Jammu, May 14: Asserting that he is committed to remove the ‘black spot’ and tag of ‘pro-rapist’ slapped on Dogra community, former minister and BJP MLA Choudhary Lal Singh on Monday said that his focus on demand for CBI probe in Kathua rape and murder case is just like Arjun’s target was eye of a fish in Mahabharta.
“The Dogras of Jammu region, who are comprised of Hindus, Muslims, Sikhs, Christians and all other religions were projected wrongly across the country and the world in Kathua case of a minor girl, which left a ‘black spot’ on their face,” Singh told reporters here on Monday morning.
He said that people are very angry and annoyed over wrong projection of the case by the Kashmir based media having hand in glove with Delhi based media as a part of planned conspiracy, adding, “people demanded only CBI probe. What is wrong in it? The Kashmir centric leadership and media not only mishandled the case but also made an attempt to communalise it on all fronts.”
“Those who are arrested, if are the real culprits then no power on this earth can save them but there were other factual reports and truth too, which have been presented by different agencies,” he said and added that only CBI enquiry and nothing less than that will provide justice to them.
“If 2009 Shopian case can be transferred to the CBI days after the incident then why not the Kathua case even when we are demanding it from the very first day,” he said adding, “I will fight for the pride of Dogra and remove the ‘black spot’ on their face.”
Singh also slammed opposition parties saying, “there is no existence of opposition at all in Jammu and Kashmir. Had there been opposition, they would surely have played their role positively and things would have been different.”
“The ‘Dogra Swabhimaan Rally’ being organized by the people on May 20 at Hiranagar will show the strength and fight for justice,” he added.
He however, lashed out at the PDP and National Conference asserting that these parties are habitual of announcing strikes and they also provoked people of Jammu to do the same in Kathua case but people here are sensible and intelligent and did fall trap to their nefarious designs.
He also said that Kashmir lacked quality leadership and the boiling Kashmir since decades is all due to its leadership.
“Kashmir has no leaders. Had there been leadership in the Valley, there would have been no unrest for the past so many years,” said Singh.
He said, “Kashmir based leaders are responsible for prevailing situation in the Valley and now they are trying to divert hatred and violence in peaceful Jammu region.”
“If they are true leaders of Kashmir and have guts, I dare them to hold rallies openly in areas like Shopian, Kulgam, Pulwama like I am doing in Jammu,” he added.
“I have been into politics for the so many years, remained MLA, MP and Minister. I refused ‘Z’ plus security and the state government also withdrew my security and vehicles of my convoy but it is not going to deviate from my goal,” he added.
Singh and Commerce and Industries Minister Chander Prakash Ganga tendered resignations to their party president after their names were surfaced in taking part in a rally organized by the ‘Hindu Ekta Manch’ demanding CBI probe in Kathua rape and murder case.