Oppn asks Govt to take responsibility for valley deaths

JAMMU: Opposition today blamed the PDP-BJP Government in Jammu and Kashmir for the unrest in the Valley last summer and asked it to own up its role in the civilian casualties, which was rejected by the ruling side which held “vested interests” responsible for it.

“The situation of Kashmir is very bad and the Government has failed on all fronts,” claimed National Conference member B A Veeri while participating in a debate in the Legislative Council on the situation in the Valley.

He blamed the BJP-PDP Government for the deaths in Kashmir and said, “The Government should own up the responsibility of what happened in Kashmir.”

Congress MLC G N Monga also said, “This Government should own up the responsibility of deaths in Kashmir during the five-month-long unrest.”

He added, “We demand constitution of a commission to probe the deaths and atrocities penetrated on the people of Kashmir.”

Opposition members in unison demanded that the State Government also take responsibility of the injuries suffered by thousands besides the arrests of large number of people. (AGENCIES)