Modi govt pursuing anti-people policies in Jammu and Kashmir : Vikar Wani

Srinagar: The Indian National Congress in illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir has said that the Modi-led Bharatiya Janata Party government is pursuing anti-people policies and is pushing the people of the territory into financial hardship.

The President of Indian National Congress in the occupied territory, Vikar Rasool Wani, addressing a press conference in Srinagar unveiled the party’s protest schedule set to run from September 19 to 28.

He said the aim of the protests is to highlight the anti-people policies of the Modi government. “We have always stood with the people and we will continue to fight for their betterment,” he added.

He announced plans for daily protests spanning two districts each in Jammu and Kashmir during September 19-28. He criticized the ruling BJP, saying, “The BJP is resorting to injustice against the people of Jammu and Kashmir.

Highlighting a specific issue, Vikar Rasool Wani said: “Every household has been provided with a blood-sucking machine known as a smart meter and even as people protest, the Government remains indifferent. Those who used to pay a nominal amount for electricity are now burdened with hefty bills.”

He provided the schedule of protests, specifying locations for each day from September 19 to 28, covering both the Jammu and Kashmir regions. The protests will be held in Srinagar and Jammu on September 19, Kathua and Ganderbal on September 20, Udhampur and Bandipora on 21, Ramban and Pulwama on 22, Reasi and Kulgam on 23, Samba and Budgam on 24, Rajouri and Islamabad on 25, Poonch and Baramulla on 26, Kishtwar and Kupwara on 27 and Doda, Shopian on September 28.

In a stern warning to the authorities, he stated, “The Government should refrain from implementing anti-people policies. These steps are detrimental to the people of Jammu and Kashmir.”

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