Imprisonment, Torture, Killing of Youth Will Prove Counterproductive, Tarigami Warns Govt



MY Tarigami.
MY Tarigami.

Senior CPI (M) leader and MLA Mohammad Yousuf Tarigami Thursday expressed deep concern on the plight of youth of Kashmir, who, he said, “have been suffering for decades together”.

In a statement, Tarigami urged the state government to analyze the situation responsible for the unrest of the youth in Kashmir.

“Calling them wayward and misled is neither correct nor helpful in addressing the problems our younger generation,” he said.

Referring to the recent killing of a Srinagar youth in forces shelling, Tarigami urged the state machinery to exercise utmost restraint while dealing with the law and order situation.

“Due to political uncertainty, conflict, environment and huge unemployment, our youth are disillusioned and in today’s environment of hopelessness resort to protests,” he said. “The administration should however avoid the use of excessive force.”

“The government should frame a comprehensive youth policy which must focus on the redressal of their grievances, professional training, sports facilities and of course employment. Interaction, discussion and consultation should be adopted to address their alienation.”

The state Marxist leader said lathi-charge, tear gas shelling, firing and arrest are not an option. “Imprisonment, torture and killing of youth will prove counterproductive and will spoil the future generation on which our hopes rest,” he said.

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