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Letter to BS: The humanitarian crisis in J&K is govt's own making

A lot more than the promise of development is needed to address the sense of being occupied and subjugated

Women walk past a CRPF person standing guard in a street in Srinagar, Thursday

Women walk past a CRPF person standing guard in a street in Srinagar on Thursday | Photo: PTI

Business Standard New Delhi
Eyebrows are raised at the visit of a “select” team of European Union law makers to the Kashmir Valley. The group photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi with the EU MPs as part of the red carpet extended to them said it all. While supporters of the Modi government’s Kashmir policy hail it as a “truth tour” and an “excellent diplomatic strike”, critics denounce it as a “guided tour” and a “face-saving exercise”. Touted or decried, it is obvious that it has been arranged to validate the government’s claim of normalcy in Kashmir. 

The clear signal is that the government is

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First Published: Oct 29 2019 | 9:42 PM IST

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