UPA govt bowed before separatists: BJP

BJP in J&K accused UPA govt of bowing before separatists & charged that the initiatives have nothing for Jammu & Ladakh regions.

Last Updated: Sep 26, 2010, 18:33 PM IST

Jammu: Denouncing the eight-point package of the Centre, the BJP in Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday accused the UPA government of bowing before the separatists and charged that the initiatives have nothing for Jammu and Ladakh regions.

"...the Centre has again bowed before the separatists and anti-national elements and continued its appeasing policy towards Kashmir while ignoring Jammu and Ladakh regions," BJP State President Shamsher Singh Manhas said.

"Requesting state government to immediately convene a meeting of the Unified Command and to review the deployment of security forces and the notification of areas as `disturbed areas` is unfortunate and just to accede to the demands of separatists..," he said.

Manhas said during the recent meeting with the all-party delegation that visited the state facing unrest for the last over three months, the BJP had "categorically" raised the
issue of discrimination but unfortunately the Centre again "snubbed" Jammu and Ladakh regions.

"The Union government has attempted to be-fool the people of Jammu and Ladakh by announcing the constitution of Task Force for the two regions while real benefits have been showered to the Valley. The BJP will not accept yet another instance of discrimination," Manhas said.
Condemning the Centre`s decision to release stone-pelters and withdrawal of cases against them, the BJP leader wondered "What message does the Centre and State want to give to the nation by according leniency to those who break the law?"

He added that this comes even as those participated in the 2008 Amarnath land agitation are still facing charges.

PTI