National Conference on Saturday took out a protest rally against the PDP BJP government’s continuous failures in catching the culprits behind braid chopping incidents.
The protest rally led by party general Secretary Ali Mohammad Sagar marched out from party headquarters Nawa-e-Subah on Saturday. The rally was intercepted by police near SK Park and was not allowed to move towards city center Lal Chowk.
Addressing the workers the General Secretary said, “The government is in complete knowhow of who the real culprits are but still they continue to maintain silence on this conspiracy. It is they who have to ensure protection of our mothers, sisters and daughters but they have failed miserably to ensure their protection. They are only interested in clinging to their chairs which has been their primary goal ever since they came into power.”
Reminding CM Mehbooba Mufti of the explosive situation Kashmir is in the general secretary said, “It’s not only our party which is on roads all over the valley but others too have joined the movement of reminding this government of its primary responsibility which is to protect the lives and dignity of its people. Every right thinking individual whether it’s the civil society, mainstream opposition leaders or the religious leaders all have spoken against governments inability to tackle such the continuous spree of braid chopping incidents,” adding, “Still nothing concrete has been achieved by the government so far even after 100 incidents of braid chopping. We have been on the forefront of reminding this government but they seem to be on a mute mode.”
Senior party functionaries including Vice President Chowdhary Mohammad Ramzan, Provincial President Nasir Aslam Wani, Treasurer Shammi Oberoi, North Zone President Adv Mohammad Akbar Lone, MLA Iddgah Mubarak Gul, MLC Ali Mohammad Dar, MLA Homshalibugh Ab Majeed Bhat (Larmi), MLC Showkat Ganaie, Provincial Secretary Showkat Ah Mir, District President Srinagar Peer Afaq Ahmad, Provincial Vice President Mohammad Syed Akhoon, Sardar Jagdish Singh Azad, Tanvir Sadiq, Irfan Shah, GR Naz, Dr M Shafi, Haji G M Dar, G N Bhat, YNC Provincial President Salman Ali Sagar, Provincial President Women’s Wing Shameema Firdous, Younus Gul, Ahsan Pardesi, Mushtaq Guroo, Mudassir Shahmiri, Sameer Iqbal Bhat, Sabiya Qadri and others.
“Being the mother of two daughters, it’s really shocking how Mehbooba Mufti continues to ignore the pains and agony of our women folk. She has completely given in to the elements who have wrecked havoc in our society and has so far failed to take necessary measures to contain this explosive situation which has reached to such crescendo that male members are not leaving their homes anymore fearing for the safety of their family members who have been left at the mercy of god in this government,” the leaders said.
Carrying play-cards, NC workers demanded that the government intervene into incidences of braid chopping and immediately bring culprits to book. “This government has proven to be a complete failure on every front and has no right to remain in power.”
The protesters also shouted slogans against what they called “glaring confusion within the different ranks of the government machinery where on one hand police is calling the incidents as mass hysteria while the women’s commissions is saying something else. “It’s time for them to sort out the confusion and do real work on ground rather than confining themselves to issuing rhetoric statements,” the statement adds.