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Kashmir unrest: Congress taunts 'incompetency' of Centre, J-K Govt.

Updated: Jul 18, 2016 13:52 IST

New Delhi, July 18 (ANI): Blaming the incompetency of the Centre and the Jammu and Kashmir Government for the present unrest in the valley, the Congress Party today said the communal approach of the BJP has created a sense of alienation among the people in the state. Expressing grave concern over the present state of affairs in the Kashmir Valley, Congress leader Sandeep Dikshit said the people are misguided by a few separatists. "What is happening in the Kashmir Valley is very saddening, a result of completely incompetent Government of India and the state government. Whenever there is a political vacuum, obviously these kinds of separatist tendencies will play this kind of muddy game and that is what they are doing," Dikshit told ANI. "The failure of Narendra Modi and the Chief Minister of Kashmir to continue to win over the hearts of the people of Jammu and Kashmir and this situation is a sorry mess," he added. The Congress leader alleged that the incumbent government in Jammu and Kashmir thinks only about the Hindus, adding this has brought in a sense of alienation in the people there. "The BJP leaders are completely communal and for them there is no Kashmir, but only Jammu. So, they live in a very bigoted atmosphere and this has created a sense of alienation in the people of Kashmir. What is happening actually in the last two years is that there is a government that is doing nothing. So, there is alienation in the valley with regard to development and welfare works," he added. Pronouncing Kashmir as the integral part of India, he said the state has been largely peaceful especially in the last 10-15 years because of the development that has taken place there. "Kashmir after its integration into India gradually over time became part of India, but now there are few separatists who may be 4,000-5,000 in number excite others," he said. The incidents of violence continue to crop up despite the Centre and Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti urging the people to maintain calm and cooperate with the state government to restore peace in the valley. The incidents of violence continue to crop up despite the Centre and Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti urging the people to maintain calm and cooperate with the state government to restore peace in the valley. After Burhan's death, Kashmir is on boil and about 40 people have been killed and over 3000 including 1600 civilians injured in clashes between youth and security men during protests. Curfew imposed in the valley in wake of the protest continued today for tenth consecutive day. The life in the Valley remained paralysed after Burhan's killing, due to strike called by the separatists and curfew-like restrictions imposed by the authorities. (ANI)

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