Kr. Balwant Bhau
Even after ruling the conflict torn state of Jammu and Kashmir for the maximum time in coalition, the congress party too is finding it difficult to handle the prevailing situation of Kashmir, which has arisen in the aftermath of the killing of HM commander-Burhan Wani.
However, after the collapse of the government to handle the prevailing situation in Kashmir, the congress party, which has experienced more lethal and tense situations in Kashmir since the start of insurgency in early 90s, too has raised hands over the present scenario of the region.
Terming the situation strange, congress spokesperson for Jammu and Kashmir-Ravinder Sharma in an exclusive interaction with JK Newspoint expressed hostility of the situation and said that in the past three decades, he has never seen such dissent of the people on the death of terrorist.
“There are some grave issues behind these protests and the killing of dreaded terrorist Burhan was just a pretext and a catalyst to the simmering anger among the youth in Kashmir,” Sharma said, “At present it would be immature to comment about role of congress in handling this situation, but I have seen such a resentment for the first time and its too difficult to comment on how to handle it.”
Taking dig at the government of losing confidence in the eyes of the people, congress spokesperson said that the people of Kashmir were not happy with this coalition and they were waiting for a moment to outburst their anger. “It happened for the first time that after the killing of a terrorist, situation has gone worst and the government has failed to handle it despite killing of civilian,” he said.
“The people in Kashmir were not happy with BJP-PDP coalition since start, but they were not finding any reason to protest it and today with the killing of Burhan Wani, the seething anger among youth find vent and the situation is in-front of everyone. I have never witnessed such a situation on the death of militant,” said Sharma. When asked about Congress’ response to the prevailing situation if in power, the congress leader said that it is very difficult to handle the prevailing situation and moreover, congress finds this question hypothetical.
It is pertinent to mention here that at least 34 people have died after violence broke out following the death of militant Burhan Wani, 22, who was a popular leader for the group Hizbul Mujahideen. Authorities placed a curfew and restricted phones and the internet to prevent the spread of rumours.