Students of Hindu College Write to PM Modi on Kashmir Situation
“I believe those yellow coloured postcards which cost 50 paise can make a change,” a student wrote on Facebook.
Some students of Hindu College, University of Delhi, have written postcards to Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressing their concern over the condition of people in the Valley, who have been subjected to continued restrictions and a communication clampdown for almost 60 days now.
“I believe those yellow coloured postcards which cost 50 paise can make a change. I believe a solidarity across colleges can make a change. This is the reason why we gathered in college today and wrote letters to the PM.”
One of the postcards written by the students urged the PM to lift the communication ban and restore normalcy in J&K.
“Things are not fine in Kashmir. The never-ending siege completes 56 days. More than eight million Kashmiris are caged in their own homes. Regional journalism is oppressed. This is not normalcy,” one of the postcards read.
Restrictions were first imposed across Kashmir on 5 August when the Centre announced its decision to abrogate Article 370 of the Constitution and bifurcate the state into two Union Territories.
The restrictions were lifted in phases from many parts of the Valley as the situation improved over time.
However, the authorities have been imposing restrictions in vulnerable areas of the Valley every Friday, apprehending that vested interests might exploit the large gatherings at big mosques and shrines to fuel protests, PTI reported.
Friday prayers have not been allowed at any of the major mosques or shrines in the Valley for over a month now.
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