Srinagar: Prime minister of India Narendra Modi’s statement on Kashmir is a futile attempt at underplaying the ongoing struggle in Kashmir. To connect the 70 year old struggle for freedom and liberty of the people of this state with development and livelihood issues indicates the delusion that the Indian State seems to be suffering from.
The current turmoil draws sustenance from the unconditional support of all peace loving people of this state and cannot be termed as the handiwork of a “handful of misguided elements” by any stretch of imagination. The brutality with which children, women and teenagers have been attacked have found no mention in the Prime Minister’s remarks.
Mehbooba’s statement terming the present turmoil as ‘Hulla Gulla” is condemnable as it is insensitive and inappropriate. KCCI also expresses suprise at DGP’s statement assuring police protection of shopkeepers.The statement is aimed at dividing the business community of the state. The business community fully supports the ongoing phase of struggle.