NC, Cong Slam Govt On RSS Armed March In Jammu

24 October 2015
Rising Kashmir

Srinagar: The opposition parties National Conference and Congress Saturday slammed government on RSS's armed march in Jammu on Thursday. National Conference NC General Secretary Ali Mohammad Sagar termed the heavily armed march taken out by RSS through Jammu city as a dangerous manifestation of Mufti Sayeed's sell-out to the BJP. 'Such brazen display of armed aggression in the heart of Jammu was clearly aimed to intimidate and sow seeds of discord and animosity in the State,' he said adding procession was taken out with tacit approval of CM and his party, PDP. Criticising CM, Sagar said, 'While he gave permission to RSS to hold a heavily armed procession through the heart of Jammu City, he as Home Minister of the State ordered batons to be unleashed on Shia mourners in Valley and protesters in South Kashmir, who were anguished at death of 18-year-old trucker Zahid in October 9 petrol bomb attack in Udhampur.' 'The hypocrisy of PDP is now an open secret and is further adding to the sense of alienation and isolation in the Valley - which is extremely unfortunate', the NC General Secretary said. He said atmosphere of insecurity and uncertainty in the State is worsening as CM is busy in extending all possible support to the RSS in furthering their agenda of divisiveness in J&K. The NC General Secretary said the heavily armed RSS procession through Jammu City could be taken as an overt, open threat to religious minorities in the city. 'Rather than protecting the secular credentials of the State, PDP-BJP government is trying to polarize the State on religious and regional lines on the directions of the RSS,' he said adding such tactics can wreak havoc with the State. 'Despite understanding the grim implications of such nefarious plans, Mufti's appeasement of the RSS is tragic to say the least', added Sagar. RSS activists had taken out a march in Jammu city on Dussehra on Thursday. They had brandished 12-bore guns and swords during the procession. State Congress chief Ghulam Ahmad Mir alleged that on directions of Chief Minister Mufti Muhammad Sayeed, the civil and police administration neither acted against the RSS activists nor commented on the issue. 'Mufti has kept his promise that it had made to RSS people that he will give them free hand in Jammu and Kashmir after assuming power in the State,' he said adding Mufti is busy in appeasing RSS bosses. Mir alleged that Mufti has opened doors for RSS activists in Jammu and soon he will follow the suit in Kashmir too. 'It is strange that RSS activists carrying guns and swords and raising provocative slogans were let go and no action was initiated against them,' he said.