The Kashmir unrest was taken up in the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday, a day after the government came under increased pressure from the Opposition.
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Opposition leaders had voiced concern over the Valley being curfew-bound for over a month and demanded a stop to the use of pellet guns. They also demanded a parliamentary delegation to be sent to Kashmir to deliberate with all sections, and an all-party meet to find a resolution.
“We don’t want to accuse the government. Rather, we are ready to help control the situation. Innocent women and children are dying. Your security forces are dying. Why are you shying away from debate?” leader of Opposition Ghulam Nabi Azad said on Tuesday, when curfew entered its 32nd day in the state.
2pm: House resumes. Sitaram Yechury, CPM, says no solutions have been found in over 32 days of turmoil in Kashmir, and use of pellet guns has also not stopped despite repeated requests.
“Vultures only come down when they smell blood. Blood is being spilled in Kashmir and that’s why vultures are coming in from across the border,” he says.
“String of betrayals over the years has resulted in trust deficit with the people of Kashmir,” he says, urging the government to start the “political process of dialogue”.