Ever since the Modi government has abrogated Article 370, Kashmir has been making headlines every day for multiple reasons. Many political parties are using the issue to gain attention and score a point over its competitor. The valley has been on security lockdown since August 5 due to which no one from the opposition party has been able to reach the local people there.
Since the phone lines and the internet were shut it has been difficult to get real information about the status of the region. However, now a heartbreaking video of a Kashmiri woman has become viral that shows her expressing fear to former President of the Congress Party Rahul Gandhi.
Video Shows Kashmiri Woman Sharing Situation In The Valley
The video shows the Kashmiri Woman narrating the dire situation in the Kashmir valley post the scrapping of Article 370. Rahul Gandhi is accompanied by other leaders from the Congress party including Anand Sharma, Ghulam Nabi Azad, and KC Venugopal who are patiently listening to this woman.
The sobbing woman says, “Our children have not been able to move out of their houses. My brother is a heart patient and he couldn’t see the doctor for ten days. We are in trouble.” The incident occurred when Rahul Gandhi along with 12 other leaders from the Opposition were heading towards Delhi from Srinagar after they were sent back from the airport. The delegation wanted to assess the situation in the valley after the Article 370 was revoked.
As per reports, these leaders were disallowed to move out of the Srinagar airport and were sent back to Delhi.
— Arun Kumar Singh (@arunsingh4775) August 24, 2019
The Situation Is Not Normal In Kashmir, Says Rahul Gandhi
While talking to the media, Rahul Gandhi said that all this shows that the situation in Jammu & Kashmir is not normal. He added, “Some days ago I was invited by Governor to visit Jammu and Kashmir. I accepted the invitation. We wanted to get a sense of what people are going through, but we weren’t allowed beyond the airport. Press people with us were mishandled, beaten. It’s clear that the situation in J&K isn’t normal.”
On hearing the stories of the people aboard the flight, Ghulam Nabi Azad, the senior Congress leader said, “The stories we heard from the passengers of Kashmir present in our flight, would bring tears even to a stone.”
Priyanka Gandhi immediately shared her concern over Twitter which was followed by mixed reactions from the netizens.
there is NOTHING more ‘political’ and ‘anti national’ than the shutting down of all democratic rights that is taking place in Kashmir. It is the duty of every one of us to raise our voices against it, we will not stop doing so.
— Priyanka Gandhi Vadra (@priyankagandhi) August 25, 2019
Many users have condemned BJP Govt.
~Kashmir has alot to say !
Kashmiri woman, with deep pain, expresses the plight of her family to Shri @RahulGandhi, representative of what the people of Kashmir have been going through due to the ill though move of the BJP govt. pic.twitter.com/D5r1faziLx
— Bhushan Patil (@bhushankpatil12) August 25, 2019
amazed with your reply.
You have changed the ground reality of Kashmir without asking the people of kashmir. please sir stop writing myths. Watch this rahul ghandhi fight back from sirinagar a kashmiri women https://t.co/p8fvCSWl5G
— labiak ya Imam-e-zama (@zaraali332_ali) August 26, 2019
So sad to see Kashmiri woman dictating terms with Rahul Gandhi. Tbh INC & BJP are twin brothers, they've done no good to Kashmir. At the end it's our fight, we've to win it for generations to come. #StandWithKashmir#KashmirBleeds https://t.co/gNTojL5Ke9
— I'm KASHMIR (@CulleEdwrd) August 24, 2019
@RahulGandhi & opposition leaders visit to Kashmir exposed not only the lies of people who claimed normalcy but also a Journalist who kept sweating when a woman shared her grief with RG on plane. #SrinagarAirport
— Arif Iqbal (@TheAdvIqbal) August 25, 2019
There were a few who questioned the authenticity of the video and the Kashmiri woman.
— #Intolerant भारतीय (Sanjeev Goyal) (@goyalsanjeev) August 25, 2019
How much Congress paid for this drama…? It was a paid drama when NSA Mr. Ajit dowal was with Kashmiris..
And What a coincidence this woman has boarded in the same flight where Rahul Gandhi is… This seems perfectly paid…
Time for head massage..?♂️
— atul (@atul2391) August 24, 2019
— Varad Maniyar (@VaradManiyar) August 24, 2019