The Concerned Citizens’ Group’s report in its latest findings after visiting Kashmir have said that the normalcy prevailing in Kashmir is not real as beneath it are the sentiments of people who feel that their rights have been snatched post abrogation of article 370.
The delegation led by former finance minister Yashwant Sinha and they stayed in Kashmir during the March, April 2021, and have released their report based on their findings.
This group has been coming to Jammu and Kashmir from the past several years and have released many of their reports in the press expressing concern over the situation prevailing in Kashmir valley.
According to the media outlets quoting the concerned citizens groups report have said that central governments virtual obliteration of the political mainstream, nullification of Article 370, abrogation of Article 35A, bifurcation of the state and the enactment of the new domicile laws seemed to have increased the all-pervasive sense of fear, humiliation and hopelessness among the Kashmiri population. It said people were still in shock and seemed psychologically disturbed showing heightened anxiety and paranoia about the future, especially of their children.
“When asked about the apparent ‘sense of normality’, people said that life had to go on even after two years of the lockdown – they claimed they had to work for their living and think of their children’s future. However, they were also quick to point out that this should not be taken as acceptance by them of the August 5, 2019 decisions by the Narendra Modi government,” the report was quoted in the media saying so.