Send all-party delegation to J and K,Congress demands in RS
New Delhi: Seeking immediate inetrvention of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the situation of Jammu and Kashmir, the Congress on Wednesday demanded in the Rajya Sabha to send an all-party delegation to Kashmir where according to the party both the ‘Insaaniyat(humanity)’ and the Democracy are in peril.
Initiating the four-hour debate on Kashmir, the Congress member Ghulam Nabi Azad said that the humanity in the northern state was being killed by ‘pallet guns’ and the situation was far more serious to be ignored by the PM. “PM Modi tweets on almost everything but not about Kashmir,” he pointed out while taking strong objection to the absence of PM asked in rajya sabha targeted Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) over Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s absence from the House during the important debate.
He said it was questionable that the PM had to make any statement about Kashmir from Madhya Pradesh even as the parliament was in session. “What prevents him to come to the House, listen to the debate and enlighten the members about the proposed step of the Central government to improve the situation in Gujarat,” said Azad in his passionate address.
Azad further said:
- It is since 32 days when the J and K is going through unrest.
- If the state is an integral part of India, the hearts of Kashmiris should be integrated with everyone else.
- The government must understand that there was marked difference between communalism and separatism as the terror has no religion.
- Everyone in Kashmir is a victim of militancy in some way or another.
- Many of us have lost nears and dears in Kashmir militancy.
- Law and Order of Jammu and Kashmir is not the sole responsibility of the local police but the central police organizations (CPOs) are also pressed into the job.
- There is something missing on the part of Modi government to contain the situation in J and K.
Making a strong pitch for adopting a holistic approach to solve the Kashmir problem, Azad who hails from Jammu and Kashmir, said an all party delegation should be sent there to meet the people, gauge the pulse of people and the situation and come out with a suggestive measure.
He demanded that an announcement to this effect should be made by the Government in the House during the debate itself. Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh will reply to the debate in which members of others parties would participate.