BJP leader Balbir Punj on Sunday slammed the UPA and the state government JKNC for failing to control the communal tension in Jammu and Kashmir.
As per a statement Punj has also demanded sacking of Sajjad Ahmed Kichloo, the Minister of State for Home for allegedly escalating tensions in the violence hit regions.
In another joint statement by CPI (M) State Secretary Mohammed Yousuf Tarigami and PDF chairman Hakeem Mohammed Yaseem has said, “We feel seriously concerned over the deteriorating situation in Kishtwar and in other areas of Jammu region which led to death of three people and destruction of property. We appeal to the people in general and political social religious organizations and civil society in particular to come forward and act united for restoration of peace and communal harmony in the affected areas.”
They have further appealed to the people that any sort of discord among different sections of society does not augur well with the time tested unity, communal ethos and brotherhood between different communities in the state.
“It is time that, all the secular democratic and enlightened forces must intervene effectively to prevent the situation from getting further deteriorated. We must ensure that communal and divisive forces of all hues do not succeed in dividing our people. The people must remain vigilant and should not allow themselves to get swayed by rumor mongers and provocations of divisive elements amical to peace and tranquility,” reads a statement.
They have also said that administration must act and act firmly against elements desperate to disturb peace and harmony in the region and demanded action against MOS Home S A Kichloo.