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NC seeks release of political leaders

November 05, 2019 | BK NEWS DESK/SRINAGAR

The National Conference Tuesday urged the government to release all political leaders detained after August 5 when the union government revoked Article 35 A and Article 370 of the Indian constitution that conferred special status on the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir.
In a statement issued Tuesday evening, the NC said November 5 of total strike in Kashmir against revocation of the aforementioned articles and bifurcation of the state into two union territories.
The statement said the union government had taken people of Jammu and Kashmir for granted by imposing restrictions and blocking internet.
"Hundreds of persons are still under detention outside the state, putting many families through enormous hardship," it said.
The NC said even basic SMS facilities are not being allowed.
"We urge the government to take urgent steps to normalise the situation and allow democratic activity to take place with the release of all mainstream political leaders detained since August 5 including three former chief ministers," the statement said. .
NC leaders and former Chief Ministers Farooq Abdullah and Omar Abdullah, along with PDP chief and another former Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti continued to be under detention in Jammu and Kashmir since August 5.
The NC said while the government has talked about restoring the paralyzed education system, schools have hardly functioned, colleges even less so and Kashmir University has not even opened after summer holidays.
The NC said commerce in the Valley has been reduced to business conducted on handcarts.
"Absence of the Internet has hurt people who need proper healthcare, has hurt students and the business community," it said.

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NC seeks release of political leaders

November 05, 2019 | BK NEWS DESK/SRINAGAR

The National Conference Tuesday urged the government to release all political leaders detained after August 5 when the union government revoked Article 35 A and Article 370 of the Indian constitution that conferred special status on the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir.
In a statement issued Tuesday evening, the NC said November 5 of total strike in Kashmir against revocation of the aforementioned articles and bifurcation of the state into two union territories.
The statement said the union government had taken people of Jammu and Kashmir for granted by imposing restrictions and blocking internet.
"Hundreds of persons are still under detention outside the state, putting many families through enormous hardship," it said.
The NC said even basic SMS facilities are not being allowed.
"We urge the government to take urgent steps to normalise the situation and allow democratic activity to take place with the release of all mainstream political leaders detained since August 5 including three former chief ministers," the statement said. .
NC leaders and former Chief Ministers Farooq Abdullah and Omar Abdullah, along with PDP chief and another former Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti continued to be under detention in Jammu and Kashmir since August 5.
The NC said while the government has talked about restoring the paralyzed education system, schools have hardly functioned, colleges even less so and Kashmir University has not even opened after summer holidays.
The NC said commerce in the Valley has been reduced to business conducted on handcarts.
"Absence of the Internet has hurt people who need proper healthcare, has hurt students and the business community," it said.


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