‘As an Indian, I am not proud’- Dr Amartya Sen criticises Modi govt’s decisions on Jammu and Kashmir

Asadullahehsan

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Indian Nobel laureate criticises Modi's IOK move, says Kashmir solution lies in democracy



Indian Nobel laureate Dr Amartya Sen has expressed disappointment over Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s decision to revoke the special status of Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK).

In an interview with Indian media outlet, NDTV, Dr Sen strongly criticised the treatment of Kashmiri citizens and political leaders by Indian forces.

“I don’t think you would ever have fairness and justice without hearing the voices of the leaders of the people, and if you keep thousands of leaders under restraint and many of them in jail, including big leaders who have led the country and formed governments in the past … you are stifling the channel of democracy that makes democracy a success,” he said.
“I don’t think ultimately you will have any resolution in Kashmir without democracy.”

Dr Sen said New Delhi’s move to scrap Article 370 has tarnished India’s reputation as a bastion of democracy.“As an Indian, I am not proud of the fact that India, after having done so much to achieve a democratic norm in the world – where India was the first non-Western country to go for democracy – that we lose that reputation on the grounds of action that have been taken.”

To a question on the support being voiced for Modi’s decision to abolish Article 370 and 35A, the economist said, “You are asking the opinions of Indians, not Kashmiris.”
Referring to the abolishment of Article 35A – which would allow people to buy land in IOK – Dr Sen said, “This is something for the Kashmiris to determine. Kashmiris have a legitimate point of view because this is their land.”

He said the global opinion on New Delhi’s IOK decision has been negative and critical, while also dismissing Modi’s excuse that the clampdown in the occupied territory was part of “preventive measures”.

“That’s the classic colonial excuse. That’s how the British ran the country for 200 years,” Dr Sen said. “The last thing that I expected when we got our independence … is that we would go back to our colonial heritage of preventive detentions.”

 
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peaceandjustice

MPA (400+ posts)
Good to hear that Amartya Sen speak for injustice in IOC Kashmir . World leadership also need to open the eyes and comes farwad and help out the IOC Kashmir crises as soon as possible .
 

Londoner/Lahori

Minister (2k+ posts)
if the Kashmiris weren’t Muslims, whole world and Vatican would have supported them, also Muslims countries are showing no responsibility with apologist attitude, Pakistan has got to do it all alone with Allahs help.
 

muhammadadeel

Chief Minister (5k+ posts)
if the Kashmiris weren’t Muslims, whole world and Vatican would have supported them, also Muslims countries are showing no responsibility with apologist attitude, Pakistan has got to do it all alone with Allahs help.

Kosovo is a Muslim country.
Bosnia Hez. is a Muslim country.

Both given by Christians to the Muslims from Slavs and Russians. There is always evidence for injustice but don't generalize it.

UAE a British protectorate along with all the Gulf Nations protected by USA. So this is normal hate being spread around.
 

Doctor sb

MPA (400+ posts)
قومیت، دھرم، یا قبیلہ ضمیر کی آواز کے سامنے رکاوٹ نہیں بن سکتا، امرتیا سین نے آج ثابت کردیا
 

atensari

Prime Minister (20k+ posts)
جس کی لاٹھی اس کی بھینس. نقار خانے میں طوطی کی کون سنتا ہے
 

stargazer

Minister (2k+ posts)
Kosovo is a Muslim country.
Bosnia Hez. is a Muslim country.

Both given by Christians to the Muslims from Slavs and Russians. There is always evidence for injustice but don't generalize it.

UAE a British protectorate along with all the Gulf Nations protected by USA. So this is normal hate being spread around.
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