Modi govt’s policies have burned down Jammu and Kashmir: Rahul Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi says that the problems emanating in Kashmir are the internal business of India and the policies of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi and NDA are the one responsible for the ongoing crisis in the state.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: July 21, 2017 1:21 pm
Congress VP Rahul Gandhi Congress VP Rahul Gandhi says Kashmir is an internal issue of India. (File)

Attacking the Narendra Modi-led BJP government at the Centre over its failure in controlling the situation in Jammu and Kashmir, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi said, “Mai kaafi samay se keh raha hoon ki Narendra Modi ji aur NDA ki policies ne Jammu Kashmir ko jala diya hai (I have been saying this for a long time that the policies of Narendra Modi and NDA has burned down Jammu & Kashmir).” The Congress vice-president went on to say that the Kashmir issue is an internal matter of India. “Ye humara internal matter, business hai aur iss mein kisi ka kuch lena dena nahi hai (Its our internal matter and no one has to do anything with it),” Rahul Gandhi was quoted by ANI as saying.

Stressing on the fact that the problems of Kashmir belonged only to India, Rahul Gandhi said, “Kashmir is India and India is Kashmir.” The Congress vice-president’s statement is in stark contrast to the remarks on Kashmir made by his former ally Farooq Abdullah.

Earlier in the day, former Jammu & Kashmir chief minister Farooq Abdullah had emphasised that the problems between India and Pakistan can be solved only through dialogue. The National conference chief said, “You have to catch the bull by the horns, sometimes you have do it.” Hinting that foreign nations could be called in to take forward the dialogue process, Abdullah said, “Trump himself said I want to settle Kashmir problem, we didn’t ask them to. China too said they want to mediate in Kashmir.”

The Kashmir issue has emerged as major challenge for both the Centre and the state government as cases of stone pelting, cross-border terrorism, infiltration bids have increased in the region in the past few months. The state witnessed one of its biggest internal crisis with continuous protests from people, students and activists in the state ever since the encounter of Hizb-ul-Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani last year.

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  1. Kustagi Raghavendrachar
    Jul 22, 2017 at 8:35 pm
    Now it is already late for Rahul to go for another foreign trip.He has completeted number of tasks after he returned from his latest foreign trip .He attended the meeting where ghatbandhan'VP candidate was decided.He met secretly the chinese ambassodor to plan something which he alone knows.He attended and addressed kissan rally.He even attended the LS sessions.He made some comments on Kashmir problems for which his ancestors had a big contri bution..He has also seen two important leaders of his party showing their back and deserting congress party .He has also done some spitting act against the sun(Narendra Modi) When he has done all this responsible work does he not require relaxation?
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      N.P.NAIR
      Jul 22, 2017 at 5:51 pm
      Shame on u IE.Only paper like u publish a mad man's utterings!!
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        vatsal
        Jul 22, 2017 at 11:28 am
        Rahulji's parents, g -mother, great g father were responsible for the mess. Rahulji is also responsible as he wants too persist with failed theory of his great-grans father. "Naach na aaye aangan teda"
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          Saurabh
          Jul 22, 2017 at 7:20 am
          What a stupid fellow. If he has courage , he should introduce a bill to remove article 370 from the cons ution and get the help of congress and NC in Kashmir to pass the bill in assembly. Mein Dam Nahin, keval Pad Martas Hai.
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            Saurabh
            Jul 22, 2017 at 7:21 am
            Rahul Gandhi ki Mein Dum Nahin, keval Paad Marta Hai
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            A R
            Jul 21, 2017 at 4:38 pm
            what were you doing for 10 years when in power. Your govt. fired at crowd and killed kashmiris. BJP is not like your party. BJP and all indians love kashmiris. Dont try to put petrol in fire.
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