Pt. Nehru is to be blamed for Kashmir unrest: BJP leader Kailash Vijaywargiya
BJP's national general secretary Kailash Vijaywargiya today blamed the country's first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru for the present situation in Kashmir.
“Congress's dilly-dallying policy has caused the present problem in Jammu and Kashmir. Had Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru given liberty to the Home Minister Sardar Patel to integrate Jammu and Kashmir with India like other princely states after the Independence, such a problem would not have arisen," he said.
Nehru had "special attraction" for Kashmir, because of which he granted it special constitutional status, Vijaywargiya said.
Unrelenting curfew by the authorities and protest shutdown called by the separatists crippled Kashmir Valley for the 36th consecutive day on Saturday. Authorities continued curfew and restrictions at ten district headquarters in the Valley in addition to the trouble torn towns of Sopore, Handwara, Trehgam, Awantipora and some others.
More than 55 people have been killed in the weeks of demonstrations and clashes between Kashmiri protesters and security forces following the killing of Hizbul militant Burhan Wani. The violence has left thousands injured. Hundreds, who have been hit by pellets, have partially or fully lost their eyesight.
(With inputs from PTI)