NC leaders detained; PDP-BJP Govt’s failures highlighted
Jammu, Nov 06: Scores of National Conference workers, including senior functionaries, were on Monday detained, as the protest rally taken out from Sher-e-Kashmir Bhavan taken out to protest against the failure of PDP-BJP government, reached in the periphery of Civil Secretariat on the opening day of bi-ennial Durbar Move.
Led by senior leaders, the protesters carried National Conference flags and placards, listing the failures of the government, with focus of anti-youth policies, price rise, lack of development, poor status of utility services and growing tendency of throttling the voices of dissent. They raised slogans against the PDP-BJP duo for bringing the state to such a morass, exit from which appears to be difficult.
Prominent among those detained included Provincial President Devender Singh Rana besides senior leaders Surjeet Singh Slathia, Ajay Kumar Sadhotra, Syed Mushtaq Ahmed Shah Bukhari, Dr. Kamal Arora, Th Kashmira Singh, Th Rachpal Singh, Ajaz Jan, Bimla Luthra, Haji Mohammad Hussain, Depender Kour, Sheikh Bashir Ahmed, Ch Haroon, Vijay Laxmi Dutta, Babu Ram Pal, Dharamveer Singh Jamwal, Ramesh Motan, Satwant Kour Dogra, Chander Mohan Sharma, Anil Dhar, Gurdeep Singh Sassan, Ayub Malik, Surinder Singh Bunty, K.D Singh Jamwal, Ch. Rehmat Ali, Ashok Singh Manhas, Abdul Gani Teli, Vijay Lochan, Pt. Rameshwar Dutt, Mohinder Singh, Dilshad Begum, Rashida Begum, Pardeep Bali, Dr. Shamshad Shan, Sarab Singh Nag, Sandeep Singh, Rakesh Singh, Sagar Chand Ram Parshotam , Rajesh Bakshi, Sham Narayan Mehta, Rohit Bali, Rohit Kerni, Mohd Shakeel and others.
They were taken to Police Lines and released after some time.
Before starting for the Civil Secretariat, the senior leaders expressed anguish over the failure of the government on all fronts, as a result of which people were forced to grapple with numerous problems. They said the present dispensation is suffering from developmental inertia and the utility services had gone hugely impacted. (KNS)