JAMMU, Aug 19: Youth Congress staged protest against the detention of mainstream political leaders of Jammu, terming it as unfortunate and undemocratic.
Led by Uday Chib, State president of PYC, the Congress activists assembled near Ploura area of Jammu city and raised slogans in support of their demands.
Talking to reporters, Chib said that Congress has always played vital role for betterment of people of the country in general and Jammu and Kashmir in particular. He said that Congress leadership always rose to the occasion but it is sad that by arresting JKPCC chief GA Mir and Raman Bhalla along with other party senior leaders, the BJP Government has sent a wrong signal among the masses.
He strongly condemned the action of the administration to arrest PCC chief spokesperson Ravinder Sharma along with PCC secretary Neeraj Gupta from the Congress headquarters Jammu when he was about to have media briefing at the party office.
Chib asserted said that the Government is making tall claims that everything in the State is normal. If their claim is true, they must release all mainstream political leaders immediately otherwise their claim shall prove wrong and hollow, he added.
He asserted that the government has no moral right to deprive a citizen of his liberty, even for one moment without the authority of law. “It as an undeclared emergency imposed in the state without any justification,” he said, adding that the government on one hand is claiming total normalcy in the state, but on the other hand detentions are taking place even in Jammu.
Chib asked the Govt to restore statehood to the Jammu and Kashmir so that the people may not feel deprived. He also asked the Government to secure hundred percent government jobs of J&K for the unemployed youth. He also appealed to enact domicile law for Jammu and Kashmir to protect the interests of poor farmers and landowners.
Ricky Dalotra PYC gen secretary and Anirudh Sawhney AYC president Jammu West and Sunny Jatt AYC president Raipur- Domana also spoke on the occasion.