Continuous siege of Jamia Masjid tragic: NC

Srinagar: National Conference (NC), General Secretary, Haji Ali Mohammad Sagar on Friday castigated PDP BJP government for barring Friday prayers in the historic Jamia Masjid Srinagar for four consecutive weeks.

In a statement issued here, the NC General Secretary said, “Stopping people from praying at Jamia Masjid has been the only ‘achievement’ of this government so far. Last year they broke all records by putting the historic Masjid under continuous lockdown for 40 Fridays consecutively. Unfortunately the same practice is still going on.”

NC general Secretary said that the restrictions being imposed in downtown with each passing day and barring people from offering Friday prayers is a glaring example of the failures of this government. “Needless to say such actions create hostility and restlessness among the people and will inevitably lead to a situation where people of Shahr-e-Khaas would feel cornered and targeted,” he said.

Meanwhile, NC Provincial President Nasir Aslam Wani said that the state government has failed to normalize the current deteriorating situation in Kashmir.

While addressing a one day convention of Block Amira Kadal delegates at Nawa e Subah, the Provincial President said, “Continuous spree of braid chopping incidents happening across Kashmir is a clear reminder of how bad the situation is and how miserably this government is handling such incidents. Rather than coming up with preventive measures the administration is giving out a confusing signals.”

Asking people to remain vigilant Nasir said, “This government has failed on all fronts. Whether it is development or providing security to the people, Mehbooba Mufti and her coterie believes in only giving rhetorical statements. They are more concerned in saving their chairs rather than alleviating the miseries and fears of people.”

Reminding the people of the daunting challenges Kashmir and its people are up against Nasir said, “It has fallen upon all of us to defeat the evil designs of our enemies and remain united and maintain brotherhood and harmony among different sections of the society.”

The NC Provincial President said there was a groundswell of support in favour of National Conference and the youth were yet again reposing their faith in the party’s vision of inclusive, youth-oriented politics of honour and dignity. “We do not believe in compromising on our ideology or our promises for the lure of power and the youth have realized that National Conference is the only political institution and movement which can salvage the State’s bartered honour and dignity”, the NC Provincial President added.

The convention was also addressed by provincial vice president Mohammad Syed Akhoon, Minority wing Incharge Sardar Jagdish Singh Azad, YNC District President Khalid Rather and others.


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