Tuesday, August 3, 2021
Education Punjab First 728

English Medium 728

Pre Primary 728

Farmers Compensation 728

Farmers Income 728


400 August

Pension 1500 gif

Shaheed 50 lakh gif

Kisan Karza 5.64 lakh gif

Kisan 48 hours gif

Ashirwad 51000 gif

Sohna Markfed

Innocent Admission

Congress slams govt over month of Kashmir clampdown

- Advertisement -

New Delhi, Sep 5, 2019-

On the completion of one month of the abrogation of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir and bifurcation of the state into two union territories, the Congress on Thursday slammed the government and accused it of weakening democracy.

Several Congress leaders put out video messages on the party’s official Twitter handle with the hashtag ‘one month of Jammu and Kashmir suffering’ and criticised the government for putting the people and political leaders under “house arrest” and complete shutdown of the communication system.

Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister and senior party leader Ghulam Nabi Azad said, “This is for the first time in world history when a law for a state has been made and the people have been confined to their houses with telephone lines cut, no mobile connections, no internet, and even the leaders those who are outside the Valley are not allowed to go to there.”

Taking a dig at the Modi government, Azad said, “The three former Chief Ministers (Farooq Abdullah, Mehbooba Mufti and Omar Abdullah) are kept under house arrest and a fourth former Chief Minister (Azad) was not allowed to go to his home.”

“This has happened for the first time since 1947 in Indian history. Earlier no such situation arose in the country where the people cannot talk, raise voice against government, cannot walk, cannot go out and buy milk, speak to others and meet their relatives,” he said.

The government abrogated Article 370 of the Constitution from Jammu and Kashmir on August 5 that gave special status to the state. The government also bifurcated the state into two union territories.

Following the decision to abrogate Article 370, the government imposed a massive clampdown in the Valley by detaining most of the political leaders and keeping the former chief ministers under House arrest while phone lines, mobile and internet connections were suspended as precautionary measures.

Congress MP Shashi Tharoor also lambasted at the government over its decision and said, “Thirty days ago Kashmir plunged into complete darkness. As people were essentially shut up in their homes, politicians were arrested or detained.”

“This situation is not a normal situation. There is not much indication of improvement. Reports on the ground even in the areas where the curfew has been lifted or partially lifted does not indicate happiness,” he said.

“How would you like to live without any means of communication with your loved ones for a full month? That’s what Kashmir is for last one month,” the former Union minister said.  (Agency)

- Advertisement -

Yes Punjab - TOP STORIES

Punjab News

Sikh News

Transfers, Postings, Promotions

- Advertisement -spot_img

Stay Connected






Chinese Space Programme

The worrisome Chinese space programme – by Asad Mirza

Most countries around the world whether big or small, developed or developing, pursue a space programme of their own or in collaboration with advanced...
Himachal Landslide 25July21

Recurring Land Slides and Flood-damage in Hill States: Need for Long Term Solutions – by KK Kapila

The recent incidents of landslides, cloudburst, flooding and falling rocks in the hill states of Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Jammu & Kashmir resulting in...
Delhi Police Security

Effective policing is the foundation of internal security – by DC Pathak

An important lesson drawn by India from the ongoing pandemic is that strict crime control and maintenance of law and order are needed to...


Health & Fitness

Diabetes Written

This ‘leafy’ solution to diabetes has many takers

Prayagraj (Uttar Pradesh), Aug 1, 2021- There is no qualified research to prove it but people claim that they have benefitted and now swear by it. The leaves of the African bitter leaf tree/plant are said to have helped people reduce their blood sugar levels. Gopal Tiwari, 72, is now popularising the benefits of the leaves by regularly distributing them to...

Gadgets & Tech

error: Content is protected !!