New Delhi, Aug 25: Slamming those accusing the opposition of “politicising” the Jammu and Kashmir issue, Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Sunday said that “shutting down” of democratic rights in Kashmir is “political” and “anti-national”and asserted that the Congress will not stop raising its voice against it.
“How long is this going to continue? This is one out of millions of people who are being silenced and crushed in the name of ‘Nationalism’,” Priyanka Gandhi Vadra said in a tweet accompanying the video.
Priyanka Gandhi tagged a video in which a woman is seen telling Rahul Gandhi, on the flight from Srinagar, problems being faced by her family and loved ones
“For those who accuse the opposition of ‘politicising’ this issue: There is nothing more ‘political’ and ‘anti national’ than the shutting down of all democratic rights that is taking place in Kashmir,” Priyanka Gandhi said. “It is the duty of every one of us to raise our voices against it, we will not stop doing so,” she added.
Her remarks come a day after a delegation of opposition leaders, including Rahul Gandhi were not allowed to leave Srinagar airport by the state administration to take stock of the situation after the abrogation of Article 370 provisions. The delegation had to return to the national capital.
Earlier this month, the government had revoked J&K’s special status under Article 370 and bifurcated the state into two Union territories — Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh.