Voices of dissent
There has been a debate in the media circles about the recent summons to former chief minister Mehbooba Mufti and host of other opposition leaders in different places.
Is the government trying to silence the voices of dissent or have the investigating agencies firm proof to prove in the court of law that these leaders have misused their official position and have indulged in alleged corruption?
Recently when Mehbooba Mufti was questioned for hours in the ED office of Srinagar, she told the media that she was being hounded by the agencies only because she has been critical of the policies of the BJP government.
Recently National Conference Vice president Omar Abdullah also reacted to such detentions and cases against the opposition leaders. He told the media from Tamil Nadu to Jammu and Kashmir Mehbooba is not the only leader who was summoned.
He claimed that in the recent years of BJP rule at the centre, lot of opposition leaders and other civil societies members who raised their voice against the policies of the government were being summoned by the central agencies for questioning.
Whatever the merit of the utterances of two former chief ministers of Jammu and Kashmir, there is a debate in the media circles about the recent summons and questioning of Farooq Abdullah followed by Mehbooba Mufti in some cases.