Srinagar: National Conference on Monday took out a protest rally from party headquarters seeking an end to unabated civilian killings, maiming and human rights violations.
The protesters led by party general Secretary Ali Mohammad Sagar held placards demanding an immediate end to killings, human rights violations and use of pellet guns.
Addressing the gathering, Sagar said that ever right thinking person will express remorse at the killing of civilians including children. “It is our prime duty to stand for people; our party is protesting at provincial level against the flawed policies of the incumbent governor that has pushed the people to wall. Now even our infants are not safe anymore. The pictures of pellet hit 19 month old Hiba have shaken us to the core,” he said adding, “It’s time for government of India to ban pellet gun use with immediate effect. Needless to say, it has wreaked havoc ever since it was made operational on ground.”
Addressing the protesters, Sagar expressed grief and sorrow over the civilian killings and said that young in Kashmir have become an easy fodder for those who have made this conflict a business. “The attitude of GOI towards our state hasn’t changed. The iron first strategy must end and should be replaced with people centric CBMs. The key to end these killings lies with New Delhi,” he said.
If the central government can agree to send a delegation to hold peace parleys with Taliban why cannot GoI talk to its own aggravated and aggrieved youth in our state,” he said.
The protesting party functionaries later held a sit-in outside the J&K Bank headquarters demanding immediate rollback of SAC decision turning J&K Bank into a PSU undertaking.
The protesting functionaries raised apprehensions that such a decision will affect the working of J&K Bank.
Addressing the functionaries there, provincial president Nasir Aslam Wani said that the continuous onslaught on the institutions of the state will prove detrimental to their working. “The incumbent governor administration should leave emotive administrative decisions for the popular government to decide upon,” he said.