Congress's Taj Blames Jama'at For Shutdowns, Protests In South Kashmir

16 April 2014
Authint Mail
Neyaz Elahi

Srinagar: Reacting to the protests and shutdowns observed by people in Kulgam and Shopian in wake of chief minister Omar Abdullah's visit, senior Congress leader and health minister Taj Mohi-u-Din Wednesday said the activists of Jama'at-e-Islami were responsible for creating trouble in these areas. 'Only those areas observe shutdown where Jama'at-i-Islami is strong and has command over people. All kinds of protests and shutdowns occur in the strongholds of Jama'at-i-Islami,' he said. He said shutdowns and stone-pelting incidents were routine in Kashmir and it has not surprised him. 'The election rallies of both National Conference and Congress in any part of the Valley were successful. There is no dissent found among the workers of the both parties. We are working jointly to ensure the defeat the divisive forces,' he said adding that there was perfect understanding between National Conference and Congress party who were working together for success of all the six Lok Sabha candidates in Jammu and Kashmir.