New Delhi, August 13 (Kashmir Voice): Senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh has warned Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah and National Security Advisor Ajit Doval to act thoughtfully or else Kashmir will slip out of their hands.
According to media sources, Digvijaya Singh referring to an international media report, said, “See the international media and what is happening in Kashmir. They (government) have burnt their hands in fire by abolishing Article 370…” Former Indian minister and senior Congress leader P Chidambaram said that because there is a Muslim majority in Kashmir, the government abrogated Article 370. He said the decision was taken by the government as Muslims are in majority in Jammu and Kashmir. The veteran leader said that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) would not have even touched Article 370, which granted special status to Jammu and Kashmir, had there been a Hindu majority in the region. “Had there been a Hindu majority in Kashmir, BJP wouldn’t have touched it (Article 370), but because there is a Muslim majority in Kashmir, they abrogated it,” media reports quoted Chidambaram as saying. Communist Party of India-Marxist leader Brinda Karat said that what the Indian government has done in Kashmir is nothing but the murder of democracy. “If we look at the photographs in the national newspapers, there are many people protesting and that is natural. They (Indian government) try and pretend to show that everything is normal. What is the point of fooling yourselves? What the government has done in Kashmir is nothing but the murder of democracy,” Karat told media. She added: “You haven’t discussed anything with me — That is the feeling of Kashmiris. Ajit Doval going there and chatting with 2-3 people and pretending that everything is normal, this is highly insensitive. The government is putting salt on fresh wounds.”She also said the right-minded citizens are highly concerned about the denial of basic human democratic rights to a big section of Indians living in Kashmir. KASHMIR VOICE