Fatuity Of The Kashmir Administration
The J&K Administration in India, headed by that modern Nero, has issued full page advertisements in local Kashmiri newspapers asking the people to end their ‘self imposed’ shutdown, and resume normal lives. This fatuity really takes the cake.
Does that caporegime (whose Don and Consiglieri sit in Delhi), that real life Clemenza, not know that internet and mobile phones are not luxuries but necessities today, and without lifting the prohibition on these, lives can never be normal for the Kashmiris? Depriving people of internet and mobiles even for one day can make a person’s life miserable, what to say of 70 days. Is this prohibition on mobiles and internet ‘self imposed’?
Many Kashmiris have died because they could not get timely medical treatment in absence of these facilities.
Earlier, a form could be filled in and submitted online from home, but now people in Kashmir have to sometimes travel 20 kms or more to get it and submit it.
Communication by Kashmiris living outside Kashmir with relatives living inside is difficult. Curfews and other restrictions have made lives of Kashmiris hellish. And to add salt on the wound, these restrictions are called ‘self-imposed’. I really think the persons ruling the state are out of their minds.
Markandey Katju is a former judge of the Supreme Court of India. He was also the Chairman of the Press Council of India.