Addressing a press conference at party hqrs. on Wednesday, Dr. Jitendra Singh said that incidents of Kishtwar over the last three days have sent out a dangerous message and the minority community is feeling insecure inspite of its staunch nationalist leanings while those hurling pro-Pakistan slogans are holding the town to ransom. He said even though no offender should be allowed to go scot free, it is against the rule of justice that on the one hand the coalition government is granting general amnesty and offering employment to former militants and youth returning from Pakistan, while on the other hand administration is said to be planning slap Public Safety Act (PSA) on minority community youth of Kishtwar for an unsubstantiated and relatively less serious offence.
Dr. Jitendra Singh said it is a strange paradox that while NC and Congress leaders accuse the BJP of being communal, it is they themselves who are responsible for encouraging communal elements. He said the district BJP unit of Kishtwar and party’s State Secretary Sunil Sharma have played a highly appreciable role in restraining the minority community despite worst provocation and pacifying them from reacting to anti-religious and communal utterances by anti-national activists.
BJP State Press Secretary Balbir Rattan was also present in the press conference.