JAMMU: Expressing deep anguish and sorrow over the killing of innocent people in shelling by Pakistan along the Line of Control, the Opposition National Conference has described it as "inhuman" and "unpardonable act".
"We Express deep anguish and sorrow over killing of six civilians in shelling by Pakistan troops on Civilian population along LoC in Poonch. It as inhuman and unpardonable act," Provincial president of National Conference Devender Singh Rana said late last night.
While visiting the injured at Government Medical College here, Rana said, "the crime of targeting young school children celebrating Independence Day cannot be condoned by the civilized world".
He said that the continuous shelling from across the border in recent weeks has "terrified" the people and created panic along the International Border and LoC from Poonch to Kathua.
"The Rajouri-Poonch belt has been most affected", he said at the Hospital Complex while regretting over the indifferent attitude of the governments at Centre and in the state towards the suffering dwellers.
He also asked why the people have not been shifted to safer areas keeping in view ever growing shelling.
"Why doesn't BJP at the Centre or in the State even speak a word about the miserable condition of people or take measures to save them from the situation", he said adding "how long shall this continue".
He also referred to the recent three-day visit of National Conference President Farooq Abdullah to the border belt and a remote village amid shelling.
Reiterating the party's stand on "engaging" Pakistan in a meaningful dialogue to end border skirmishes, Rana said that whenever borders hot up, it is the people of Jammu and Kashmir who remained at the receiving end.
Rana also alleged that the BJP was so much intoxicated with power that none of its ministers or leaders found it prudent to visit the suffering people and take necessary measures to shift them to safer areas.