Monday, 6 December 2021

India top court orders govt to restore normalcy in Kashmir

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court of India (SCI) on Monday ordered Modi-led Hindu nationalist government to ensure normalcy in Kashmir.

Besides, senior Congress party member Ghulam Nabi Azad has been permitted by the court for visiting the disputed Himalayan region.

The ruling came as India’s top court took up multiple pleas against Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s August 5 decision of revoking the special autonomy of Indian-occupied Kashmir.

Top politicians in the US have called upon India to stop human rights abuses, restore democratic rights and open the communication networks. Human rights bodies all over the world have condemned the violation of fundamental rights even while international media organisations like the Washington Post, The New York Times, BBC, The Guardian and Al Jazeera have consistently reported the ground situation in Kashmir, including the atrocities faced by the people. Indeed, Kashmir has become an international issue.

Of late, midnight raids seem to have stopped, and young people are apparently not being picked up any more. No one knows the exact count but locals allege that at least 4000 people, including politicians and several youngsters, have been picked up, most of whom are either under house arrest or imprisoned in Hotel Centaur next to the Dal Lake since the clampdown.

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