Release those detained in J-K, restore democratic process: Sitaram Yechury to PM Modi


By: PTI | New Delhi |

Published: February 5, 2020 7:56:38 pm





Release those detained in J-K, restore democratic process: Sitaram Yechury to PM Modi In his letter, Sitaram Yechury has stated hundreds have been detained because the intervening night time of August 4-5, 2019. (File)

CPI(M) common secretary Sitaram Yechury on Wednesday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi calling for launch of the individuals detained in Kashmir, lifting of the clampdown on communications, restoration of the democratic course of and honouring the assurances made to individuals on the time of the state’s accession to the Indian Union.

It has been six months since restrictions had been imposed in Jammu and Kashmir following the abrogation of Articles 370 and 35A of the Indian Constitution by a decision adopted by Parliament.

In his letter, Yechury has stated hundreds have been detained because the intervening night time of August 4-5, 2019. They embody individuals like Farooq Abdullah, Mehbooba Mufti and Omar Abdullah (all three former Chief Ministers of the erstwhile state), Mohd. Yusuf Tarigami, a four-time elected MLA to the now defunct meeting, and plenty of others, he stated.

“I am writing to you to demand that the detained persons be released and granted their liberty and freedoms as guaranteed by the Indian Constitution. The communications clampdown must be lifted and the democratic processes restored immediately. These have severely impacted the economy of the region imposing unprecedented misery on the people,” he stated.

“The assurances made to the people at the time of the accession of the state to the Indian Union must be honoured,” the letter stated.

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