Government Failed to Control Militancy, Ceasefire Violations: Azad

Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad expressed concerns over the spurt in militancy incidents and worst ever ceasefire violations by Pakistan.

Published: 18th August 2015 08:37 PM  |   Last Updated: 18th August 2015 08:38 PM   |  A+A-

Ghulam Nabi Azad
By PTI

JAMMU: Congress today attacked the Centre and the PDP-BJP coalition in the state for rise in terror attacks in Jammu and Kashmir and ceasefire violations by Pakistan along the border areas saying the governments have failed to control these incidents.

Addressing series of meetings in Doda district, Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad expressed concerns over the spurt in militancy incidents and worst ever ceasefire violations by Pakistan.

"Narendra Modi-led government at the Centre has failed to control these incidents," Azad said.

He said incidents of terrorism and ceasefire violations along the International Border (IB) and Line of Control (LoC) by Pakistan have increased manifold in the recent months.

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The number of militancy related incidents have taken place in the past several months with reports of fresh recruitment of youth in the militant ranks which is a matter great concern, Azad said, adding that, the government has failed to take necessary measures and provide adequate relief to the victims of firing.

Azad also attacked Prime Minister Narinder Modi saying he preferred to remain silent on the killings of innocent civilians by Pakistan on Independence Day, and failed to give a strong message to the neighbouring country.

Pakistan has indulged in unprovoked firing, targeting civilian population and supporting terrorism, he said, while BJP government was desperate to hold NSA level talks with that nation.

Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha said BJP government was "totally confused" on its policy towards Pakistan, as during the UPA regime the party leadership use to oppose talks with that country on the plea that the talks and terror can not go together.

Strongly condemning Pakistan for the killing of innocent civilians on the border, Azad said Pakistan was indulging in un-Islamic acts and it shows the signs of frustration and cowardice.

Azad said Pakistan was indulging in such activities to divert the attention of its people from numerous internal problems faced by that country.

The Congress leader asserted Pakistan would never succeed in its nefarious designs in the state and it should concentrate in resolving its own crises.

Addressing the gatherings, JKPCC President Gulam Ahmed Mir accused the PDP-BJP government of failure to contain the activities of militants and of failing on all fronts and creating an atmosphere of uncertainty in the state.

Mir said the recent spurt in militant incidents in the state and infiltration from Pakistan has created an atmosphere of fear and uncertainty among the people.

He said atmosphere of peace and tranquility has been vitiated which was achieved after great struggle and sacrifices of the people and a security forces.

Blaming the Mufti Mohd Sayeed government and the Centre for its wrong policies leading to worsening of the overall situation, he said, it was a cause of great concerns for all peace loving people of the state who wanted peace to prevail for overall economic growth and progress.

The present coalition of "opportunist forces" has widened the gap between the regions instead of bridging the same because of their inherent contradictions, Mir said.

He alleged that the government was working with vested political interests and failed to initiate any developmental activities and the much needed relief and rehabilitation measures for the flood- and rain-affected people.

JKPCC Chief strongly condemned the record number of cease fire violation on the borders resulting into casualties of innocent civilians and making the life of all border residents miserable.

Since the Modi government took over the record number of ceasefire violations have taken place in the state which reflects the hollowness of its policy, Mir said.

He expressed deep shock over the loss of lives in the border firing and militancy incidents and demanded adequate relief to the affected families, besides taking effective measures to deal with the situation.

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