Amarnath terror attack: Karan Singh demands Governor rule in Jammu and Kashmir

Considering the situation that has developed in last few months, "my personal view is that next step has to be immediate imposition of Governor's rule so that entire security, political and regional situation can be revisited", he said in a statement.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Updated: July 11, 2017 8:07 pm
amarnath attack news, karan singh news, india news, indian express news Senior Congress leader Karan Singh. (File Photo)

Asserting that the PDP-BJP alliance government in Jammu and Kashmir is in a shambles, senior Congress leader Karan Singh on Tuesday demanded imposition of the Governor’s rule in the state. He strongly condemned the terrorist attack on Amarnath pilgrims saying it is antithesis of ‘Kashmiriyat’ and of the “great religion the attackers claim to be espousing”. “Immediate action needs to be taken to identify the attackers and deal with them suitably,” said the Rajya Sabha member. Considering the situation that has developed in the last few months, “my personal view is that the next step has to be the immediate imposition of the Governor’s rule so that the entire security, political and regional situation can be revisited”, he said in a statement.

At least seven pilgrims have died and 19 others injured in the attack on an Amarnath yatri bus in Anantnag district of Jammu and Kashmir on Monday.

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    Kuldeep Saxena
    Jul 13, 2017 at 9:58 am
    Really sad on your recommendations for President's rule in Kashmir. It is hoped that you have not forgotton that this -Mehbooba and BJP alliance is elected Government, but really surprising that you remained as a silent spectator for about three years and suddenly came up with an idea of imposition of President's rule fine since you hail from Congress so you are bound to speak for it. Another group the ex-chief Minister of Kashmir along with his father are also in favor of this. Would you please just suggest for about three years or so has there been any move on the subject to put an effort to bring normalcy in the state. Just one more person from Congress party tried to meet the various opposition party leaders but in what capacity and whose instructions God knows? Hope that you have faith in democracy and probably not yet forgotten the democratic values. Is there any step by the leaders of the opposition to work out for bringing normalcy in the state.
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      Dev Verma
      Jul 13, 2017 at 1:10 am
      Sorry I felt pitty for this man who happens to be a RAJA of J K and now asking for governor rule in J K instead putting pressure on congress that support present government to eliminate these these b.....d but he seems to stay as mute spectator whole of his life and got nothing from congress in return....see where he stands today... sorry rajaji I ashamed to call you rajaji.
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        M. AHMAD
        Jul 12, 2017 at 11:34 am
        IF DR. KARAN SINGH HAD TAKEN SERIOUS INTEREST WITHOUT BIASED OF ANY SIDE AND PUSH THE GOVERNMENT OF THAT TIME TO IMPLEMENT THE AGREEMENT OF RAJA HARI SINGH AND INDIAN STATE , THIS ALL KILLING , TERRORISM AND OTHER SUFFERING OF PEOPLE WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN TAKEN PLACE. HE WAS SADRE-RIASAT OF JAMMU KASHMIR WHEN THE THEN PRIME MINISTER OF JAMMU KASHMIR SHAIKH ABDULLAH HAD BEEN ARRESTED BY INDIAN GOVERNMENT IN 1953.
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          Sri
          Jul 12, 2017 at 7:30 pm
          Dr Karan Singh was born in 1931 so in 1952 he would have been 22 years old
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