Kashmir MP meets PM Modi: Tells him ‘don’t take Pakistan seriously’
New Delhi, Mar
16: After the release of former Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah, former PDP
leader and Member of Parliament Nazeer Ahmed Laway on Monday met Prime Minister
Narendra Modi and demanded that former Cheif Minister Mehboba Mufti should also
be released along with Omar Abdullah.
After the meeting
speaking to IANS, Laway said, “There are two Chief Ministers and many youths
who are under detention and I have demanded that all of them should be
He said that the
Prime Minister has assured him of more affirmative action and the detainees
will be released soon.
The PDP MP has
also said that he hopes “the political process in Jammu and Kashmir starts
soon”. Laway hailed the Prime Minister for taking the initiative on the issue
of COVID-19 and said that the Prime Minister has done good work.
On the question
of Pakistan raising Kashmir issue during the video conferencing with Prime
Minister modi over coronavirus, Laway said, “We should not take Pakistan
Minister and Lok Sabha member, Farooq Abdullah was set free on Friday after
authorities said his detention under the Public Safety Act (PSA) had been
Friday promised to be in the Parliament in the next two weeks as he said he is
recovering from an eye surgery.
leader Ghulam Nabi Azad met Abdullah on Saturday, and sought early restoration
of political process in Jammu and Kashmir. Azad had said, “the political
process has to start. Only with political process, elections are held and the
government is chosen by the people.”
Talking to the
media along with Abdullah at the latter’s residence, Azad said India was not
famous for its size but democracy. But it was no democracy when three former
chief ministers were under detention for over seven months, and the fourth had
to seek the Supreme Court”s permission for a visit, he added.
The Union Home
Minister Amit Shah on Sunday had announced that the government will formulate a
domicile policy for Jammu & Kashmir, a demand many have made since the
revocation of its special status last year after meeting with the 24-member
delegation of the newly formed Apni Party led by Altaf Bukhari in New Delhi.
The Home Minister
assured the delegation that Jammu and Kashmir will have a better domicile
policy than other states in the country and a reasonable economic development
policy will be drafted soon after widespread consultations, official sources
told IANS. (IANS)