1. NRI girl’s open letter to PM: Listen to voices of agitating Kashmiris

NRI girl’s open letter to PM: Listen to voices of agitating Kashmiris

A 17-year-old NRI girl of Kashmiri origin has written an open letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi pleading that the voices of agitating Kashmiris be heard.

By: | Sri Nagar | Published: August 2, 2016 1:06 AM
She said she arrived in Kashmir on July 10 for a visit to her relatives only to find the Valley in a situation which she had never heard of. (PTI) She said she arrived in Kashmir on July 10 for a visit to her relatives only to find the Valley in a situation which she had never heard of. (PTI)

A 17-year-old NRI girl of Kashmiri origin has written an open letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi pleading that the voices of agitating Kashmiris be heard.

“Dear Mr PM, if we cared for Kashmir people, we wouldn’t find ways to turn off all communications in the Valley only to further deprive them of freedom, we’d open up all means for their voices to be heard. Because isn’t that all Kashmir people are asking for? (sic)” Fatima Shaheen, based in Georgia state of the US, wrote.

She said she arrived in Kashmir on July 10 for a visit to her relatives only to find the Valley in a situation which she had never heard of.

“Mr PM, I see the newsflash, the attack in Nice, France, is screened followed by the attempted military coup in Turkey, along with the report on the monsoon rains in southern India. But where is the news on Kashmir? Is this why I never knew what was going on in my hometown for such a long time, Sir? (sic)” she asked.

She claimed no cared about people of Kashmir but everyone wanted its land.

“Everyone wants Kashmir, but no one cares for the people of the land. Because if we cared for Kashmir people, we wouldn’t care of people’s opinion on whether Burhan Wani was a militant or a martyr, we’d try to understand why an ace student chose to continue his career holding a gun rather than a pen (sic),” she wrote.

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    Dr Kanayalal
    Aug 1, 2016 at 11:35 pm
    NRI girl is lying in saying that no news was available to her. Let her read any e-newsper and u will find Kashmir news date wise. Kashmir is the only state where abundant funds have been provided and muslim Kashmiri is above poverty line as compared to rest of country. I am reading in Canada every time news about Kashmir what is happening there. How many people have died on day to day basis and how many wee injured and reasons behind the street battle. The violent protests in Kashmir started soon after the killing of terrorist Hizbul Mujahideen commander on Friday evening in a shootout in Kokernag area of South Kashmir.300,000 Pandits were expelled in 1990, and you were expected to keep quiet about this? Why the double standards?
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