New Delhi: With the situation in Jammu and Kashmir being tense, the Congress hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for tweeting “about his travels” and “playing the drums” instead of focusing on the situation back home. “Kashmir is burning and our Prime Minister prefers to tweet about his travels and play the drums”, Congress said on 11th July, 2016, taking potshots at PM Narendra Modi who was on a 4-nation official visit of Africa. “Kashmir is burning. 21 people have died. Security forces are being attacked daily. AmarnathYatra suspended and Modiji is playing the drums. At least wake up now”, he said in another tweet in Hindi.
He also reminded the Prime Minister that the PDP-BJP government in the state is unable to handle the situation and he should not throw Jammu and Kashmir in the “shadow of the gun” to ensure that the peace process remained unaffected. At the Congress briefing, party spokesman AbhishekSinghvi attacked Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for deploring India for “excessive” force against civilians in the Valley while expressing “deep shock” over the killing of HizbulMujahideen commander BurhanWani.
“We would urge the government to show maturity in handling the situation. The government, the NDA Government in the centre and the BJP-PDP alliance Government in the State, have to remember that they inherited a peaceful valley from the UPA Government. It was their duty to take this process forward”, the party said in a commentary on its website.
Congress President, Smt. Sonia Gandhi, Appeals for peace in Jammu and Kashmir Congress president Smt. Sonia Gandhi has expressed deep anguish at the loss of innocent lives in the senseless violence in parts of J&K in past few days. She said that, “there can be no compromise on matters relating to National Security. Terrorism must be dealt with firmly. Even so, the death of so many of our citizens and attack on security forces is very painful. The political process has made many gains in J&K particularly over the last two decades and these must not get lost. I appeal to my brothers and sisters in the Valley
to allow political parties to find durable and enduring ways of fulfilling their aspirations meaningfully in a peaceful and democratic manner”.
Gains Made By Us in Kashmir Have Been Lost By Modi Government: Rahul Gandhi The gains made by the previous Congress-led UPA government have been nullified by the “fatalistic policies” of the Modi government, Shri Rahul Gandhi said in New Delhi on the night of 11th July, 2016. Speaking at an Eid Milan reception hosted by JamiatUlemae- Hind chief MaulanaAsadMadni, Congress Vice President Shri Rahul Gandhi said that mishandling the situation in the
Kashmir Valley had led to political turmoil.
Shri Rahul Gandhi said that when Dr. Manmohan Singh was the prime minister, he focused on Jammu and Kashmir and after years of toil “we succeeded in restoring peace and normalcy in the militancy-hit state”. However, all the gains made in the state were wasted by the Modi government by handling the situation in a most casual manner, he alleged.
Shri Rahul Gandhi Gandhi said he voiced his concern to Finance Minister Shri ArunJ aitley about growing unrest in the Kashmir Valley when he met him regarding the GST bill a few months ago.But Shri Jaitley was “dismissive of my views and claimed that the situation is well under control. I kept mum after his observations”. When Dr.Manmohan Singh passed on the baton to PM Modi in May 2014, the situation in Jammu and Kashmir was quite normal, Shri Rahul Gandhi said.
Leader of Oppostion in Rajya Sabha Shri Ghulam NabiAzad condoles the loss of lives in the Valley Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha and All India Congress Committee, General Secretary Shri GhulamNabi Azad has expressed profound grief and sorrow over the untimely death of more than 19 people during the violence in various parts of the Kashmir Valley and has also expressed his heartfelt condolences to the members of the bereaved family in this hour of grief. Mr. Azad has also expressed deep concern on the deteriorating law and order situation in the valley in which irreparable collateral damage has taken place. He further said that, the need of the hour is to ensure that the law and order is restored at the earliest without any further loss of lives. Shri Azad also wished speedy recovery of those more than 200 civilians and security personnel, who were injured during the violence.