Punjab & Region

Modi govt completely failed to protect minorities in Kashmir: Harpal Singh Cheema

The Fact News Service
Chandigarh, October 8

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Punjab condemned the targeting killings of two school teachers of the minority community in Jammu and Kashmir, terming it deeply distressing. In a statement issued from the party headquarters here on Friday, senior leader of the AAP and Leader of Opposition, Harpal Singh Cheema expressed condolences with the families of the victims and said that incidents of violence were increasing in Kashmir and the Narendra Modi-led central government has completely failed to provide security to the people.

Lashing out at the Modi government, Harpal Singh Cheema said, “There have been seven targeted killings of civilians in the last five days. The central government has completely failed to protect the minorities in Jammu and Kashmir. The government, which once claimed to bring peace to Kashmir with abrogation of Article 370 and demonetisation, has failed to curb terrorism and are now silent on the deaths of the civilians.” He said that Narendra Modi, who falsely claims to be a nationalist PM, should resign immediately.

“Occurrence of terror activities in recent days is a matter of very serious concern. The central government should take it seriously and give a befitting reply to terrorism ensuring security of Jammu and Kashmir, the country and its people,” opined Cheema. He said an attempt was being made to create a sense of fear amongst the minority communities besides encouraging communal strife in the valley. Cheema urged the central government to strengthen security arrangements in Kashmir in regard to the killings that occurred in the last few days.

Harpal Singh Cheema demanded to make the security of the minorities reliable in Jammu and Kashmir. He further said that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has not only failed to maintain peace in Kashmir; but is leaving no stone unturned to sow the seeds of hatred in the name of religion, caste and regionalism in other states of the country. Cheema appealed to all the countrymen to maintain harmony and give a befitting reply to the forces spreading hatred and terror.

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