New Delhi: Describing the situation in
Kashmir as "worrisome", BJP today said "competitive
communalism" practised by PDP and National Conference was
responsible for it and demanded an all-party meeting to
discuss the law and order problems in the state.
"The explosive situation in Kashmir valley, which has
been deteriorating day by day, has reached the level witnessed
during the Hazratbal controversy in 1963-64 when military had
to play a role. The tense situation is the result of the
politics of `competitive communalism` by both PDP and NC," BJP
spokesperson Prakash Javadekar said.
He alleged that the prime reason for failure to control
the situation in the state was that the Congress-led
government at the Centre had not taken any "timely action" and
was supporting PDP and NC.
Javadekar insisted that this had served as an
encouragement to the separatists and it was being "exploited
to the hilt by their bosses in Pakistan."
"We demand that the Government of India call an all-party
meeting to have discussions on the situation in Kashmir. It
must take all parties into confidence regarding its intentions
and plans to defuse the situation in the valley," he said.
Meanwhile, senior BJP leader L K Advani described the
law and order situation in Jammu and Kashmir as "worrisome"
but said the matter did not come up for discussion during his
meeting with the Prime Minister and Finance Minister.
"It is worrisome. At the same time it was not the
subject of discussions today," Advani told reporters when
asked about his opinion on the situation in Kashmir. He was
speaking after a meeting with Finance Minister Pranab
When asked if BJP would push for the army to be called
back, Advani avoided a direct comment, saying, "Whatever will
be fair, has been said by the party. I will not say anything
about it today."
Advani met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh along with a