BJP raps NC, Cong for advocating rehabilitation of militants

The J&K unit of BJP criticised the National Conference and Congress for advocating rehabilitation of Kashmiri militants.

Last Updated: Nov 29, 2010, 17:43 PM IST

Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir unit of BJP on Monday criticised the National Conference (NC) and Congress for
advocating rehabilitation of Kashmiri militants, presently in
Pakistan occupied Kashmir (POK) and Pakistan, and said their
return to the state could have dangerous consequences for the
country`s security.

"State Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, who got this policy
okayed from the state Cabinet recently, is now being endorsed
by J&K Pradesh Congress Chief Saif-ud-Din Soz without
realising its far-off effects on the security scenario in the
country," BJP national executive member and former pradesh
unit president Ashok Khajuria told reporters here.

"These youth, who went across the border before and after
1990, received arms training in camps in PoK and Pakistan by
ISI, can prove disastrous for the people of the state and the
country as they have been prepared to raise Jehad against
India," Khajuria, who is also sitting MLA, said.

Accusing the NC and Congress of perpetuating turmoil in
the state for over 20 years, the BJP leader said these parties
are inch by inch taking J&K out of the fold of Union of India.

Khajuria said the BJP will continue its struggle to
defeat the forces who are overtly or covertly trying for
disintegration of Jammu and Kashmir from the rest of the
country.

"Our party will continue protests under constitutional
ways to make countrymen aware about the dangers with respect
to the policies being adopted by Congress-led UPA at the
Centre and NC-led coalition in J&K," he said.

Khajuria said BJP leaders and elected representatives
will continue to boycott all the functions which are being
chaired and attended by the Chief Minister and his colleagues
in the council of ministers.

He also said the people of the state should socially
boycott the Chief Minister till he withdraws his controversial
statement on the J&K`s accession/merger with India.

PTI