JAMMU January 10: Congress has questioned the Govt. over the failure to fix responsibilities and take action against those guilty of the painful tragedy at the holy shrine of Mata Vaishno Devi Ji over the eve of new years when over dozen pilgrims were killed and more than this number severely injured in the stampede.
In a statement JKPCC Chief Spokesperson Ravinder Sharma questioned the sensitivity of the Centre Govt. and LG Administration to the serious issue of loss of several precious lives due to the sheer negligence, callousness apparent incompetence and dereliction of duty by those at the helm of affairs.
More than ten days have elapsed but no preliminary action has been taken against anyone, which shows a totally insensitive approach towards the matter of grave concerns about the loss of lives of pilgrims and the failure to respect the religious rituals & religious sanctity post the tragedy.
Sharma also regretted the silence of all those awakened citizens especially political, social and religious organizations, who have been always been at the forefront and very concerned about the issues of religious importance but have maintained studied silence over this highly unfortunate incident, why such parties and bodies are selective in the matters of religious faith and the loss of lives due to utter failures of those responsible to manage the affairs of the historic holy shrine of the faith of crores of people.
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