CRPF taking over community halls punctures Government’s normalcy claims: Tarigami
Srinagar: CPI (M) leader Muhammad Yousuf Tarigami Sunday said that taking over of community halls in Srinagar by the CRPF and coming up of new security bunkers across Kashmir had “punctured” the BJP government’s normalcy claims in J&K.
Addressing party workers in the Kund area of Qazigund in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district, Tarigami said the security bunkers were coming up in every nook and corner of Srinagar and new paramilitary companies had been called into Kashmir.
“The situation has reached a stage where additional CRPF personnel are stationed in marriage halls which is the only private space left for the people here. Taking over even marriage halls by the CRPF and coming up with new security bunkers across Kashmir has punctured the BJP government’s normalcy claims in J&K after the unconstitutional abrogation of the erstwhile state’s special status under Article 370,” he said.
Tarigami said that the BJP’s “fake narrative” about progress and development in J&K post 5 August 2019 gets “trashed” by such incidents.
“Every day more draconian laws are brought in with the sole purpose of suffocating people into silence,” he said.
The CPI (M) leader said that the “only progress” that had been made in the last three years was the creation of “more tools of repression”.
“J&K has been made a model police state with no redress mechanism or constitutional institution. The highest unemployment rate of 21.6 percent and a staggering inflation rate of 7.39 percent in J&K belies the claims of the BJP’s growth and development in the region post-2019,” he said.