Stating that undeclared emergency has been imposed by the government in Kashmir, Peoples Democratic Front (PDF) president and MLA Khansahib Hakim Mohammad Yasin today said that in democracy everybody has right to put forward his view.“There is state of emergency in Kashmir. Employees are being harassed and sacked from the services without any formal charges and enquiry. Son is being arrested in place of father and father is being put in jail instead of son. The freedom of press has been curbed,” he said in a statement issued here.Reminding Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti of her promises made with the people during 2014 elections, the PDF chief said, “Where has her party’s promise of ‘goli se nahi, baat banege boli se’ gone? There is a mismatch between the words and deeds of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its leadership.”“The situation is going back towards 90’s as there is fear, chaos and confusion everywhere. More than 90 civilians have been killed, thousands others are injured, hundreds blinded while thousands others including students have been jailed. The ailing people including separatist leaders aren’t being provided the proper medi-care facilities in jails,” he rued.
The MLA Khansahib said it seems whole Kashmir has been turned into a jail and people have been caged. “The PDP-BJP coalition government to give false impression of peace is treating the people of Kashmir as enemies which could have disastrous results. It is high time that without wasting further time, the government initiates a meaningful and time bound dialogue with all stakeholders in the state including separatists to restore the normalcy,” he demanded.
Hakim Yasin urged the government to immediately stop the arrest spree across Kashmir and release the ailing separatist leaders including Mohammad Yasin Malik without any further delay.He also asked the government not to play politics over holding of board exams in Kashmir. “Students are not academically and psychologically prepared to appear in all-important board exams, but it seems that the government to score political points wants to make them as scapegoats. When the students have not completed even 30 percent of the syllabus how can they appear in exams and score good marks in this time of tough competition,” the PDF chief said.“Nobody is against conducting of exams, but with other considerations you also have to think about the future of the students,” he added. (CNS)