Occupation of marriage halls by Indian forces punctures BJP govt’s normalcy claims: Tarigami

Srinagar, November 08 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leader, Mohammad Yousuf Tarigami has said that taking over of even marriage halls by the Indian paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and appearance of new bunkers in the name of security across the Kashmir Valley has punctured the BJP government’s ‘normalcy’ claims in the territory..

Addressing party workers in South Kashmir’s Kund area of Qazgind, he said bunkers are coming up at every nook and corner of Srinagar and new paramilitary companies have been called in Kashmir. The situation has reached a stage where more CRPF personnel are being stationed in marriage halls which is the only private space left for people in the territory.

“BJP’s fake narrative about “progress and development” in J&K post August 5, 2019 gets trashed by such incidents. Every day more draconian laws are brought in with the sole purpose of suffocating people into silence,” Tarigami said.

He said that the only progress that has been made in the last three years is creation of more tools of repression. “J&K has been made a model police state with no redressal mechanism or constitutional institution. The highest unemployment rate of 21.6 percent and staggering inflation rate of 7.39 percent in J&K belies the claims of the BJP’s “growth and development” in the region post 2019,” he said.

“J&K is a political issue and needs a political outreach and not additional forces, more draconian laws and repression. When the already available forces and draconian laws could not control the situation how can additional forces and new draconian laws do,” he questioned.

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