‘A Medieval Method of Repression’

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SRINAGAR: Senior PDP leader and former minister Tariq Hameed Karra Monday strongly condemned the government’s “arbitrary” move of disallowing JKLF chief Mohammad Yasin Malik from meeting his family in Nepal.

In a statement, Karra said, resorting to the “inhuman tactics” of forcibly keeping Malik away from his family was not only a “despicable bullying” tactics of the Government, but speaks volumes about the extent to which  the Government can stoop to persecute the Kashmiri separatist leaders. “This is the most unfortunate thing to happen in a civilized society,” he said.

Karra said using such detestable tactics to cow down the separatist leaders reflects the prejudiced mindset of the government. “Such savage and tyrannical methods are not even used during the wars against enemies,” he said and added that the government should not only allow Malik to visit Nepal to meet his wife and daughter there but also provide his family the requisite travel documents so that they can be together.

He said instead of resorting to medieval methods of repression, the Government must strengthen the process of reconciliation in Jammu and Kashmir by involving all the stakeholders including the separatists to find an amicable and long-lasting solution to the Kashmir problem. 

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