Shiv Sena mouthpiece Saamna questions need for EU team’s visit to Kashmir

Shiv Sena says Kashmir is not an international issue

Updated - October 30, 2019 12:34 pm IST

Published - October 30, 2019 11:14 am IST - Mumbai

Screenshot of the Saamna editorial

Screenshot of the Saamna editorial

Amid the ongoing tussle between the Shiv Sena and the BJP in Maharashtra, Sena mouthpiece Saamna has questioned the need for the European Union representatives’ visit to Kashmir.

In an editorial published on Wednesday, which started off by saying that the situation was under control in Kashmir now and transport, communication services had been restored, it mentioned that Kashmir was India’s internal matter. “When everything is going on normally in Kashmir, why has the EU team come to Kashmir now? Kashmir is not an international issue. Pandit Nehru is still criticised for taking this issue to UN. You don’t like UN interference on Kashmir, then how do you tolerate the EU team’s faujdari (policing) in Kashmir? Isn’t European community coming for observation to Kashmir an attack on India’s freedom and sovereignty? Even today, political leaders don’t have entry in Kashmir. Then, what exactly is the EU team going to do? The Home Minister is capable of answering these questions.”

The editorial lauds Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah for abrogation of provisions of Article 370 and says the EU team should do sightseeing in Kashmir and go back and not “ruin the atmosphere.” “The war in Kashmir is against terrorism and Modi government has won it,” it says.

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