Nowshera remains shut, case registered for raising pro-Pak slogans

Nowshera remains shut, case registered for raising pro-Pak slogans
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Jammu, Mar 9: The Nowshera town of bordering Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir on Friday observed shutdown over demand of appointing separate Additional Deputy Commissioner while police have registered a case against some persons for raising pro-Pak slogans during the protest.
The locals have been demanding appointment of separate ADC for Nowshera town after one of the ADCs was appointed for Kotranka area in Rajouri without holding a cabinet meeting.
Meanwhile Minister for Health Bali Bhagat on Thursday after meeting the chief minister Mehbooba Mufti said that two ADCs will be appointed in the Rajouri district who will look after two tehsils each on weekly rotational basis.
One ADC will look after Kotranka and Kalakote areas weekly on rotational basis and similar exercise will be done for Nowshera and Sunderbani areas, said the Minister.
However, expressing resentment over non-appointment of ADC exclusively for Nowshera town, the locals on Friday staged protest amid shutdown.
They also raised pro-Pakistan slogans alleging that when their voice is not listened and grievances are not to be addressed then it is better to go to Pakistan.
The protestors further raised anti-BJP slogans and lashed out at the BJP MLA from Nowshera for failing in getting their demand fulfilled.
“Chief Minister Mehboooba Mufti headed PDP is pro-Pakistan and BJP has surrendered before the ruling party at the cost of peoples interest of Jammu region,” alleged the protestors.
They said that BJP ministers and MLAs have no say in the PDP headed government in the state.
Meanwhile police said, “the shutdown is continue and we have identified the persons who raised the pro-Pakistan slogans while a case has been registered in this context.”
The protestors also said that they did not raise the slogans out of their choice but the failure of BJP forced them to do so.
BJP MLA from Nowshera Ravinder Raina on Thursday had slammed the government for previously appointing ADC only in Kotranka area without cabinet meeting.
“I am hurt and depressed with the decision. The government should have either clubbed all the four areas and announced a district or should have appointed ADCs in all the tehsils,” said Raina.
He however, also rued the decision of appointment of ADCs on rotational basis saying that the slogan of Prime Minister Narendra Modi ‘sab ka saath, sab ka vikas’ has been shattered by the government.