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Yechury demands early hearing of petition challenging Art 370

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Says not only KPs, Muslims, Sikhs too have suffered badly; Kashmir not a piece of land, it has a history of 5000 years: Tarigami

General Secretary of CPI (M), Sitaram Yechury on Thursday demanded early hearing of petition in Supreme Court (SC) challenging the abrogation of Article 370 by the government on August 05, 2019 and said that it was not only Kashmir Pandit who have suffered in the valley, but Muslims, Sikhs and others too have been bore the brunt.

As per news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), while addressing a news conference here at Gupkar residence of party leader Muhammad Yousuf Tarigami, Yechury said that a movie titled ‘The Kashmir Files’ has been released with an aim to worsen the situation on the ground. “The people belonging to any religion or sect including Muslims, Sikhs and Kashmir Pandits have suffered equally in Kashmir. One fails to understand why the role of then Governor was not highlighted in the movie. His role should have also been highlighted,” he said.

He further added that the Kashmirs in whole have suffered even the leaders have been attacked here. “Everyone has been fighting militancy equally,” he said.

Yechury also demanded early hearing of a petition filed in the SC against the abrogation of Article 370 and added that until the petition is heard, the government should at least be barred from taking decisions and introducing new laws here.

He also said that the situation across the country has worsened, people have been suffering badly, unemployment at an all-time high and such is the situation that the youth have even now stopped searching for jobs.

“The situation of India is worsening rapidly as the constitutional pillars are being distracted,” he said, adding that it is the time to save the country and address the day to day issues of people.

Meanwhile, Tarigami, who was accompanying him, told the media persons that Kashmir is not a piece of land, but it has a history of 5000 years.

“The incumbent regime is putting the laws aside to take any decision with regard to Jammu and Kashmir. There is a need to save the democratic institutions and the country as well,” he said, adding that instead of rubbing salt on the wounds of people, there is a need to heal the wounds of people.

About ‘The Kashmir Files’, Tarigami said that the party is demanding the constitution of a commission to check the facts on the ground to know who has suffered in the Valley.

He added that the CPI (M) has decided that in collaboration with other major parties, it will strengthen the unity among the communities everywhere as the attempts are on to create wedge between the different communities.

Tarigami also said that the conference held by the party has also passed a resolution in which different issues confronting the people have been highlighted—(KNO)

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