JK in ruins under PDP-BJP govt: NC

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Enact law for capital punishment of child rapists: Shamima Firdous

SRINAGAR: National Conference (NC) on Saturday said with PDP-BJP government in power, the peace and stability in Jammu Kashmir is in ruins while communal polarisation is at an all time high.
Addressing NC women’s wing party convention at Nawa e Subah, party general secretary Ali Mohammad Sagar said, “Three and a half year rule of Mehbooba Mufti will be remembered as an era of monumental failures. The state is going through an unprecedented phase of uncertainty, fear and anxiety. While the situation in Kashmir is deteriorating with every passing day, in Jammu the dark clouds of communal hatred are on a rampage.”
NC provincial president Nasir Aslam Wani, district president Srinagar Peer Afaq Ahmad, ex MLA Irfan Shah also addressed the gathering.
Sagar added, “In recent history, state of Jammu and Kashmir is going through the darkest phase. All this is happening under the very nose of PDP-BJP government who for long seem to have forgotten about the problems and miseries the people are going through. There is a complete collapse of the administrative system at place while those who were supposed to get it working are clueless. Clinging shamelessly to chair, it seems, is the only thing they have mastered at.”
Addressing the convention, MLA Habba Kadal and provincial president of NC women’s wing Shamima Firdous reiterated the party’s resolve in fighting the forces who are communally motivated to divide the state on basis of religion and region. “Today, we as a society stand at a precipice where people are looking up to us to save (them) from forces hell bent on destroying the composite culture of our state. What has happened in Rassana is not only criminal but there is a design to sow the seeds of animosity between groups and regions. Until and unless the powers who are at the helm of affairs acknowledge this, justice cannot be delivered,” she said.
Condemning the brutal gang rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl in Kathua, Shamima demanded capital punishment to those who have shamed the entire humanity.
“We, as a responsible, God-fearing society need to take a firm stand on this. Our party president has already asked for bringing in the law to ensure capital punishment to child rapists, in the state assembly. We humbly ask this government to expedite the process and call a special session of the assembly for passage of the said bill,” the provincial president said.