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LG, others condemn attack on BJP leader’s house in Rajouri

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Srinagar: Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Friday condemned the attack on a BJP leader’s house in Rajouri district, which left a three-year-old child dead, and said the perpetrators of the heinous act will be brought to justice soon.

“My deepest condolences to family & prayers for early recovery of injured. Perpetrators of this heinous act will be brought to justice soon,” the LG said on Twitter.

A three-year-old child was killed and six members of BJP leader Jasbir Singh’s family were injured in the grenade attack on his house in Khandli area of the district last night.

PDP president Mehbooba Mufti also condemned the attack.

“Condemn the grenade attack in Rajouri in which a four year old child was killed & several others injured. My sympathies with their loved ones,” she said.

The Congress party also condemned the attack on a BJP leader’s house, saying incidents of selective killings and infiltration are rising, and demanded that the Home Ministry wake up to the situation.

“There are serious concerns over the rising incidents of selective targeting by terrorists and the series of militant activities. The Home Ministry has failed to bring the security situation under control and eliminate militancy, as was being claimed,” J&K Pradesh Congress chief spokesperson Ravinder Sharma told reporters here.

Flanked by former minister Raman Bhalla, Sharma also expressed grave concerns over the rising graph of militancy and infiltration in various parts, especially the Sunderbani-Nowshera areas of Rajouri district.

“There is a big conspiracy to revive militancy in the Rajouri-Poonch border belt. We demand that the Union Home Ministry wake up to the situation,” the former legislator said.

Sharma alleged that BJP leaders simply blame past governments after any barbaric incident but that is not enough as decisive actions are needed.

“The responsibility lies fully on the central government now to ensure the safety of the people and to eliminate terrorism, for which Congress party is fully behind the government and our forces and the police,” he added.

Bhalla strongly condemned the killing of a three-year-old boy in Rajouri district and said the recent killings have proved that the situation is not under control, and senior BJP leaders and Union ministers cannot divert attention by simply blaming the erstwhile governments and opposition parties.

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