Srinagar: Peoples Conference President Sajad Gani Lone on today said that he can’t see any valid reason why govt should stop political parties from protesting.
“I can’t see any valid reason why the state administration should stop political parties from protesting. Isn’t right to protest intrinsic to the concept of a vibrant democracy. Not being critical. But state administration really needs to reassess and reevaluate,” he wrote on twitter.
“Democracy is a precious relic for which thousands have laid down their lives in the last 3 decades. Please do not unwittingly or erroneously damage it beyond recognition.”
“Non violent mode of protest in the context of violent strife needs to facilitated not stifled.
If you stop political, non violent protests what are you incentivising by default. You are incentivising and facilitating and setting the conditions for a violent form of protest.”