Congress demanded quick launch of all leaders positioned beneath home arrest in Kashmir. (File)
The Congress has urged the federal government to provoke a political dialogue on the Jammu and Kashmir problem by taking opposition leaders into confidence and permitting them to go to the state freely.
Senior Congress spokesperson Anand Sharma at present stated opposition leaders needs to be allowed to go to Jammu and Kashmir and converse to the individuals there and demanded quick launch of all leaders positioned beneath home arrest within the Valley in order that they might voice their opinion.
“Since the government has imposed restrictions in the first place and taken this one-sided decision, we urge the government to initiate a political dialogue and take leaders of all opposition parties into confidence,” he stated.
Mr Sharma stated there have been considerations for Jammu and Kashmir — now a Union territory after the federal government determined to withdraw the particular standing accorded to the state beneath Article 370 of the Structure — as there was an entire shutdown, information blackout and your entire communication community was shut down.
“Any political leader does not need the hospitality of the governor. We demand that the government allow opposition leaders to visit Jammu and Kashmir freely so that the nation and the world can know if all is well there or if there is any cause of concern,” he added.
The Congress chief stated the ruling Bharatiya Janata Social gathering (BJP) had allied with the Nationwide Convention (NC) in the course of the Atal Bihari Vajpayee authorities and with the Peoples Democratic Social gathering (PDP) in the course of the Narendra Modi authorities and that was why they recognised these as Indian political events that abided by the Structure.
“It will be the best that the government takes these steps. It has been nine days since the decision,” he stated.
Questioning why opposition leaders had been stopped on the Srinagar airport and never allowed to proceed any additional, Mr Sharma stated, “This is not good for India’s image. Every citizen has constitutional rights. While we request citizens to abide by law, the government should respect their constitutional rights.”
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