Referring to the recently released film ‘Kashmir Files’ on the exodus of Kashmiri Pandits in Kashmir, he said that people should not create an atmosphere of hatred by making such films. He said that any such film should be banned immediately.
National Conference’s Hasnain Masoodi said that the budget of Jammu and Kashmir is being presented in the Parliament instead of the Assembly, it is a question worth raising. He said that the state with a population of 1.5 crore has not got its own assembly for two and a half years.
He alleged that Article 370 was abrogated by bypassing the Constitution. He said that the government should answer whether it is the right of the Center to divide the state into union territories. He said that we should wait for the decision of the Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court on this subject, but the government is running many exercises there including delimitation, which is an insult to the judiciary.
He said that there has been no reduction in terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir. Masoodi said that there should be attention towards daily wage earners and temporary workers.
IUML’s ET Mohammad Bashir said that the government is suppressing the media not only in Kashmir, but everywhere. CPI(M)’s AM Arif also made similar allegations.
BB Patil of Telangana Rashtra Samithi said that Jammu and Kashmir has moved ahead on the path of development in two years due to the efforts of the government. He expressed hope that the government will take further steps for the overall development of Jammu and Kashmir.