Taking cognizance of Congress manifesto, Brig Anil Gupta, State Spokesperson of Bharatiya Janata Party has accused Congress of always been soft on terrorists and pro-separatists in order to appease its ‘vote bank’.
Elaborating further Brig Gupta said that the Congress manifesto has unveiled the blueprint to assist NC-PDP “Break India” Plan. Despite being a national party, Congress is playing a second fiddle to these regional parties for the sake of its political survival. It appears that the chapter on J&K has been drafted by the NC-PDP combine and dictated by Hurriyat.
NC-PDP-Congress combine has always been pro-separatist. Despite grave provocations and anti-national rhetoric by the Hurriyat leadership, they were never reined in and instead were endowed with political and economic benefits at the expense of loyal and faithful citizens, accused Brig Gupta. The terrorists housed in various jails in Kashmir were leading luxurious lives under their patronage. Omar Abdullah led NC-Congress government of which the present Jammu-Poonch candidate was a member did great disservice to national interest by allowing the Pak trained terrorists to return with families via Nepal (illegal entry) and letting them settle down in Kashmir. As per the Return & Rehabilitation Policy of surrendered terrorists issued by Abdullah government only entry through four designated points was permitted and Nepal was not included in that. Many of these surrendered terrorists were recycled thus giving boost to local militancy, stated Brig Gupta.
The involvement of the Congress leader in illegal settlement of Rohingyas and Bangladeshis in Jammu and enabling them with ration cards, identity cards and even Aadhar Cards in many cases is well known. Their presence in sensitive area like Jammu is a potential threat to the communal harmony that prevails in the area and to national security as well. Congress in its manifesto has now promised to come out with a bill on Asylum thus affording these illegal immigrants to seek legal asylum and continue to stay here as “a potential ticking bomb.” Congress’s allies have given a communal touch to this grave issue of national security, alleged Brig Gupta.
Now at a time the Army and other security forces are battling ultra-left and jihadi terrorists coupled with serious threat of cross border terrorism, Congress manifesto promises to review the Armed Forces Special Power Act (AFSPA) and accuses Indian Army of “enforced disappearances”, “sexual violence” and “torture.” It is a direct attack on the morale of our soldiers who are fighting for nation’s integrity and an attempt to appease a particular section of vote bank, rued Brig Gupta.
Justifying his allegation further, Brig Gupta blamed Congress for abolishing POTA, terming Batla House encounter as fake, coining the term “Hindu Terror” to appease Pakistan, supporting ‘tukde’ tukde’ gang in JNU and now talking of repealing law on “Sedition,” changing the affidavit in Ishrat Jahan encounter case for political gains and referring to Pak based dreaded terrorists responsible for major terror attacks in India with honorific “Ji.”