Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir Socio Economic Coordination Committee (JKSECC) on Saturday urged New Delhi to refrain from any misadventure in Kashmir “that may further vitiate the already volatile situation beyond control”.
“A meeting of the amalgam was held in the backdrop of speculations and rumours about different stories making rounds in the valley which led to panic and fear across and also caused abrupt halt to the business and movement of life,” the statement said.
The members regretted that the government instead of instilling faith and confidence in people “is indulging in acts that cause disquiet and horror in them”.
“The sudden deployment of 100 battalions of para military forces has caused anxiety among the people,” said the members. “This was followed by arrest spree.”
They further said: “Any attempt by the GoI to tinker with constitutional position of the state will have catastrophic effect.”
JKSECC also condemned the decision of the state government for stopping advertisements to local dailies, terming it “as an attempt to muzzle freedom of press and expression”.