New Delhi, August 25: Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Sunday lashed out at Narendra Modi government for the restrictions in Jammu and Kashmir and accused it of being "anti-national" and silencing the voice of people in the valley. This tweet comes a day after former Congress president Rahul Gandhi-led delegation were sent back to Delhi from the Srinagar airport. Kashmiri Woman on Flight From Srinagar to Delhi Breaks Down Before Rahul Gandhi, Narrates Her Plight; Watch Video.
In her posts, she re-tweeted a video clip of a distraught Kashmir woman speaking to Gandhi about the problems in Jammu and Kashmir following the restrictions. The woman can be heard saying, "our children have not been able to move out of their houses. My brother is a heart patient and not getting proper treatment. We are totally in trouble.". Rahul Gandhi-Led Delegation Wanted to Aggravate Situation in Jammu & Kashmir, Says Governor Satya Pal Malik.
Tweet by Priyanka Gandhi:
there is NOTHING more ‘political’ and ‘anti national’ than the shutting down of all democratic rights that is taking place in Kashmir. It is the duty of every one of us to raise our voices against it, we will not stop doing so.
— Priyanka Gandhi Vadra (@priyankagandhi) August 25, 2019
Reacting to the clip, Priyanka tweeted, "How long is this going to continue? This is one out of millions of people who are being silenced and crushed in the name of “Nationalism”. There is NOTHING more ‘political’ and ‘anti-national’ than the shutting down of all democratic rights that is taking place in Kashmir. It is the duty of every one of us to raise our voices against it, we will not stop doing so."
Rahul Gandhi had planned to visit Jammu and Kashmir to survey the ground reality. But he and other opposition leaders were turned away from Srinagar airport. After return, Gandhi said that this proves that the situation in the valley is not normal.