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Kashmir: Congress alleges state administration of ‘deliberately downgrading’ party leaders’ security

SRINAGAR: Alleging favoritism, the Jammu and Kashmir unit of the Congress alleged that the state administration was “deliberately downgrading” the security of the party’s leaders, media reports claimed on Sunday.

The party alleged that some Bharatiya Janata Party leaders who had never held an official position had better security and vehicles than some former legislators and parliamentarians, Scroll.In reported.

“The governor’s administration is pushing the opposition, especially senior Congress leaders, to the wall by further withdrawing and downgrading their security cover on pick and choose basis while extending and maintaining a much higher security apparatus, vehicles and accommodation to the BJP leaders of comparatively lesser political stature and standing,” the Scroll.In quoted Congress spokesman as saying in a statement.

“It has been deliberately done to further immobilize them and keep them away from reaching out to the public,” it said, adding that these were “vindictive and discriminatory” tactics.

“While most of the top leaders in Kashmir are confined to their homes, those elsewhere are being forced to stay home by such discriminatory tactics,” the Congress said, adding that the accommodation of GA Mir, the president of the state Congress, was taken away in Srinagar, Scroll.In reported.

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