Stating that situation in Kashmir was going back to 1990’s, Peoples Democratic Front (PDF) President and MLA Khansahib Hakim Mohammad Yasin today asked the government why it is silent on the prevailing unrest in the Valley.People are being killed at the hands of unidentified gunmen, school and private buildings are being burnt by unidentified people and government is watching the situation as mute spectator. The primary job of the government is to secure the life and property of the people which the incumbent government has miserably failed to do as it seems they are not serious,” Hakim Yasin said in a statement issued to KNS.“Where is the government and where is its administration? For how long will this continue?” he asked.He said that both central and state governments have maintained silence over the prevailing situation in Kashmir which is unfortunate. “For the past almost four months there is a logjam in Kashmir and people are on streets.
Instead of seeing what has forced the people to come on streets, the government is using brute forces to quell them. In democracy everybody has right to put forth his point of view, but unfortunately the incumbent government only believes using force,” he said.
The PDF chief said the situation in the state was worsening day by day and the prevailing situation reminds of the 1990’s state of affairs. “Who are the unidentified gunmen who are killing the innocent people? Who are the unidentified people who are burning the schools? When separatists have already condemned these incidents, it is the job of the government to identify these unidentified hands,” he demanded.Hakim Yasin also urged the former Union Minister Yashwant Sinha led delegation which visited the Kashmir recently to present a factual report before the government of India regarding Kashmir situation. “They (delegation) met various people including separatists during their visit and people are hopeful that they will put the right picture before the Center government vis-avis Kashmir so that way for future dialogue could be found,” he said.
The MLA Khansahib also demanded that government should immediately release all the political detainees and separatist leaders to pave way for dialogue.He also asked the government not to make holding of board exams as point of prestige. “Unrest continues while temperatures have also dipped which is not the appropriate time to hold exams. Studentss 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,” Hakim Yasin said.Urging the government to take a realistic approach while holding board exams he said that educational institutions were last open on June 30. “How will students coup-up when almost 70 percent syllabus is incomplete. Nobody is against conducting of exams, but with other considerations you also have to think about the future of the students.” (KNS)