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Jammu Bar Association, Civil Society calls for strike against ‘security threat Rohingyas’

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‘Everybody in Jammu stands for India, unlike people in Kashmir’

Srinagar: Jammu High Court Bar Association (JHCBA) along with Civil Society groups on Sunday called for a strike on Wednesday against the settlement of Rohingyas in Jammu.

JHCBA president BS Slathia said, “We were forced to come on streets because the government has failed. The BJP agrees on everything but does nothing on ground. Rohingyas are a national security threat. Some Kashmiri organisations are supporting them here. Let the government shift these people to Kashmir.”

“There is absolute difference between the psyche of Jammuites and Kashmiris. Everybody in Jammu stands for India, unlike people in Kashmir,” he said.

Slathia cautioned that a “narrative and discourse” was being formed in Jammu which could lead to 2008 Amarnath land row type situation, when people from Jammu blocked the only highway connecting two regions, imposing an economic blockade on Valley for more than two months

While criticising the PDP Government for “maintaining silence” over Rohingiyas refugees, Slathia said that it is due to the blessing of Prime Minister Narendra Modi that Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti is currently holding the chair.


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