Srinagar, December 21 (KMS): In a shameful attempt to portray ‘peace and normalcy’ in Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the Modi regime brought some Indian men and women wearing Kashmiris’ traditional dress, pheran, to Srinagar’s Lal Chowk, today, to mark the self-styled “International Pheran Day”.
However, this picture, taken by a photographer, Majid Maqbool in the Srinagar’s same Lal Chowk tells the real story of how the Kashmiri people have been treated by the Indian occupation regimes in the past and present.
The picture taken in 1996 is of a blind man slowly negotiating his way on the road with a walking stick. Like other people, he was also stopped by the Indian troops and asked to lift his Pheran. The man, well into his eighties and also blind, if is not spared in the past, how an ordinary Kashmiri be treated in the Hindutva regime led by Modi is not something unimaginable.
The fact is that human rights situation after abrogation of Article 370 has deteriorated many degrees down in IIOJK.