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Amarnath attack aftermath: Sangh wants Valley under president’s rule

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Source: Indian Express

In an unfortunate incident, 7 Amarnath pilgrim lost their lives due to an alleged terror attack. Condemning the act and slamming the Kashmir state government, a growing section within the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), including some of its affiliates such as Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP), believes that the BJP’s power-sharing experiment with the Mehbooba Mufti-led People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the Valley has been eroding.

While the undertone existed for some time, the Amarnath attack gave a validation.Despite the BJP being in power as a junior alliance partner of the PDP, the VHP on Tuesday pinned the blame for the attack on the “soft” attitude of the state government and called for its immediate sacking. The saffron outfit demanded imposition of President’s Rule in Jammu and Kashmir.

According to IndiaToday reports, VHP international joint general secretary Surendra Jain said that he personally met Mehbooba and conveyed his concerns about the safety of the devotees, something, he claimed, was not paid heed.

“This attack is the result of the soft attitude of the BJP-PDP government. Our experiment to go with the PDP has failed. There is a need to rethink this strategy. Not much can be done in the state given the current tumult. The state government should be sacked immediately and the state be put under President’s Rule. Indian army must take charge,” Jain said.

Some within RSS too echoed similar sentiments. “The failure of the state government is clear. The attack reflects gross intelligence failure,” an RSS functionary said. Jain further requested to the state government for handing over the security of the entire yatra route to the Indian army was not heeded.