Yashwant Sinha's Concerned Citizens’ Group JK report

Yashwant Sinha's Concerned Citizens’ Group JK report

In picture: veteran leader Yashwant Sinha. PTI file photo.

Jammu and Kashmir is now under Governor's Rule after BJP pulled out of the PDP-led coalition government. While BJP described it as an action taken in "national interest", opposition parties and activists feel the imposition of Governor's Rule in the state could be detrimental. A Concerned Citizens' Group led by veteran leader Yashwant Sinha landed in Kashmir for a visit on June 19, the day BJP pulled out of the coalition. The five-member team spent the next five days interacting with political leaders, civil society activists and others. After their interaction with opinion makers they interacted, they said in their seven-page report, most Kashmiris believe that the manner in which the BJP "masterminded" the fall of the PDP-led coalition government had "little to do" with the situation in Kashmir but part of a "grand strategy" with an eye on the Lok Sabha elections. 

The report released on June 29 says, "most disturbing aspect of the present situation was that the Kashmiri youth was under nobody’s control. Such was the sense of disempowerment and helplessness among the youngsters that not even parental control seemed to work on those intent on joining the ranks of militants. There was glamorisation of violence among them. The youth read about the lynching of members of the minority community in the rest of India and this probably further fuelled their antipathy towards the Indian state."

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