Former Congress President Rahul Gandhi finally spoke on the tense situation prevalent in the state of Jammu and Kashmir. It has been six days since the state is under a military lockdown, following the BJP-led Union Government withdrew special status of the state and split it into two union territories.
Rahul Gandhi on Saturday night said that some reports have come in from Jammu and Kashmir about violence there and Prime Minister Narendra Modi must assuage concerns over the matter in a “transparent” manner.
“We are extremely concerned about the reports that are coming and the government needs to assuage the country and tell the country what is happening in Jammu and Kashmir. Now it is very important that the government of India and the Prime Minister make it very clear and transparent on what exactly is happening in the Union Territories of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh,” Gandhi said.
The Congress Working Committee who was holding a meet to decide a new party chief also discussed Jammu and Kashmir.
Congress Spokesperson K C Venugopal said: “The CWC expressed serious concerns over situation in J&K including reports of clampdown, news blackouts, arrests & detentions of Indian political leadership of J&K. CWC calls upon govt to act in transparent fashion & permit a delegation of opposition parties in J&K.”
Meanwhile newsagency ANI tweeted a statement from Jammu & Kashmir Police stating, “People should not believe any mischievous & motivated news regarding firing incidents in the valley. The police have not fired a single bullet in 6 days. The situation is calm, people are cooperative & restrictions are being relaxed.”
Source : Various