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Soft approach towards terrorism increases violence: Prof Gupta

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Jammu, Mar 14 (UNI) Senior BJP leader and former Union Minister Prof Chaman Lal Gupta today criticised the soft approach of the Congress led UPA government and said terrorism and subversion are a matter of great concern in Jammu and Kashmir.

Addressing a rally at the Mandir Choura, a remote place in Udhampur district, Prof Gupta said abolishing the Prevention of Terrorism Act (POTA) and pampering elements involved in crimes against humanity, increases violence in the country.

The Congress and its allies operating under communal and parochial consideration have create many problems in Jammu and Kashmir, he said.

Prof Gupta criticised the Congress led UPA government at the centre of increasing the prices of essential commodities by double in a small period of about 20 months.

Mr Gupta said the ruling leaders of the state since independence, have been provided with massive funds by the central government, which have come to be over three lakhs crores, besides the expenditure on security forces. But misuse of these funds has led to regional disparities and inequalities.

The former Lok Sabha member from Udhampur also said that according to the state government Rs 35000 crores have been spent on developmental activities in the past three years but the plight of Mandir Choura and so many other beautiful places are witness to the fact that the funds were not properly utilised.

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