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Two PDP Rajya Sabha MPs seek Opposition help

Security forces in Srinagar, on Sunday, Aug. 4, 2019.

Security forces in Srinagar, on Sunday, Aug. 4, 2019.   | Photo Credit: AP

Govt. needs to ‘break its silence’ and make a statement to settle the issue, say Nazir Ahmad Laway and Mir Mohd Fayaz

Two People’s Democratic Party members of the Rajya Sabha have written to the Opposition parties seeking their support to get answers from the government in Parliament on the situation in Kashmir.

Nazir Ahmad Laway and Mir Mohd Fayaz, in a joint letter to the parties, said their own attempts to seek answers all of last week failed and they needed the Opposition help to amplify the issue. The government needed to “break its silence” and make a statement to settle the matter.

All mainstream political leaders, including PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti and National Conference leader Omar Abdullah have been put under house arrest. Over the last one week, the Union government had sent nearly 35,000 troops to the State.

“The people do not know as to what is cooking between top brasses of the present government vis-a-vis the Kashmir issue,” they noted.

Over the last few days, there had been “most irresponsible speculation” on the revocation of Article 35 A, Article 370 and trifurcation of the State, the PDP MPs said.

The Kashmir problem was a political one and could only be settled politically, they asserted. “But the present political dispensation in our country is hell-bent upon browbeating the concerted efforts of mainstream leaders and thwarting all such collective political efforts which are seeking answers from the Central government,” they said.

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