|Early Times Report|
Jammu, Feb 16: Expressing grave concern over killing of soldiers in Kashmir Valley in anti insurgency operations, President of Pradesh Youth Congress (PYC) Pranav Shagotra today said that the PDP-BJP coalition has made security forces as "sitting ducks" in the Valley merely to appease and to keep anti-national elements in good humour for the lust of power.
He also mentioned during the last four days six soldiers including one Major of the Army have attained martyrdom while fighting with terrorists in the Valley.
Addressing a massive protest demonstration organized by the Youth Congress against failures of the State Government, Mr Shagotra said, "After demonetization BJP leaders including Union Government have claimed that this step would break backbone of terrorism but the recent incidents negated all claims of the BJP government.
"Common people are suffering due to demonetization but terrorists and other anti-national elements have no impact of it", Mr Shagotra said, adding, "after demonetization militancy incidents have increased manifold."
PYC president said that soft-separatism policies being propagated by the PDP-BJP government in J&K has encouraged youth of pick up guns because this government has announced a number of incentives for those who were involved in attacking security forces by stones.
PYC further took BJP leadership to task for allowing its coalition partner PDP to brazenly bulldoze Panchayati Raj Institutions in J&K. He added that ongoing delimitation process of Panchayats was also another gimmick of the coalition government to sabotage strengthening of the Panchayati Raj Institutions.
Earlier hundreds of Youth Congress workers were gathered at Exhibition Ground from where they started a protest march towards old City. However their attempt was foiled at Dogra Chowkwhere a large contingent of police stopped the march. Later over a hundreds of Youth Congress activists courted arrest as mark of protest against undemocratic behavior of the coalition government.
Prominent among those who were present on this occasion, Rajvir Singh, Pankaj Basotra,( PYC Gen. Secys.) Balbir Singh, Rajan Sharma,(PYC Secy.) Chetan Wanchoo, Sandeep Singh (PYC Spokespersons ) Th. Hoshiar Singh, Vinay Sharma,(LYC President's) Pankaj Sharma, Zaheer Abbas, Aijaz Choudhary, (LYC Gen. Secys.) Sumit Sharma, Manjit Singh Sarkariya, Lucky Singh, Ramneek Singh, Divyansh Jamwal Jagjyot Singh(LYC Secys.) Jatinder Chib, Ravi Kant, Gurpreet Singh, Amit Syal, Nimrandeep Singh, Kushwant Singh, Kunal Kholi, Aakash Bharat, Dayal Singh, Javid Iqbal, (AYC President's) Mohd. Rafi, Vijay Hiteshi, Wasim Jalal, Vikrant Khajuria, Happy Randava, Sahil Langah, Prateek Singh, Gurvinder Singh Deepu, Arslan Malik,