'Situation in Kashmir biggest failure of BJP government in New Delhi'

July 29, 2018

TEHRAN -The former chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir Omar Abdullah has termed the situation in Kashmir as one of the biggest failures of the BJP-led NDA government in New Delhi, saying the situation in the valley has alarmingly deteriorated since the Narendra Modi-led government came to power in 2014.

 Speaking to mediapersons on Friday, Abdullah, who heads National Conference party in J&K, also welcomed the statement made by the incoming Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan that he will take two steps forward if India took one step to end the conflict over Kashmir.

But he hastened to add that one must watch carefully how the PTI leader acts after he is formally elected as the head of civilian government in Pakistan.

“We have to wait for him to be sworn in. Whatever he said on Thursday about taking two steps forward for every one step India takes, it sounds good but a lot will depend on the action he is willing to take,” said Abdullah.

Situation in Kashmir has worsened in recent years with increase in civilian casualties and incidents of violence by both state and non-state actors. Recently the UN released its first ever report on the human rights situation in both parts of Kashmir and came down heavily on the Indian government for committing grave human rights abuses. New Delhi rejected the report and its recommendations.

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