SRINAGAR: National Conference (NC) general secretary Ali Muhammad Sagar on Monday led a protest march against the unabated civilian killings in the Valley. The peaceful protest march attended by senior party leaders, legislators and functionaries was taken out from party headquarters here and was addressed by party leaders outside the Tourist Reception Centre (TRC).
Addressing the protest march, Sagar lashed out at the PDP-BJP government and chief minister Mehbooba Mufti for “supervising wanton bloodshed” and killings of civilians in the valley and said her “singular obsession with power” had brought the state to a dangerous precipice of turmoil and alienation.
The NC general secretary said the unabated civilian killings in the valley were a consequence of how the ruling dispensation had failed to offer hope and empathy to the aggrieved people. “This government has offered precious little to the people and will be remembered for its brutality, hypocrisy and brazen sell-out,” Sagar said. “Mehbooba Mufti should take a call of her own conscience and resign from her chair. Her brother and cabinet minister Tassaduq Mufti rightly pointed out how PDP and BJP were ‘partners in crime’. She should acknowledge her total and complete failure and step down before the situation deteriorates any further.”
Later in the day, a senior delegation of party leaders led by NC general secretary presented a memorandum on behalf of the party registering a strong protest at the unabated civilian killings and the deteriorating situation in the valley, a party statement issued here said.