MEDIA STATEMENT OF MA. SRI ASHOKJI SINGHAL, PATRON, VISHVA HINDU PARISHAD
The entire Jammu region should be handed over to the care of the defense forces otherwise post-banishment of Hindus from Kashmir, the present attacks in Kishtwar will have far-reaching reactions.
- Ashok Singhal
New Delhi, August 09, 2013 – The ambush and carnage of five Bharatiya soldiers by terrorists by infiltrating into the Bharatiya territory is a well-thought out strategic statement by them under orders from their handlers against the minorities and they have made it more clear by engineering wide-spread violence in the Kishtwar district of Jammu-Kashmir. The violence has not stopped since morning till evening and the naked dance of aggression is going on unabated.
As per the feedbacks received from the office of Jammu-Kashmir Vishva Hindu Parishad, heavy attacks have been mounted on about 100 houses and 150 shops have been looted and burnt down. The Jehadis have calculatingly been allowed a free run. Especially all these have happened in the presence of the Home Minister of Jammu-Kashmir Mr. Sajjad Ahmad Kichloo which is why no action whatsoever was taken by the police there, instead the administration was seen to be on the same page as the extremists. No arrests have also taken place till this time. The administration is instead threatening the minority Hindus to keep mum and tolerate everything otherwise they would be compelled to vacate Kishtwar.
It needs special mention that after the killing of the soldiers the audacity of the attackers has increased. Targetting the Baba Amarnath Yatra attacks were mounted on the BSF camp at Ramban. Likewise targeting Baba Budha Amarnath Yatra attacks have been mounted on Poonch. Every year lakhs of Hindu pilgrims undertake arduous treks for the Baba Amarnath Yatra.
We have seen in Kashmir Valley that the same pattern of attacks was mounted on the Hindu minority whereby thousands of them were killed and the survivors were forced to leave their hearths and homes to migrate elsewhere. Whatever is taking place in Jammu-Kashmir is because of the impotent central government which has for ever and a day been surrendering to the dictates of terrorists. The central government must take immediate steps to protect the Hindus of Kashmir and the entire Jammu region should be handed over to the care of the defense forces otherwise post-banishment of Hindus from Kashmir, these attacks in Kishtwar will have far-reaching reactions.
- Released by Prakash Sharma (Advocate)
Spokesperson, Vishva Hindu Parishad