Valley based politicians always glorify militants: Lal Singh

Ex-MP Ch Lal Singh addressing a public meeting in Billawar on Tuesday.
Ex-MP Ch Lal Singh addressing a public meeting in Billawar on Tuesday.

Excelsior Correspondent

BILLAWAR, Mar 19: Former Member Parliament and president Dogra Swabhimaan Sangthan, Ch Lal Singh has alleged that Kashmir based politicians always glorify militants and their actions.
While addressing huge gathering at Ujh Bridge in Billawar today, Lal Singh said that the only resolution to the present imbroglio in the Valley is to take it under the direct control of Govt of India by declaring it UT and making Jammu a separate State and also declaring Ladakh a Union Territory as demanded by the people of that region.
Lal Singh said when all the Valley based politician supports the agenda of the separatists, Jammu should not be put to suffer because of Kashmir and it must be given a chance to live peacefully by making it an independent State.
“When I was a Cabinet Minister I was the only person to oppose the file of the honorarium of Rs 6,000 per month to the surrendered militants. No one in the Cabinet opposed this file but kept on waiting for the first approval of Lal Singh. I threw the file and never signed it much to the shock of Mehbooba Mufti and surprise to some of my Cabinet colleagues. It was by a planning that file was sent in circulation to me bypassing even the then senior Ministers of my party just to see my reaction and to make me the scapegoat. Had I signed that file, I am sure the others would have followed and never would have dare  non- compliance to the then CM Mehbooba. But on the other hand when I asked for the compensation for the people of the border areas killed because of the Pakistan shelling, then no one came for their rescue. These Kashmiri centric people always opposed to such policies which are meant for the benefit of the people of Jammu,” Lal Singh maintained.
Ch Lal Singh further said that it is unfortunate that the militants killed in any operation are given big titles like Commander of JEM etc just to glorify them and those who are real heroes of the land are demeaned in its presentation in the media and other social circles in Kashmir. Any such practice by a section of press should be stopped without further loss of time. And our martyrs should occupy our bold headlines instead of enemies of the nation.
Whenever a militant is killed, Valley based politician start shedding crocodile tears by showing sympathy with them and their families and calling them innocent. Those politicians should be booked under treason and not be left scot free, Lal Singh remarked.