Mamata alleges ‘human rights violations’ in Kashmir

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today alleged of human rights violation in the Kashmir region while asserting that the subject of human rights was very close to her heart.

“Today is World Humanitarian Day. Human rights have been totally violated in Kashmir. Let us pray for human rights and peace in Kashmir,” the All India Trinamool Congress (AITC) chief tweeted.

Adding that the subject was very close to her heart and she had in past also taken to the roads for the cause, she said, “Human rights is a subject very close to my heart. In 1995, I was on the road for 21 days to protect human rights violations against deaths in lock-ups.”

Meanwhile, the Jammu and Kashmir administration has started easing restrictions in the region after days of heightened security measures following the abrogation of Article 370 which gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir.

Banerjee had been critical of the Centre’s move on Jammu and Kashmir and said that the “process of scrapping” Article 370 of the Constitution was wrong.

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