Terming the large scale arrests across the valley ahead of Prime Minister’s visit as unjustified, Senior CPI (M) leader and MLA Kulgam Mohammad Yousuf Tarigami has said that the government is misusing the official machinery for success of PM’s rally at Srinagar. Arrests are being made indiscriminately and most of the police stations have caged the youth and sense of fear has been generated among the people. He urged the government to stop harassing the people. “What PDP-BJP coalition is aiming to achieve out of these detentions”, Tarigami questioned and said that all this is bound to prove counterproductive. Prime Minister’s visit is being given hype for nothing, as funding and allocations for any state in a federal structure is mandatory, he said and castigated the Centre for delaying relief to the flood affected people of the State. Government machinery from top to bottom is being mobilized for Prime Minister’s rally and PDP-BJP leadership is trying to give an impression that the Central Govt is bestowing huge favors to Jammu and Kashmir State. Criticizing Mufti for repeatedly praising Modi and the RSS as being tolerant and inclusive, Tarigami said that before eulogizing them he should introspect the ground realities in the State and the rest of the country which are exclusively contrary to his claims.
2015 Kashmir Despatch