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NC alleges discrimination with Srinagar; to flag it with Guv

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Srinagar, Jul 07: National Conference today said it would apprise  Governor N N Vohra of the alleged discrimination and atrocities against the people in Srinagar during the last three years.

Addressing a press conference, NC general secretary Ali Mohammad Sagar along with party’s constituency incharges of Srinagar at party headquarters here today said “the party has decided to call upon the governor and his advisors to raise the issue of discrimination and atrocities in Srinagar and want the administration to address them.”

Asked it is it only now that the party is talking about “discrimination and atrocities with Srinagar”, Sagar claimed that the party had raised the issues but the PDP-BJP government paid no heed to them.

“We had raised these issues in the last three years, but to no avail. The people of Srinagar have been subjected to curfews, restrictions, atrocities and economic losses.

“After south (Kashmir), Srinagar was targeted. An atmosphere of uncertainty and insecurity was created in Srinagar and people were made to face difficulties,” he said.

Sagar said all the MLAs and constituency incharges of the party in Srinagar would call upon the Governor in a few days and bring these issues to his notice.

During the presser, NC provincial president (Kashmir) Nasir Aslam Wani condemned the killing of three civilians in Kulgam in government forces’ firing.

“We condemn the killings. We had hoped that such killings would stop but it is still continuing. We appeal to the governor to stop these killings,” he said.

Sagar said the NC had a clear policy that “oppression and suppression…are no options. It (Kashmir) is a political issue and has to be resolved politically”.

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