BJP making false claims about end of militancy: J&K Congress Chief

JAMMU — Jammu and Kashmir Congress chief Vikar Rasool Wani Saturday alleged the BJP was misleading the public by claiming that normalcy has returned in the Union Territory even as frequent militant attacks continue to kill people and security personnel.

He asked the government to take more effective steps to check the rise of militant activities and ensure the safety of people.

”The people of Jammu and Kashmir want peace and normalcy in a real sense.”

The BJP is making false claims about the end of militancy even as the frequent attacks by militants continue to claim the lives of innocents, including our security jawans,” Wani told reporters here on the sidelines of a function here.

”The rise of militancy and martyrdom of our jawans, especially in the Rajouri-Poonch belt is of grave concern. The government should take more effective measures to bring the situation under control and ensure the safety of innocents,” he said.

He castigated the government for making ”tall claims of normalcy while militant incidents are on the rise and our jawans are sacrificing their lives”.

Besides Wani, the Congress’ Jammu and Kashmir unit working president Raman Bhalla and vice president Ravinder Sharma attended the programme to start the online crowdfunding campaign ”Donate for Desh” for transparent funding for the party on the 138th anniversary of its foundation.

Five soldiers were killed and two injured when heavily armed militants ambushed two Army vehicles in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district on Thursday. — (PTI)