BJP appeals for unity to pacify fragile situation in J-K

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

New Delhi, July 10 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Hina Bhat on Sunday countered the Congress' allegations in wake of the deteriorating law and order situation in the valley and said everybody must come on board to pacify the situation instead of giving hype to the opposition's charges. Taking a jibe at the Congress, Bhatt said the nation is at the moment least interested to know about the allegations of the grand old party. "The situation is very fragile, very sensitive in the state.we are only concerned about the peace so that no more deaths are there in Kashmir. So, I don't want to give hype to the Congress Party or any other allegations. Right now, everybody should get together and pacify the situation and get thing under control," Bhat told ANI here. "When such thing happens, imposition of curfew is a must. And through Facebook, WhatsApp, they try to communicate with each other to carry forward the protest. So, it is important to bring the situation under control," she added. Talking about the Amarnath Yatra, the BJP leader said that it has been suspended for the time being due to security concerns. "It is better if we hold on the yatra for the safety of the people both from the state or those coming from outside the state," she said. Appealing for peace and harmony in Jammu and Kashmir, the Congress yesterday said that it was the responsibility of the Centre and the PDP-BJP coalition government in the state to ensure law and order. The Congress also blamed the PDP-BJP coalition government in the state for all "wrong decisions that may have adverse consequences in the long-term". "To the youth or the elderly people of Jammu and Kashmir, we will convey the message that violence is not the solution to any problem. Peace, harmony and brotherhood are the only answers," Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said. Meanwhile, the death toll in the clashes between security forces and protestors has reached eleven as three more civilians from south Kashmir succumbed to injuries. Earlier, eight civilians were killed in the clashes in south Kashmir, a day after Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani and his two associates were killed in an encounter in Anantnag. More than hundred protesters have also been injured in the clashes across Kashmir Valley. Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has said the Centre is working with the state government to bring normalcy in the valley. In a tweet, he appealed to the people to remain calm and maintain peace. The mobile internet and train services are suspended in the valley. Amarnath Yatra remains temporarily suspended and around ten thousand pilgrims are reportedly stranded at Jammu. The CBSE has postponed the UGC-NET exam scheduled for today in Srinagar. (ANI)