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BJP to Omar: Repeat of 1990 violence in the valley will not be accepted

Jammu, Aug 13 (): Raising uproar over the violence in Kishtwar area of Jammu and Kashmir, the main opposition party initiated an argument with the members of the Rajya Sabha cautioning the ruling government to take appropriate measures to control the violence. The BJP also threatened the state government of Jammu and Kashmir and warned that it will not tolerate a repeat of 1990 when the entire minority community was compelled to leave Kashmir Valley.

Recalling the incident of 1990 violence in the valley which forced a section of minority to leave the state, Jaitley said that the state government intentionally did not take measures to stop the violence which took place in the valley. Jaitley expressed concern as flag of neighbouring country was waved in the area displaying picture of Afzal Guru who was given death sentence.

The incident cannot be considered as an inter-community conflict, said BJP leader Arun Jaitley. He also raised question as to why the state government has not yet made any arrest even after hundreds of shops were destroyed injuring many people.

Jaitley also asked whether the government in a bid to put a mask on the incident is not allowing him and other leaders to visit the area. The situation in the area has gone out of control, said Jaitley. Criticizing the chief minister of the state, Jaitley said that Jammu and Kashmir is an integral part of the country and did not belong to any one family.

Meanwhile, demanding dismissal of the Omar Abdullah government in Jammu and Kashmir, BSP chief Mayawati said that President’s rule should be imposed in the state as the Omar Abdullah’s government has been unable to curb the violence in Kishtwar. While tension remained high in the Kishtwar region, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah called for an all-party meeting to discuss and bring the situation under control in the state.