The Congress MP, Mr. Shashi Tharoor has once again hit out at the government on Kashmir. He quoted a report by a foreign news publication to target the government on Kashmir, saying that lack of medicines in Kashmir hospitals were tarnishing India’s image internationally.
'More heartbreaking news. But it leaves bhakts (worshippers – a word that Opposition uses to describe supporters of BJP and PM Modi). So let's reframe the issue: Does our Govt understand how much damage such reports are doing to India abroad? Can it seriously assert that our international image has improved under their tenure?' Thiruvananthapuram MP tweeted.
A section of foreign and local media has claimed that 70 days of restrictions has created myriad hardships for the people, including lack of medicines in hospitals.
Restrictions such as Section 144 against public gatherings, the shutdown of internet, phone and cable services, and preventive detention of all politicians in the state were introduced by the Indian government in the intervening night of August 4-5. In the following week, the Parliament ratified resolutions to read down parts of Article 370 of the Constitution that granted special status to Jammu & Kashmir. The Parliament also cleared the Jammu & Kashmir Reorganisation Act, 2019, which paves the way for the bifurcation of the state into two Union Territories (UTs): Jammu & Kashmir with a Legislative Assembly on the lines of Delhi and Puducherry and Ladakh sans one.