Congress never politicises issues related to national security: Digvijaya Singh

| Updated: Mar 30, 2017 00:44 IST

New Delhi/Varanasi [India], Mar 29 (ANI): After the recent violence in Budgam that witnessed incidents of stone pelting, in which three civilians were killed and 60 security personnel were injured, Congress leader Digvijaya Singh on Wednesday said that the grand old party never politicises any issue related to national security. "When the Congress was in power, it never politicised any issue related to national security or put the lives of others in danger. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who have come to power in Jammu and Kashmir has only been creating a row in the country," Singh told ANI. Resonating similar views, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) leader Indresh Kumar said the Budgam encounter was instigated with the power of ISIS and this needs to be tackled first. "All that took place yesterday was instigated with the power of ISIS. Kashmir is not a developed state so, that is one of the reasons we should take extra care about it, especially of its women and children," Kumar told ANI. According to sources, Pakistan was responsible for the violence in Budgam yesterday, which witnessed an encounter as well as a major incident of stone-pelting in which three civilians were killed and 60 security personnel sustained injuries. The Kashmiri locals are being tormented and brain washed by the separatist leaders of Pakistan and Kashmir and it is the Army and the Paramilitary Force that are protecting and safeguarding the people there, while the Centre and state government are monitoring the situation, the sources added. Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah took to Twitter to express his grief over the death of the civilians, but made no mention of the injured soldiers. The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) also stated that yesterday's encounter was particularly a different one, as they had to fight it on two different levels- against militants and stone pelting locals as well. (ANI)

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