Continuous use of pellets amounts to betrayal: Azad

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Srinagar :Stating the continuous use of pellets in Kashmir amounts to betrayal, senior Congress leader and Rajya Sabha member Ghulam Nabi Azad today said  it is very sad that the demand made by all party leaders in both houses of Parliament and the demand made by the all party leaders from J-K has been totally neglected.

Addressing a press conference, Azad said the decision to continue use of pellet guns in controlling protests in Kashmir was very upsetting.

“This has made us very upset. At the national level, we were all one when we raised our voice against the use of pellet guns and we were told on the floor of the House that a committee has been constituted and whatever recommendations will come we will implement and we were privately given to understand that the use of pellet guns will not be there,” he said.

Azad said sending an all-party delegation to Kashmir was not an initiative of the government but it was a demand made by the Opposition parties.

“No, I don’t think this was their initiative. They never wanted then we would not have to fight so long. We had to fight it, we had to fight for this all party delegation again and again inside the Parliament and outside the Parliament,” he said. (PTK)

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