Srinagar: Opposition National Conference on Sunday accused BJP of trying to divide Jammu and Kashmir regions on communal lines.
Lashing out at BJP and Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh, National Conference spokesperson Junaid Azim Mattu said the timing of IIT Jammu inauguration was “insensitive” towards the people of Kashmir.
“When you cut ribbons in Jammu at a time when Kashmir is on fire and when coffins of young boys are being lowered into graves here, it highlights your abject lack of humanity and empathy.
“How would people in Jammu have felt if an IIT was being inaugurated in Kashmir Valley at a time of similar grief and mass mourning in Jammu? This act of insensitivity and ruthlessness perfectly exemplifies BJP’s politics in J&K,” Mattu said in a statement.
He said the fact that BJP and the Deputy Chief Minister did not require the Chief Minister’s presence for the function in Jammu speaks louder than words.
“This also raises serious questions on the writ and integrity of the Chief Minister’s office. Has Mehbooba Mufti in outsourced Jammu to the BJP? It’s evident that we have two factions within the Government,” the spokesperson added.