‘Party would launch a civil disobedience movement if two erring ministers are not sacked’

Srinagar: National Conference on Friday said that the party would consider launching a civil disobedience movement against the State Government if it fails to act against the ministers who rallied in support of the accused in the Kathua rape and murder case.

In a statement, an NC spokesman said that the party’s core group met in which it was resolved that the party will not cooperate with the State Government until and unless the two erring Cabinet Ministers are sacked for their “unacceptable, abhorrent and criminal behavior in the light of this tragedy and its politicization.”

During the meeting held under the chairmanship of president Farooq Abdullah at Nawa-e-Subh complex, he said, the core group also expressed solidarity with the victim’s family.

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“The Core Group discussed in detail the insensitive handling of the horrific Kathua rape and murder case by the State Government and also expressed disappointment at the failure of the Chief Minister to act against two Cabinet Ministers who openly rallied support to divisive groups out to subvert the investigation and shield the accused,” he said.

He said the core group resolved the party would consider launching a civil disobedience movement against the State Government if it fails to act against the ministers.

“The Core Group also expressed serious concern over the unabated civilian killings in Kashmir and said the Government had failed to protect the lives of innocent civilians by abdicating its basic moral and legal responsibilities,” he said.

The core group, according to the spokesman, said the deteriorating law and order situation in the state was a matter of grave concern and reflected the continued adverse implications of the ruling dispensation’s “opportunism and anti-people policies.”

While addressing a rally in support of the accused in Kathua, Chander Prakash Ganga, industries minister and Choudhry Lal Singh, forest minister, had made provocative speeches in their address.

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