Clashes Break Out As Opposition Protests Against Jammu And Kashmir Govt

17 June 2015

Jammu: Clashes broke out between police and workers of opposition National Conference (NC) in Jammu and Kashmir after the latter launched a massive protest rally against the state government in Jammu district on Tuesday. The rally is part of a series of protests planned by the opposition party, which accuses the state's ruling coalition government led by Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of allegedly going back on pre-poll promises. National Conference leader Devender Singh Rana led the protests against the state government which completed hundred days in power last week. Rana, in his address to the party workers, pledged to continue their 'fight' against the ruling coalition. 'An extensive rally was held earlier in Kashmir. Today, as a continuation of that, we have organised another rally in Jammu. Scores of people have gathered on this occasion. This sends out a message that people are angry with and fed up of the BJP-PDP government. They wish that this government would be thrown out. Our campaign will go on in the entire district and block headquarters in the state,' said Rana on Tuesday. Hundreds of his supporters launched a vociferous protest and held demonstrations condemning the ruling coalition. Addressing the protesters in Srinagar district on June 13, working National Conference chief Omar Abdullah criticised the PDP for failing to provide relief to flood victims of the region.