Senior congress leader and former union minster, Prof Saif U Din Soz on Wednesday said the he sent a communication to Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir and suggested the visiting foreign envoys and Law makers should meet three formers chief ministers—including others to have a fuller assessment of the situation in Kashmir.
In a statement to Kashmir News Service Soz Said “MoS Home G. Kishan Reddy informed the Lok Sabha, yesterday that the delegation of foreign envoys including the law makers of the European Union was to visit Kashmir, today. In my opinion MoS Home mislead the house by saying that anybody could visit Kashmir! The fact is in public domain, in clear terms, that senior leaders of the national opposition were consistently not allowed to visit Kashmir, in recent times,” he said.
“Two senior leaders of the National Opposition Rahul Gandhi and SitaramYachouri were not allowed to enter Kashmir even when they had arrived at the Srinagar Airport.
It was later that the Supreme Court had intervened and allowed Sitaram Yachori to visit Kashmir, after imposing certain conditions,” he added.
The MoS Home has, therefore, blatantly misled the house by making an incorrect statement, he said.
“Meanwhile, I have written to the Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, on the manner in which only the people sponsored by the Govt. agencies are facilitated to meet the visiting foreign delegations. This happened last time also when the foreign delegation visited Srinagar and this is going to happen again,” he said in a statement.
“I requested the Divisional Commissioner that since I am under house arrest, he may facilitate a visit of the delegation to see me at my residence. I also stressed the fact that I have some ideas to offer to the visiting delegation,” he added.
“In the same communication, I requested the Divisional Commissioner to consider my suggestion that the visiting delegation should meet three former chief ministers, among others, so that they are enabled to have a fuller assessment of the prevailing situation in Kashmir,” he said. (KNS).