Congress said that the people of Kashmir have been imprisoned by the Modi government for the past 24 days and Modi’s party BJP cannot think beyond petty politics.
By Rakesh Raman
As the people of troubled Kashmir are facing extreme human rights violations perpetrated by the Indian government headed by Prime Minister (PM) Narendra Modi, the opposition party Congress today attacked the government for this barbaric act.
In a Twitter statement, Congress said that the people of Kashmir have been imprisoned by the Modi government for the past 24 days and Modi’s party BJP cannot think beyond petty politics.
In order to suppress the voice of Kashmiris after the despotic abrogation of Article 370 for Jammu & Kashmir (J&K), the Modi government had imposed curfew and stopped mobile phone networks, internet services, and landline phone connectivity in the region from August 4, 2019. Congress tweeted with the hashtag #JnKSilenced: J&K silenced.
For 24 days the people of Kashmir have been imprisoned by this govt. Yet the BJP cannot think beyond petty politics, the human cost of their actions doesn’t affect their decision making. #JnKSilenced pic.twitter.com/TmkXxqQUAq
— Congress (@INCIndia) August 29, 2019
The Modi government and the local J&K administration did not allow even the senior opposition leaders to enter Kashmir for they would know and report about the government’s atrocities on the people of Kashmir.
The government has also arrested nearly 400 politicians, including former Kashmir Chief Ministers Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti, who want freedom for Kashmiris.
Earlier, UN Secretary-General António Guterres had expressed his concern over reports of restrictions on the Indian side of Kashmir, which – he said – could exacerbate the human rights situation in the region.
The entire region is now under the control of heavily armed Indian security forces. It is stated that India has deployed nearly 900,000 security people to control unarmed Kashmiris, and nearly 80,000 civilians and others have been killed in the conflicts during the past 7 decades.
By Rakesh Raman, who is a national award-winning journalist and social activist. He is the founder of a humanitarian organization RMN Foundation which is working in diverse areas to help the disadvantaged and distressed people in the society. He also creates and publishes a number of digital publications on different subjects.
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