Enraged over the fast deteriorating situation in J&K and failure of state govt. to restore law and order, scores of JKNPP activists today led by Harsh Dev Singh Chairman and Former Minister, Balwant Singh Mankotia State President and Yash Paul Kundal State President Young Panthers held a massive demonstration at Jantar Mantar, New Delhi seeking imposition of Governor Rule in the State. The Panthers activists look out a procession and proceeded towards Parliament House but were stopped by the Police and restrained from proceeding further. The angry protestors raised slogans against state and central govt. and were addressed by several senior leaders of the party.

Expressing serious concern over the breakdown of Administrative and constitutional machinery in the State and attacks on Amar Nath Ji pilgrims, as well as police stations and security forces, Mr. Harsh Dev Singh said that the prevailing situation in the state called for imposition of Governor rule under Section 92 of the Constitution of the state.

Addressing the media persons, Mr. Harsh Dev Singh lampooned the govt. for having failed to respond appropriately to the situation created in the wake of killing of Hizb Commander and the resultant turbulence witnessed in the Valley. He regretted that with over 40 people killed, more than 4000 injured and religious pilgrimage being assaulted, it was virtually a case of anarchy and lawlessness prevailing in Kashmir with no signs of government on the ground. He said that the Ministers who ought to have come out of their hiding and made themselves available to the civil society had deliriously shun their responsibility thus allowing the situation to further deteriorate.

Alleging total collapse of law and order with administration having lost control over the fast deteriorating situation, Mr. Harsh Dev Singh said that the separatists, subversives and anti nationals had virtually taken control of the situation with repeated calls for extensions of violent protests. He said that most alarming was the disarming of the security personnel who were ordered by the BJP-PDP govt. not to use force despite the gravest provocations of the saboteurs or in spite of the violent attacks by them. He said that while use of disproportionate force was always condemnable, the security personnel could not be made fodder to highly violent and aggressive felons and could not be deprived of the right to self defense. He cautioned that the fast deteriorating situation had the potential to revert back to early nineties and said that the unholy alliance between the BJP and PDP was squarely responsible for the same.

Mr. Balwant Singh Mankotia, while holding the appeasement Policy pursued by the incumbent govt. responsible for the prevalent crisis, Mr. Singh said that the govt. had taken several unsavoury decisions at the behest of separatists and others anti national forces which had emboldened such elements. He said that the decision taken for release of 634 stone-pelters reportedly linked to ISI and other terror outfits, consent for opening of Nepal route for return of militants, vacation of land from Army, refusal of Abhinav Gupt Yatra, denial of Sainik Colonies and KP Townships were all under the explicit dictates of separatists thus encouraging them to intensify their fissiparous tendencies. He said that non initiation of action against those waiving Pak flags and ISIS flags and showing disrespect to Indian Flag had emboldened the felons besides dampening morale of security forces.

Mr. Yash Paul Kundal regretted that the tale piece of the sordid state of affairs was the full support of the BJP to the Kashmir centric leadership in the highly egregious decisions which in effect amounted to compromising the national honour and security for the lust of power. While ridiculing the tall slogans of ‘zero tolerance’ against anti nationals given by BJP, he regretted that the saffron leaders had in fact displayed infinite tolerance only to retain the role of junior partner in the PDP govt. He said that it was high time that union govt. and state Governor acted to save the state from ruin and disaster.

Prominent among those who spoke on the occasion included Sardar Paramjit Singh Marshall, Mr. Gagan Pratap Singh, Mr. Naresh Kumar Sharma, Mr. Balbir Singh, Mr. Sudesh Gogi, Mr. Udayveer, Delhi Pradesh President, Mr. Rajiv Jolly Khosla, Romesh Khajuria, Ajit Singh, Ajay Raj, Swami Omji besides others.