by K. N. Pandita
Reports have come in that some hooligans tried to disrupt the meetings of several separatist leaders in Jammu in recent days. The finger is pointed towards Shiv Sena activists. Some local papers in Jammu region and many in Kashmir region lost no time in condemning these disruptive plans labeling them pre-conceived conspiracies. It is difficult to say that the outsiders who interfered in the meetings of the separatists were exclusively from the cadres of Shiva Sena. We are aware that there is bitter power rivalry among major political parities and their sympathizers in the State. Goons can be hired and mayhem can be let loose.
Shiv Sena is a recognized political party in the country. It has been fighting assembly and parliamentary elections and winning or loosing seats. As such it is as much responsible a political party as any other national political party. Therefore one will have reservations in accepting the allegation that Shiv Sena activists alone are responsible for the creation of disorder in the meetings.