Opposition leaders demand release of Mehbooba Mufti, Omar Abdullah
Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha, Ghulam Nabi Azad, said the government was mocking the Constitution.
Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha, Ghulam Nabi Azad, said the government was mocking the Constitution. “If we do not recognise that there is no democracy, then we are living in a fool’s paradise,” Azad said. “The ruling party has made a great joke of the Constitution. What kind of law is this? I am from J&K and I am not allowed to go there. I tried twice but was sent back.” Apart from Azad, Manish Tewari, Mani Shankar Aiyar and Karti Chidambaram represented the Congress.
“The government has detained three former chief ministers of J&K for more than 15 days now and we demand their immediate release,” DMK Lok Sabha leader TR Baalu told ET.
The other leaders who took part in the protest included CPM general secretary Sitaram Yechury, CPI general secretary D Raja, Ramgopal Yadav of SP, Manoj Jha of RJD, Dinesh Trivedi of Trinamool Congress, Sharad Yadav, and Shehla Rashid. “The government is saying that things are normal in Kashmir. Then why was former CM and leader of opposition Ghulam Nabi Azad taken back to Delhi, once from Srinagar and then from Jammu airport,” asked RJD leader Manoj Jha. DMK had reached out to parties such as NCP, BSP and AAP too.