JKPYC holds protests over Masarat Alam's release, burns PM's effigy
Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Youth Congress (JKPYC) on Sunday held here protest demonstrations against the release of top separatist leader Masarat Alam and sought reply from the Prime Minister, Union Home Minister and RSS over the issue.
Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Youth Congress (JKPYC) on Sunday held here protest demonstrations against the release of top separatist leader Masarat Alam and sought reply from the Prime Minister, Union Home Minister and RSS over the issue.
Led by JKPYC state President Shahnawaz Choudhary, over 300 activists of Youth Congress raised anti PDP-BJP government and anti-Modi slogans in Press club area here against the release of the separatist leader by the PDP-BJP government in Jammu and Kashmir.
The protesters questioned the BJP's silence over the release of the separatist leader, who spearheaded 2008 and 2010 stone-pelting agitations in the Valley that left over 120 people dead.
They also burnt an effigy of the Prime Minister alleging that his party (BJP) compromised on the release of Alam.
Amid demonstrations, PYC workers blamed the double standard of the BJP on J-K issues, saying that it has betrayed the people of the state by giving support to the PDP.
They also condemned the "anti-national" statements of Mufti Sayeed in presence of the Prime Minister and also condemned the alleged silence of Modi on the matter.
Speaking to mediapersons, Choudhary said BJP has formed the coalition government with the PDP and is silent on every action of the PDP.
"The Congress will never tolerate his release. If such anti-national, pro-Pakistan leaders are released, Youth Congress will continue its protest till the Prime Minister does not give a satisfactory reply on the matter," he said.
"The Prime Minister, Union Home Minister, RSS besides MoS in PMO Dr Jitendra Singh and Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh, who belongs to Jammu region, should clarify their stand on the issue of PDP's soft corner towards separatists and anti-nationals," the Youth Congress chief said.