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Opposition forwarded signed memorandum to President against undeclared emergency in J&K


Opposition forwarded signed memorandum to President against undeclared emergency in J&K

Last Updated on : 14 Feb,2020 | Source : Universal News Timeline

New Delhi:
The Opposition forwarded the signed memorandum to President Ramnath Kovind against curbs and curtailments of civil rights and liberties of the people of J&K during the past over seven months. Memorandum signed by more than thirteen political parties Leaders and Members of Parliament representing both the houses, forwarded by Congress leader of opposition, Rajya Sabha, Ghulam Nabi Azad to President on Thursday . The Memorandum demands release of former CMs Farooq Abdullah, Omar and Mehbooba and all political leaders to facilitate early assembly polls and restore democracy in the erstwhile state.

The memorandum forwarded by the leaders further demands immediate restoration of security withdrawn from all the political leaders .
The Leaders also expressed its deep solidarity with the people of J and K who underwent numerous kinds of curbs and curtailments of their civil rights and liberties during the past over seven months after the abrogation of the special status to their state under Article 370 of the Constitution. The erstwhile state was put into a state of undeclared emergency whereby all mainstream opposition leaders and activists were put to severe restrictions including detentions and some of them under the stringent provisions of law for undeclared periods.

The memorandum submitted by the delegation said that Govt should take everyone on board and senior leader like Farooq Abdullah, former Chief Minister of state restored the democracy in J and K by participating in elections despite militancy have been put behind bars and it is high time for the government to release him so that he can attend the remaining  budget session of  the parliament.

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