Srinagar, Oct 21: Lashing out State Govt for failing to ensure safety of people especially women in the valley, Congress today lodged a strong protest against State Govt over braid chopping and described the ruling dispensation as complete failure on all counts. The Party while condemning the unabated braid chopping across the valley described it as an attack on the modesty of the women.
Starting from District Kupwara today, The Congress Party workers and leaders led by District President (Kupwara) Haji Farooq Mir submitted Memorandum to His Excellency the Governor Shri. N. N. Vora through Deputy Commissioner Kupwara seeking immediate end to braid chopping and harassment of innocent people.
The Memorandum reads that State Govt has utterly failure to ensure peaceful atmosphere, as a result, people not only in South, but in Central and South Kashmir were living in fear.
The Party also urged upon His Excellency that Govt must take effective measures to ascertain the identity of the culprits for severe punishment, as that the inaction and non-seriousness on the part of Govt has added chaos to the situation.
Addressing party workers, the District President emphasized that Govt must come out in a deep slumber and take effective measures to ensure peaceful atmosphere in the valley, as the Party believes, that braid chopping is a conspiracy against the peace and tranquility in the valley, which must come to an end in the larger interests of peace.
The Similar protest demonstration were held at Shahbad (Dooru) where Congress Party workers from entire Dooru Segment chanted anti Govt Slogans and condemned the attack on the modesty of the women, which is being encouraged by not taking action against the culprits.
The protest demonstration were led by Senior Leaders Ali Mohd Mantoo and Mohd Iqbal Mir.
Addressing the party workers both the leaders stated that Congress Party will not compromise on the safety and security of the people, urges upon Govt to come clean on braid chopping, as people have every right to know as to what steps Govt is taking for their safety.
This is highly unfortunate that Govt has not been able to ascertain the identity of the culprits, which shows how non serious Govt was about the well-being of the people, they added.
They urged upon people to remain vigilant and defeat the anti-social activities aiming to disturb peace in the valley. (KNS)