The BJP National General Secretary was accompanied by former Jammu and Kashmir Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh, Jammu and Kashmir BJP Vice-President Sham Lal Sharma, senior BJP leader Devender Singh Rana, Daljit Singh Chib and other party leaders in presence of representatives of social organisations and prominent locals.
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While paying tributes to martyrs, Chugh said that the struggle to remove Articles 370 and 35-A continued for 70 years. He added that Jammu and Kashmir has a long history of struggle and movement. The pages of history are full of renunciation, austerity and sacrifice.
“When Sheikh Abdullah implemented the permit system to enter Jammu and Kashmir, the Praja Parishad raised the slogan — `Desh mein do pradhan, do vidhan, do nishan: nahi chalenge, nahi chalenge`.”
BJP national general secretary Tarun Chugh says it was only because of PM Narendra Modi’s zero-tolerance policy towards terrorism that Rahul Gandhi and his sister Priyanka Gandhi Vadra could enjoy snowfall in Kashmir Valley
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“On January 11, 1953, two days before Lohri, the police opened fire on a procession in which more than 5,000 people were participating. More than 200 rounds were fired in which two people were killed and more than 70 were injured. On January 31, 1953, a huge crowd of protesting farmers gathered in Jyodia village. The farmers came out in huge numbers towards Jammu carrying the tricolour in their hands. The police opened fire on the agitators, in which seven people were killed, to salute whose sacrifice and spirit we all have gathered here,” Chugh added.
He also criticised Rahul Gandhi for his party`s delay of 70 long years in hoisting the Tiranga at the Lal Chowk.
Chugh added that he (Rahul Gandhi) should be thankful to Modi-led BJP government that he could enter Jammu and Kashmir without permit and hoist the Tiranga at the Lal Chowk without any issue.
Nirmal Singh said that during the agitation, the people registered their protest against separate Constitution, separate flag, separate `Sadar-e-Riyasat` and the permit System, and the mission got accomplished with the Indian Constitution and the Indian tricolour fully extended to J&K during the BJP government`s term.