National Conference on Saturday lashed out at the PDP-BJP Government for its “anti-youth and repressive policies” and asked the Mehbooba Mufti Government to stop targeting students and youth in various parts of the Valley.
Senior National Conference Leader and Former Cabinet Minister, Sakina Ittoo led a protest march at Damhal Hanjipora against the Government’s “continued persecution of the youth which was adding to the already alarming level of alienation on the ground.”
Addressing the protest march which started from local NC Office at Damhal Hanjipora and ended at Main Chowk SDM Office, Ittoo said the targeted harassment of youth and students – even in their college and school premises – was unprecedented and had exposed PDP’s rhetoric as false and distorted.
“A situation has arisen now where our young children are not safe even within their schools and colleges as the Government has authorized use of excessive force even in academic premises,” said Ittoo.
“This shameless policy has further alienated the youth and is also a direct attack on our children’s Right to Education and Protection.”
The Senior National Conference Leader said the PDP-BJP Government had authorized the use of live ammunition and lethal force on unarmed protestors and was shamelessly portraying the resulting loss of lives as a fault of those who are killed.
“Our Chief Minister went on record to blame the slain children for getting killed and justified such killings by casting aspersions on their characters and motivations,” she said.