Jammu: 01-02-18: Expressing solidarity with nationalist forces of the country supporting action of Army to fire on stone pelters in its defence, National Secular Forum today strongly protest against the PDP-BJP government headed by Mehbooba Mufti for taking side with the separatists and anti national elements in the valley and lodging FIR against Indian Army .
While addressing a strong protest of National Secular Forum, Dr. Vikas Sharma, Chief, NSF criticized the PDP and BJP parties for moving in diametrically opposite directions with regard to defensive action of Army which had to fire upon the insane stone pelters who were hell bent to lynch the army officer and snatch his service weapon besides damaging army vehicles and seriously injuring other soldiers while on duty.
He said that though state government is run by alliance of PDP and BJP, but on this issue of national importance, state government led by Mehbooba Mufti got the FIR lodged against Army with couple of BJP legislators opposing her action and majority of BJP legislators including its ministers maintained criminal silence to keep PDP in good humour which is absolutely shameful and an act of denigrating Indian Army.
Dr. Vikas castigated both state and centre governments for joining hands together to demoralize the army personnel just to appease the separatists and other anti Indian forces operating in the valley ,thus playing with the sentiments of nationalists who are unitedly standing like rock at the back of Indian Army. He vehemently lashed out at the duel standard of state and Centre governments for releasing thousands of stone pelters from jails few months ago thereby promoting the incidents of stone pelting manifold in the recent past with the latest sordid episode in Shopian District of Kashmir must serve as an eye opener for the BJP government in Delhi.
Calling upon the PM Modi to revisit his Kashmir policy in the overall interests of national minded citizens living in J&K state in particular and those in the country in general so that peaceful and congenital atmosphere is restored before it gets too late. Dr. Vikas demanded immediate withdrawal of FIR against the army and also urged the BJP government to withdraw support from the PDP party and impose Governor Rule to surmount the deteriorating security scenario in the state without further delay. Among those who were present in the Protest included, Dr Sukhdev Singh, Papinder Singh, Manmohan Singh, Rahul Sharma, Pardeep Sharma, Ishtiaq Naik, Anshu Sharma, Sachin, Deepak Khajuria, Mohit Singh, Vipul, Neeraj, and others.