Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir unit of BJP
today accused the state government of meting out step motherly
treatment towards Jammu division.
"The government`s decision yesterday to appoint an
Inquiry Commission to look into the recent disturbances in
Kashmir valley, which left 17 people dead, and giving
compensation to the next of the kin of the victims is just a
ploy to please the agitating masses with a view to regain the
lost control by it.
"But this decision also points towards double standards
adopted by the government for Jammu as no probe was ordered
into the 2008 killing incident in Jammu, which left 12 people
dead in police firing during land row agitation," BJP MLAs
Ashok Khajuria, Jugal Kishore Sharma and Sukhnandan Choudhary
told a joint press conference here.
The government did not even announce any substantial
compensation to the Jammu firing victims` families, they said.
Referring to the incident of disappearance of two minor
girls in policy custody in Kishtwar district in Jammu, the
MLAs said the government did not constitute any inquiry
against the erring police officials despite agitation by the
locals of the area, however, in a similar situation in Shopian
area of Kashmir, several inquiries were conducted and serious
action had been taken against the officials concerned.
The BJP MLAs also accused the ministers hailing from
Jammu in the ruling NC-Congress coalition of not doing
anything for the region so as "to remain in power".
"This double standard adopted by the government towards
the people of Jammu is highly condemnable and BJP warns the
government to shun this discriminatory policy in the interests
of the state," they said.