People stage anti-Pakistan protests across Jammu

PANKAJ KHAJURIA
JAMMU: People across Jammu on Friday staged anti-Pakistan protests against the grenade attack on BJP Mandal president at Rajouri in which his two-year-old nephew was killed and six family members were wounded.
Many political parties like BJP, Shiv Sena, Bajrang Dal, Rashtriya Hindu Manch besides several social organizations, raised anti-Pakistan slogans and demonstrated in different parts of Jammu region.
The protestors demanded action against those behind the attack and a lesson to be taught to Pakistan for its evil designs to disrupt peace and harmony in Jammu and Kashmir.
At some places, protestors also burnt the flags of Pakistan and condemned the attack in the house of the BJP leader.
Hindu Jagran Manch President, Rampal Sharma said militants are cowards and are targeting the innocent people of Jammu and Kashmir who believe in democracy and peace.
Sharma said it is quite painful to see the two years old Veer Singh as a victim of this heinous act. He expressed his deepest sympathies with the family members.
Hindu Jagran Manch stands shoulder to shoulder with Jasbir Singh’s family as well as the Hindu minority of Rajouri-Poonch hilly areas, he assured.
Activists of Bajrang Dal demanded immediate cancelation of the surrender policy.
Union MoS Dr Jitendra Singh and Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha, have also condemned the attack.
Dr Singh said that terror attack on BJP Mandal President Rajouri Urban, Jasbir Singh’s residence is highly condemnable. “It is a handiwork of those who have developed vested interest in not allowing democratic and political processes to flourish,” he said.
The Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha today condemned the grenade attack and said perpetrators will be brought to justice. Office of the Lieutenant Governor tweeted at 10:33 am, “Strongly condemn the cowardly attack in the house of a political leader in Rajouri in which a 2-year old child was killed & many others were injured. My deepest condolences to family and prayers for early recovery of injured. Perpetrators of this heinous act will be brought to justice soon.”
Jammu and Kashmir Congress condemned the attack and requested the J&K Police to punish the culprit. @INCJammuKashmir handle tweeted, “We condemn grenade attack at residence of BJP worker in district Rajouri, in which a toddler lost life & other family members received serious injuries. Pray for speedy recovery of injured persons. We request @JmuKmrPolice to trace the culprits & punish them. @OfficeOfLGJandK .”
On Twitter hashtag #NIAForRajouriBlast is trending and people are demanding NIA probe into Rajouri Blast.