“HM inaugurating international flights from Srinagar & laying foundation of new medical colleges isn’t new. Half a dozen medical colleges were sanctioned by UPA gov(ernment) & are functional now. Post Article 370 abrogation & an engineered crisis, J&K has been thrown into chaos,” Mehbooba mentioned in a sequence of tweets.
She mentioned the Union authorities ought to tackle the actual issues to supply a way of reduction to folks.
“This crisis is of GOI’s making & instead of reaching out they opted for cosmetic steps that don’t address the actual problem. Ideally, HM’s visit should have been preceded by following up on PM’s assurances post the all-party meeting,” Mehbooba mentioned.
“CBMs such as lifting the siege that J&K has been put under since 2019, releasing prisoners, ending the harassment people here face on a daily basis, taking tangible steps to revive the economy esp(ecially) horticulture would have provided a sense of relief,” she added.
Contrary to that, previous to Shah’s go to, 700 civilians had been detained, booked beneath the Public Safety Act and plenty of shifted to jails outdoors Kashmir, the previous chief minister alleged.
“Such oppressive steps further vitiate an already tense atmosphere. ‘Normalcy acrobatics’ are in full swing while reality is denied & obfuscated,” she mentioned.