Jammu & Kashmir

Militancy alive in JK despite abrogation of Article 370: Former CM of MP

Armed forces personnel stands deployed in Srinagar's Lal chowk. [FPK File Photo/Zainab]

Jammu: militancy is alive in Jammu and Kashmir despite the abrogation of Article 370, senior Congress leader Digvijay Singh said.

Singh said the recent attacks including the one at Dhangri village in Rajouri district are worrisome, PTI reported.

The former Madhya Pradesh chief minister made the remarks after visiting attack victims at the Government Medical College Hospital here. Singh was accompanied by senior party leader Jairam Ramesh and J&K Pradesh Congress Committee chief spokesperson Ravinder Sharma.

“First of all, we condemn the terror attacks in Dhangri in Rajouri and Narwal in Jammu. The situation in J&K is not what is being propagated after the abrogation of Article 370. Targeted and selective killings and bomb blasts have started once again,” Singh told reporters.

While seven persons belonging to a particular community were killed in attacks in Dhangri village of Rajouri on January 1 and 2, twin blasts at Narwal in the outskirts of Jammu left nine persons injured on Saturday.

“One of the survivors from the Dhangri attack has become disabled for life and the government has provided him Rs 1 lakh. We want a permanent rehabilitation policy for such victims so that they can live their life without being dependent on anyone,” Singh said.

“We do not want any political mileage out of these worrisome incidents but we cannot ignore one thing that militancy is still alive in J&K even after the abrogation of Article 370,” he said.


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