CPIM MLA from Kulgam (J&K) in this exclusive interview with Communalism Combat-Newsclick urges for an all party political intervention in Kashmir involving all shades of political opinion to restore the people of the valley to a life of dignity. Teesta Setalvad conducted the interview telephonically from Delhi on the evening of Monday, July 11
Neither the state government under the PDP chief minister nor the central government under Modi have showed any inclination to further any political dialogue nor resolve long pending demands and resentments, the senior political leader, Tarigami added. Narendra Modi, prime minister, presently, on a whirlwind tour of African nations has so far not spoken a word on the conflict that has so far left 30 dead, 2 from the police, 28 civilians. Three police personnel are reportedly missing so far. The death of Burhan Wani, a 22 year old Hizb-Ul-Mujahideen commander who was killed in an ‘encounter’ last Friday had led to waves of protests all over the valley and a funeral procession where thousands participated, a number very high for attendance at funerals even given the previous record of the valley over 25 years. Some media has reported that Indian home minister, Rajnath Singh today spoke to sections of the political opposition in Delhi
Social media, especially facebook and twitter have been used and over used over the past four days to express opinions and sentiments on the question, with reports authenticated and otherwise doing the rounds even as trolls and abusers have had a field day.