Peoples Democratic Social gathering (PDP) chief and Rajya Sabha MP Fayaz Ahmad Mir in contrast the Public Security Act (PSA) in Jammu and Kashmir with the coronavirus in China by claiming folks have been afraid to speak about each the problems.
“There’s democracy on this nation, however if you happen to say something they impose the PSA virus on you. China has coronavirus and we’ve got this. That’s the reason individuals are afraid to speak on points in Kashmir, they’re afraid of them being detained beneath PSA,” Mr Mir mentioned.
“Whilst a member of Parliament, I’m afraid of PSA. Who is aware of when the police may come and arrest me,” he added.
He additional raised questions on the Centre’s announcement of panchayat elections to be held in March in Jammu-Kashmir, to replenish the posts mendacity vacant within the area.
“The federal government is complicated the folks on this matter. Final yr they have been claiming that that they had carried out city native physique and panchayat elections. They’d made claims in regards to the voting share, how did these vacancies then come up?” Mr Mir mentioned.
“Elections are often held as soon as each 5 years. However in Kashmir they’re being held each three months, this reveals the situation of Kashmir. The federal government has by itself confirmed that nobody participated within the elections held final yr,” he alleged.
Mr Mir additionally mentioned that the delegation of international envoys go to to the area was a type of “diplomatic tourism” being completed by the federal government and mentioned it can don’t have any impact on the situation of the folks.
Earlier on Thursday, the state election fee (SEC) had introduced that the panchayat polls in Jammu and Kashmir can be held in eight phases for Kashmir and 4 phases for Jammu to fill 1011 sarpanch and 1639 panch vacancies.
The ballot phases are scheduled to be held on March 5,7, 9, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20.