G H Mir regrets Modi’s ‘silence’ over violence against Kashmiris

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Srinagar: Democratic Party Nationalist (DPN) president Ghulam Hassan Mir on Thursday regretted the “silence” of Prime Minister Narendra Modi about incidents of violence against Kashmiris in various parts of the country.
Mir in a statement said that it is strange that PM is “silent on assault and harassment of Kashmiris”.
“This is against what he had said twice on two consecutive Independence Days in 2017 and 2018 that he would adopt the policy of embracing Kashmiris to resolve the issue,” he said.
“The harassment of Kashmiris violates the spirit of Indian ethos and also the claim that Kashmir is an integral part of India,” Mir added.
DPN president further said that Prime Minister should speak out on this issue “as it would send a message to the hooligans that Kashmiris are to be protected not harassed”.
He said that the “boycotting Kashmir” remark by Meghalaya Governor is against the spirit of the Constitution of India. “This is unfortunate that no action has been taken against him.”
“PM should realise gravity of the situation and put an end to this atmosphere of hate against Kashmiris,” he added.