‘Leave Acid Victim To Us, Take Care Of Forces Victim’

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SRINAGAR: The opposition PDP told the government off sharply on Saturday over treatment for Srinagar’s acid attack victim, asking it to fund the medical assistance to the critically injured victim of tear gas shelling in Pulwama instead.

Reiterating her party’s commitment to bear all treatment expenses of the Parraypora acid attack victim, the PDP president, Mehbooba Mufti  said that the state government should bear the expenses of the youth injured after being hit by a teargas shell in Pulwama.

Mehbooba was addressing party activists at a rally from the party office near the Sher-e-Kashmir Park.

Rally comprising of several hundred activists culminated at Residency Road where  police dispersed them with a mild lathi charge.

Speaking to reporters Mehbooba said that the killing of 120 civilians and filing criminal cases against the protesting youth of Kashmir was the only ‘performance’ of Omar Abdullah led regime. She said that poor and deserving candidates were being denied job opportunities in government departments while back door entries for their kith and kin were going on.

“We (PDP) have offered and communicated the assistance to the acid attack victim and we’ll do that. Government should bear the expenses of injured youth of Pulwama who was hit by teargas shell”, said Mehbooba Mufti.

“Omar Sahab had promised reduction in LPG prices but he failed on his promise and instead the price was enhanced. Backdoor entries are open in government job appointments while more than 5000 officers’ service term is being extended.

She said on the one hand the NC government was celebrating the birthday bash with huge govt funds but has increased the power tariff four times in the last four years while the supply of electricity was almost nil.

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