1. Lok Sabha adopts Kashmir resolution

Lok Sabha adopts Kashmir resolution

The Lok Sabha adopted a resolution on Kashmir on Friday, expressing its concern over the long-standing curfew and the terrible loss of lives.

By: | Updated: August 12, 2016 1:14 PM
lok sabha, lok sabha kashmir, kashmir issue, kashmir, kashmir internet, kashmir curfew, pellet guns Pm Narendra Modi will attend an all-party meeting with the purpose of discussing the situation in Kashmir, which has been in a state of complete turmoil. (PTI)

The Lok Sabha adopted a resolution on Kashmir on Friday, expressing its concern over the long-standing curfew and the terrible loss of lives. The Lower House meanwhile, has been adjourned sine die. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is to attend an all-party meeting on Friday. The meeting will be held with the purpose of discussing the situation in Kashmir, which has been in a state of complete turmoil since the killing of young Burhan Wani of Hizbul Mujahideen on July 8, earlier this year.

The Kashmir issue had been a major topic of discussion in the Lower House. Earlier on Wednesday, Ghulam Nabi Azad, said that Kashmir was facing a murder of humanity and democracy. He called for the integration of hearts to find a solution to the crisis. Azad pleaded the people to not only love Kashmir’s beauty but also its people. He also said that the law and order is not the sole responsibility of the Kashmir Police, the paramilitary forces are also involved.

Senior Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar, earlier this week taunted the BJP-led central government about turning a blind eye on Kashmir. He said that Kashmir is part of India and India has to find a solution for the region. Blaming Pakistan will not help anybody, he added.Criticising the lack of communication between the government, he said that government doesn’t talk to Kashmiris, doesn’t talk to Pakistan; who will they talk to? ‘Ggaurakshaks’, he had taunted. Senior CPI(M) leader Sitaram Yechuri had called for a way of trust between the people of Kashmir and the governments. He had said that the government needs to build a system of trust by looking after the things that had been promised to the Kashmiris.

Kashmiris have been protesting since the killing of Wani, and the armed forces have retaliated with the use of pellet guns causing blindness to many, notably children. Meanwhile, the use of  internet has been snapped in the state for 35 days now. All telephone services, excluding postpaid facilities served by the state-run BSNL, have been banned in the state.

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