Srinagar, Apr 13: National Conference (NC) on Thursday warned of launching a civil disobedience movement against the government if it failed to act against two ministers who rallied in support of the accused in Asifa rape-and-murder case.
In a statement, an NC spokesman said that the party’s core group met Friday 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.
“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.
Two BJP minister – Choudhary Lal Singh and Chander Prakash Ganga – had participated in a rally organized by Hindu Ekta Manch in support of the accused in the Kathua case.
“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.”