India’s opposition wants Narendra Modi to reveal his Kashmir plan in Parliament
- Congress has given adjournment motion notice in the Parliament, demanding an official statement over the
- Former chief ministers of Kashmir — Omar Abdullah and
Mehbooba Mufti— have been placed under house arrest.
- Internet and mobile services have also been suspended in several areas the government imposed section 144 from midnight.
Nazir Ahmad of People’s Democratic Party has issued a zero hour notice in the Parliament.
Meanwhile, the issue is also being addressed in upper house where Congress MPs — Ghulam Nabi Azad, Anand Sharma, Ambika Soni, and Bhubaneswar Kalita have extended Adjournment Motion notice over Kashmir issue.
This adjournment motion is available to draw the attention of the government and criticise its decision in an urgent matter for which a motion or resolution, with notice, would be too late, according to PRS Legislative.
If the adjournment motion is accepted, the House adjourns after voting. The adoption of an adjournment motion is seen as a strong disagreement with government policy, although there is no compulsion on the government to resign.
Notice of an adjournment motion is required to be given before 10 am on the day on which the motion is proposed.
The Kashmir issue
The notice comes in the backdrop of house arrest of the state’s former chief ministers — Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti — on Sunday night. “Will see everyone on the other side. Allah save us,” Abdullah tweeted.
I believe I’m being placed under house arrest from midnight tonight & the process has already started for other mai… https://t.co/CXmcc5Z37c— Omar Abdullah (@OmarAbdullah) 1564941648000
The Union Cabinet meeting will commence at 9:30 am today in Delhi. nion Home Minister
The story so far
On Friday (August 2) evening, the Indian government asked thousands of Amarnath Yatra pilgrims to leave Kashmir immediately citing a terror threat. Since then, the state has been in confusion and chaos.
Making matters worse is a series of speculation by both news outfits as well as on social media that has led to people fearing the worst and hoarding food and necessities.
The silence from the government in New Delhi, while building up troops in the valley, in the face of rampant speculation has added to the unease, particularly in the Kashmir valley, where Internet and mobile services have also been suspended in several areas as the government imposed section 144 from midnight on Monday.