Srinagar, Apr 17: While strongly condemning the use of force against students, senior CPI (M) leader and MLA Kulgam Mohammad Yousuf Tarigami Monday said the present government has become reckless and wasn’t ready to read the writing on the wall.
In a statement issued to KNS, Tarigami said, “The present dispensation has become reckless and was reluctant to read the writing on the wall. It is share recklessness that on the one hand Chief Minister asks for maximum restraint and on the other hand law enforcing agencies become more aggressive in dealing with the situation. Security forces are freely entering into the education institutions and thrash the students and the staff as it happened today in Kulgam College and several other places thereby harassing and injuring dozens of students. This recklessness is bound to deteriorate the already volatile situation further.”
He warned that more the government delays the dialogue process, more the situation will worsen. “It is high time that the Central and State governments read the writing on the wall as it is only political approach which can defuse the situation. Why is government shying away from dialogue when the matter of the fact is that use of excessive force is only aggravating the situation,” the MLA Kulgam added.
The government should sternly direct the security establishments not to enter into the educational institutions, universities, colleges, etc and excesses committed against the students must be probed and those responsible identified for an appropriate action.
He also expressed serious concern over the killing of unarmed civilians in the Valley. (KNS)