Protesting against the recent attack on CRPF personnel in Jammu and Kashmir, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) activists burnt an effigy symbolising terrorists and Pakistan’s national flag at the Nalugukalla Mandapam here on Friday.
Led by the party’s State general secretary G. Bhanuprakash Reddy, the agitators burnt photographs of Masood Azhar, founder of Jaish-e-Mohammad, which took responsibility for the attack.
Likening the Pulwama tragedy to attacks on Parliament and in Uri, the agitators dubbed the attack a ‘dastardly ambush’ on unsuspecting jawans that necessitated retaliation. “The Army has proved through surgical strikes its might in destroying terrorist training camps in the Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (POK). It is time for yet another series of strikes to destroy such camps in the POK,” said Mr. Reddy, exhorting the government to retaliate.
State spokesperson Samanchi Srinivas appealed to Centre to not waste time in the name of negotiation. “People of this country will have confidence in the government only if the martyrs get justice,” he said.
Senior leaders K. Ajay Kumar, S. Muni Subramanyam, Ponaganti Bhaskar and Varaprasad were present.