Politicians in the valley forsee major conspiracy behind attacks
Jammu, July 23 (UNI) Almost all political parties in the state believe there is a major conspiracy behind the new phase of terrorism and upsurge of violence in Jammu and Kashmir.
National Panthers Party (NPP) chairman Bhim Singh alleged that the anti-national elements were trying to destabilise the Azad government. He said the pro-militant politicians were making efforts to sabotage the round table conferences, peace process and the Confidence Building Measures (CBMs) to resolve the kashmir issue.
''There must be a high level probe into all terror activities in the state to find out if there is any conspiracy behind the killing of the innocent people,'' Prof Singh said.
Prof Singh said the current situation in the state is very disturbing and the state is rolling back to the circumstances 15 years before.
National Conference (NC) MLA Javed Ahmed Rana, from militancy affected Mendhar, alleged, ''A political party sitting in the government is designing the conspiracy to spoil the atmosphere in the state.
''There is a major conspiracy and a high level probe is required to expose thEse elements who are creating hurdles in the peace process which was started to reunite the divided families on both sides of line of control (LoC),'' Mr Rana said.
''A conspiracy cannot be ruled out but it is the Jammu and Kashmir government which has not been handling the situation properly in view of upsurge in militancy,'' BJP spokesperson Prof Hari Om said. He also demanded to hand over the state to the army to crush the menace of terrorism once for all.
Advocating the abolition of article 370 of the Indian Constitution and to bring the state on a par with the rest of the country, the senior BJP leader demanded action against those in the government who were demanding self-rule, demilitarisation and withdrawal of the central laws and institutions.
Senior PDP leader and Deputy Chief Minister Muzaffar Hassan Baig strongly condemned the attack on tourists and said terror mongers are not only the enemies of peace but such acts of destruction reveal their utter frustration and aggravation.
Meanwhile, Chief minister Ghulam Nabi Azad ruled out any conspiracy to destabilise his government. ''I don't have any such information but terrorism must be condemned. The terrorists and their supporters are not the well-wishers of the people of Jammu and Kashmir. They are attacking the main resources of our revenue tourism,'' he added.
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