Wednesday, August 10th, 2016

Why PM Modi speaks about Kashmir from Madhya Pradesh and not in Parliament: Ghulam Nabi Azad

Narada Desk | August 10, 2016 1:00 pm Print
Congress leader of opposition in Rajya Sabha , Ghulam Nabi Azad has hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for not speaking on Kashmir in parliament
Ghulam Nabi Azad : Leader of Congress Rajya Sabha

As Jammu and Kashmir enters  33rd day of  the curfew , the Kashmir unrest was echoed in parliament with the Rajya Sabha giving five hours to discuss the pressing problem. The  Leader of Opposition , senior Congress  leader  and former J&K CM Ghulam Nabi Azad  once gain questioned the Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s absence in the house during the sensitive debate. “The crown of India (Kashmir) is burning. You must have felt the heat on your head, if not the heart,” Azad said initiating the debate.

The Kashmir debate in the Rajya Sabha came more than a month after violence erupted in the valley following the July 8 killing of Hizb ul Mujaheedin commander Burhan Wani.

More than 55 people have been killed in the weeks of demonstrations and clashes between Kashmiri protesters and security forces. The violence has left thousands injured. Hundreds, who have been hit by pellets, have partially or fully lost their eyesight.

When the house began discussing the situation, Modi was not present. The Prime Minister had in his public rally in Madhya Pradesh a day earlier appealed for peace in the valley.

“How come the Prime Minister addresses Kashmir from Madhya Pradesh… Why not from the house,” Azad asked. “Is there no value of the parliament?”

“Do not only love the beauty of Kashmir. Love those who have been blinded, injured and killed,” he added.

IANS

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