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BJP slams J&K for releasing 16 PSA detainees

india Updated: Jan 18, 2009 08:34 IST

The Jammu and Kashmir unit of the BJP on Saturday expressed deep concern and shock at the state government's decision to release 16 PSA detainees and accused the ruling National Conference-Congress coalition of appeasing fundamentalists, especially of one community.

The pradesh BJP President Ashok Khajuria told reporters in Jammu that the charges against these detainees were heinous in nature and should be published so that the public can judge for themselves.

Saying that it was strange that the government has not withdrawn the arrest warrant against "saint" Swami Dinesh Bharti under the PSA for his role during the Jammu agitation on the Amarnath land issue, he demanded immediate withdrawal of the warrant.

Bharti, however, is not a detainee as he continues to evade arrest and his whereabouts are not known to the authorities so far, official sources said.

The state BJP chief warned that the party will not tolerate this type of attitude from the state government and will agitate on the issue in the assembly and on the roads.

Khajuria advised Chief Minister Omar Abdullah to take guidance from his father and NC President Dr Farooq Abdullah and not repeat such acts which will disturb the communal fabric of the state.

He also asked the government to accept the demand of government employees for implementing the Sixth Pay Commission recommendations in the state immediately.