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Govt created situation where calls of violence against Kashmiris being openly executed: Yechury

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

on Wednesday alleged that the government has "tacitly and overtly" created a situation in which calls of violence against were being given and executed.

In a post, he said the terror attack in Pulwama, in which 40 CRPF personnel lost their lives, was a result of "colossal failure of politics" in the state.

"Instead of fixing responsibility, upholding the basic democratic norm of accountability, we see that the has misused the support given by the political opposition to bring the perpetrators of this heinous terror attack to justice, to hide its failures.

"It has tacitly and overtly created a situation where calls for violence against Kashmiris, who are as much a citizen of as any RSS member, are being openly given and executed. This is shameful, undemocratic and blatantly 'anti-national' from BJP-RSS," he said.

He said there should be accountability and fixing of responsibility for the loss of lives.

"Particularly when the J&K talks of intelligence failure. In 2008, after terror attack, the Union home minister and the chief minister had to resign. The current establishment cannot hide behind the coffins of our martyred jawans," he said in his post.

Yechury claimed that the number of local militants has risen during the tenure of this government and alleged that the number of deaths of both civilians and security forces has also risen during this period.

"In playing petty politics, the has finished all middle ground in and strengthened the militancy. Who is accountable for the mess now? BJP governors speak of boycotts of Will this enable normalcy to return," he asked.

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First Published: Wed, February 20 2019. 20:50 IST