Fear and suppression will not kill the sentiment Mehbooba to Centre
By: Tariq Shah VOV
Former Jammu Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Saturday in a tweet said that fear and suppression will not kill the sentiment in Jammu and Kashmir and asked the central government to be realistic while dealing with the situation.
She was reacting to a tweet of a Sikh woman who had narrated the hardships she and her family had undergone after the death of their uncle due to the curfew and restrictions.
Mehbooba Mufti in a tweet said, “GOI’s dubious claims that people of J&K now enjoy equal rights is a barefaced lie as truth is that even their basic human rights dead or alive are suspended with pervasive impunity”.
Earlier the Sikh woman in her tweet has said, “My uncle passed away last night, how we’ve spent time with no phone connection, with no idea where is our rest of our family members, with mother who is already unwell for the past few weeks – I have no words to even write how miserable and helpless you can feel in Kashmir at times”
In a series of tweets on Saturday Mehbooba Mufti said, “Their misadventure of creating fear & suppression to eliminate a sentiment is counter productive since feelings & emotions don’t dissipate or vanish into thin air. These feelings of betrayal, subjugation & anger are absorbed & passed on from one generation to the next. Instead of reaching out, every successive policy is undertaken to humiliate & collectively punish J&K. These punitive actions compound this sense of betrayal and rage.