Jammu: Asserting that Jammu and Kashmir is
an integral part of India, the BJP Legislators Party leader
Chaman Lal Gupta alleged on Friday that the Congress is
responsible for the "plight" of minorities in the state.
"This party has proved (to be) not only devoid of
vision and national outlook but also the actions of its
leaders have proved them to be the worst communalists," Gupta
said in a statement here today.
The BJP leader alleged, "More than Pakistan, the Congress
is more to blame for the elimination of minorities in Pakistan
Occupied Kashmir (POK), where not a single Hindu or a Sikh has
been permitted to survive."
It is not just the minorities in POK that have left
but those in the Kashmir valley have also been forced out over
the past two decades, he said. "The percentage of minorities
has trickled down to 1 per cent in Kashmir today from 14
per cent at the time of accession of Jammu and Kashmir with
Union of India," Gupta said.
"There are about 12 lakh people who have become refugees
within their own country and all this has happened when either
the Congress or National conference has been in power in the
state," he said.
Gupta stressed that the state is an integral part of
India and said the BJP would fight tooth and nail any move
aimed at weakening the ties of the state with rest of the