Former BJP cabinet minister Yashwant Sinha along with his group visited Kashmir for the third time since the abrogation of article 370 and interacted with a lot of people and delegations to understand the real situation prevailing here.
The group was in Kashmir valley from March 30 to April 2, 2021. The group claims that they are independent and have no official or unofficial financial sponsorship by any government or non-government institution.
The members of the group comprise Yashwant Sinha (former external affairs minister), SushobhaBarve (executive secretary, Centre for Dialogue and Reconciliation, Delhi), WajahatHabibullah (former chairman of the Minorities Commission and the first Chief Information Commissioner of India), Air vice Marshal (Retd.) KapilKak and Bharat Bhushan, former editor and independent journalist, and they have articulated the ground situation prevailing here in their earlier reports also.
On this visit, the group met with a cross-section of representatives of civil society groups, businessmen, politicians, newly elected members of the District Development Councils, human rights activists, and political leaders, mainly of mainstream, who were also detained on August 5, 2019.