Addressing media persons at a press conference at party headquarter on Friday, BJP Senior leader & State Vice-Chairman, Board for Development of Pahari speaking people, Kuldeep Raj Gupta, said that the people of Rajouri are still having the pain of the wounds and massacre of innocent Hindus on Diwali day seventy years ago in 1947.
Kuldeep Raj Gupta, while terming the killings of thousands of Hindus, in different areas of Rajouri district on November 10 a day before Diwali, when the people were busy in preparations for celebration of the festival, as a most barbaric act, said that the even the women and children were not spared. Many women committed suicides to save their honour & dignity. As the number of the soldiers of Maharaja Army was very less, they not could resist effectively the raiders who were in large numbers. It was the courage displayed by the Hindu population of Rajouri and the arrival of Indian army which saved the district and its people.
Kuldeep Raj Gupta said that the Hindu population of Rajouri had gone through period of extreme agony and trauma. Many lost their all belongings, their near and dear ones, children became orphans. The women fold was the most effected lot. The young women were abducted and raped whereas many other jumped into the wells or consumed poison to save their honour and dignity. The people still feel the pain and on this day they have cries and tears for what they suffered, which was most unfortunate.
Kuldeep Raj Gupta said that the present situation in the State, particularly in borders areas, needs more vigil as the neighbor country is repeatedly indulging in pushing the trained militants and creating an alarming situation, which is a serious matter and all the patriotic people should get united to defeating its designs. He also said that the people must be cautious of the elements who are trying to divide the society on communal lines in connivance with the anti-India elements.
BJP State Spokesperson Balbir Ram Rattan was also present in the press conference.