August 10, 2019

Idea of democratic, secular India in peril in J&K, ‘lift siege, release all political leaders’ : NC tells Govt

National Conference

Jammu/Aug,10: National Conference after a meeting of party leaders on Saturday in Jammu reiterated its demand of lifting siege over Jammu and Kashmir and sought immediate release of the party leaders including President Dr Farooq Abdullah and Vice President Omar Abdullah from continued detention after robbing of the special entity of the state.

“The idea of secular and democratic India is in peril in this part of the country which is undergoing most traumatic phase of its history”, the senior leaders said in a resolution adopted at a meeting at S K Bhavan here Saturdayafternoon.
The leaders expressed anguish over detention of hundreds of National Conference leaders in the Valley, Jammu region and Ladakh, saying this is chilling and unprecedented. The prevailing situation is worse than the 1975 emergency with tragic difference of Jammu and Kashmir losing its identity and stature. The dejected people, irrespective of region and religion, are feeling deprived of their existence in the wake of harsh measures unleashed by the BJP. History will remember these as Himalayan blunders, they said, adding that muzzling the voice of voice of people is a blot on the largest democracy of the world.
The National Conference leaders sought immediate release of the political leaders of all hues, especially in view of ensuing Eid and called for lifting the siege in the dumb struck state.

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