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NC decries BJP minister's remark on using bullets in Valley

Press Trust of India  |  Srinagar 

Opposition (NC) today condemned the controversial statement of minister in Chander Prakash Ganga where he reportedly advocated use of bullets against protesters in the Valley.

The NC and Youth workers took out a protest march from party headquarters at Zero Bridge and burnt an effigy of Ganga outside TRC here.

The protest rally was led by party's district unit president Peer Afaq and Youth NC provincial president Salman Ali Sagar.

The NC workers tried to march towards commercial hub of Lal Chowk but were interrupted by a heavy contingent of police.

Such use of terminology by a responsible minister in the Mehbooba Mufti-led is very unfortunate and reeks of the communal mindset prevalent among those who are supposed to be guardians of the society, NC said in a statement after the protest.

Youth NC leader Salman Sagar, demanding Ganga's resignation, said it is highly shameful that no one from the or from PDP has spoken against such rabid comments.

"It shows the seriousness and the priorities of this government," he said.

"The whole Valley is going through a very volatile phase. Instead of deescalating the situation, every effort is being made to escalate the situation in Kashmir," he alleged.

This is condemnable and will be resisted peacefully, he added.

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First Published: Thu, April 20 2017. 22:42 IST