Civil society activist Kapil Kak, who is part of a concerned group of citizens (CGC) currently on a visit to Kashmir, Saturday belied government of India’s normalcy claims in the Valley post abrogation of Article 370.

Kak said, “We have come here to assess the situation. The government claims that normalcy has returned and we wanted to reconfirm it. What we observed that there is no normalcy as we can’t even travel freely here.”

He said that they had plans to visit south Kashmir’s Anantnag, Pulwama and Shopian districts followed by Budgam. “But we were not allowed to move out of our hotel. We are here for another two days and will continue to talk to a cross-section of people to seek their views on what is the situation they are going through and how can we help them to come out of it,” Kak said.

“We met lawyers, traders, economic alliance people and panchayat representatives and will continue to meet people in coming days,” he added. (KNS)


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