Srinagar, Feb 05 : Senior CPM leader Mohammed Yousuf Tairgami on Wednesday writes and letter to Prime minster of India Narinder Modi regarding the restriction in Kashmir valley since 5 august .
The letter is below
It is now six months since the severe restrictions had been clamped in Jammu & Kashmir following the abrupt abrogation of Article 370 & 35A of the Indian Constitution through a resolution adopted by the Parliament.
Thousands have been detained from the night of the 4th-5th of August 2019. Many of them are lodged in jails in J&K and outside, detained in their residences under virtual house arrest or in other different locations. These include such people who have served as Union Cabinet ministers in the past, people like Shri Farooq Abdullah, Ms. Mehbooba Mufti & Shri Omar Abdullah (all three former Chief Ministers), Shri Mohd. Yusuf Tarigami, a four time elected MLA to the now defunct assembly of the state of Jammu & Kashmir, and many others.
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.
The assurances made to the people at the time of the accession of the state to the Indian Union must be honoured.
I hope you will consider the matter with all the seriousness that it warrants.