CPI-M demands early hearing of petition challenging Article 370

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The General Secretary of Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M), Sitaram Yechury has demanded early hearing of petition in Indian Supreme Court (SC) challenging the abrogation of Article 370 by the Modi government on August 05, 2019 of illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir.

Sitaram Yechury addressing a news conference in Srinagar said until the petition is heard, the government should at least be barred from taking decisions and introducing new laws in IIOJK.

He said a movie ‘The Kashmir Files’ has been released with an aim to worsen the situation on the ground. “The people belonging to any religion or sect, including Muslims, Sikhs and Kashmir Pandits, have suffered equally in Kashmir. One fails to understand why the role of then Governor Jaghmohan was not highlighted in the movie. His role should have also been highlighted,” he said.

He also said that the situation across India has worsened, people have been suffering badly, unemployment at an all-time high and such is the situation that the youth have even now stopped searching for jobs.

Meanwhile, the CMP-M leader and People’s Alliance for Gupkar Declaration (PAGD) spokesman, Mohammad Yousuf Tarigami who was accompanying Sitaram Yechury, told the media persons that Kashmir was not a piece of land but has a history of 5000 years.

About ‘The Kashmir Files’, Tarigami said that the party is demanding the constitution of a commission to check the facts on the ground to know who has suffered in the Kashmir Valley.

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