New Delhi: Leaders of various political parties gathered at Delhi resolve against the current situation of Kashmir. The resolution termed the situation of the Valley as ‘Undeclared State of Emergency’.
Following is the resolution:
As a consequence of abrogation of Article 370 of the constitution of Indian in respect of Jammu and Kashmir, without following due process of consultations with the people of the State or their elected representatives, an undeclared State of Emergency has come into force in the Valley. We stand by the people of Jammu and Kashmir in their difficult hour.
The decisions taken by the Union Government to impose a complete communication black-out and the continued detention of former Chief Ministers and political leaders including Former Ministers, Ex-MLAs, Ex-MLCs, academics, members of civil society and even innocent citizens running into thousands are matter of serious concern. There has been a chilling crackdown on free speech and right of assembly. Such actions go against the fundamental rights guaranteed by the Constitution of India and need to be immediately reversed.
We demand immediate release of all public representatives of mainstream political parties and innocent citizens. We also demand immediate restoration of normalcy, and communications so that people can reach out to their loved ones and their family members.