P Chidambaram – Former Union Finance Minister:
Today is August 6. Will all political parties and right-thinking citizens please spare a thought for the virtual prison in which 7.5 million Kashmiris are living for the last one year?
Dr Farooq Abdullah was not allowed to hold a pre-announced meeting with leaders of other democratic parties. Is this the new ‘democracy’ that is visualised by the BJP?
All leaders are under house arrest. If you question the government, they will tell the Court that no one is under house arrest. This is post-truth India!
House arrest is a completely illegal instrument that has no legal sanction under the Code of Criminal Procedure. It is an abuse of power
We must all raise our collective voice and demand that Ms Mehbooba Mufti be released forthwith and all those placed under house arrest be allowed the freedom they are entitled to under the Constitution
The world is watching the brazen denial of human rights in India. India’s proud record as a free and democratic country is diminished every day