Hakim Yasin condemns use of force on Muharram procession


Srinagar: Peoples Democratic Front (PDF) president and MLA Khansahib Hakim Mohammad Yasin today termed the prevailing situation in J&K as alarming and asked the ruling PDP to think over its alliance with the BJP.

In a press statement he said, “Peaceful mourners were ruthlessly beaten up in Srinagar on Wednesday while in Jammu rightwing Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) took out a rally brandishing swords and 12 bore guns without any permission from the administration.”

“But instead of taking action against these forces who are vitiating the peaceful atmosphere in the state, government used force against peaceful Muharram mourners,” Hakim Yasin rued.

Asking the ruling PDP to reconsider its decision to remain in power in alliance with the BJP, the PDF chief said, “When the stalwart leaders of PDP are saying the party should reconsider its alliance with the BJP that means situation is turning worse.

We had cautioned the PDP leadership before and after election about entering into an alliance with the BJP. We tried to form the secular government, but PDP leadership who had promised the voters to keep the BJP away from the power, themselves entered into an alliance with the rightwing party.”

“There is still time with PDP to think about its alliance with the BJP,” he said.

Asking the government to take strict action against these elements who are trying spread communal hatred in the state and who consider themselves above law, the MLA Khansahib said, “The peace had been yielded in Kashmir after lot of efforts, but such incident can trigger a situation which can’t be brought under control.”

He also termed the situation in south Kashmir as alarming. “The restrictions and strike in Anantnag and its adjoining areas continued for sixth day today which is alarming,” Hakim Yasin added.

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