacks was a result of "weak and flawed" policies to deal with cross-border terror aided and abetted by Pakistan.

"We express serious concern over the deteriorating security situation in the state. We condemn the state government and the Centre over its handling of the situation which has reached alarming level," senior vice president of J&K Congress and former Minister Sham Lal Sharma told reporters here.

Situation in J&K alarming, says Cong

"The rise in militancy and the repeated incidents of attack on security forces is the result of the weak and flawed policies of the PDP-BJP government in the state and the Centre," he added.

His comments came against the backdrop of terror attack on CRPF convoy in Pampore in Kashmir on Saturday last in which eight security personnel were killed and 21 injured. 

Lambasting central and state governments, Sharma said they had totally failed in dealing with the situation.

"They merely indulge in rhetorics and sermons but have no firm and consistent policy to deal with cross border terrorism and separatism aided, abetted and sponsored by Pakistan," he said.

He lambasted BJP for enacting a "drama" in the Assembly yesterday by demanding surgical operations in PoK and said "they are only fooling the masses and diverting the attention from the failure of their own goverment to control the situation.."


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