Left Menu
Development News Edition

Gandhi Peace Foundation slams govt for revoking J-K special status

PTI | New Delhi | Updated: 16-08-2019 20:17 IST | Created: 16-08-2019 20:17 IST
Gandhi Peace Foundation slams govt for revoking J-K special status

The Gandhi Peace Foundation slammed the Union government on Friday for revoking Jammu and Kashmir's special status and bifurcating it into union territories, and accused it of using force to "silence" the people of the Valley. In a statement, the foundation said one state has "disappeared" due to this "undemocratic" decision.

It said Jammu and Kashmir had acceded to India with some condition and Article 370 of the Constitution was an outcome of this. The government has asserted that the voiding of Article 370 will lead to curbing of terrorism and usher in development.

Article 370 has ended up fuelling separatism, terrorism and corruption in Jammu and Kashmir, it has said. Responding to the ruling BJP's assertion that a handful of people, including three families, were behind the corruption and other troubles in the region, the foundation said the government should have acted against them if this was true but.

But the entire Valley has been turned into a "jail" , it alleged. It said there is a need to stand with the people of Kashmir and asked the government to allow them to express themselves.

The foundation's president Kumar Prashant, Gandhi Smarak Nidhi's Ramchandra Rahi, The Centre for the Study of Developing Societies' Ashish Nandy and Raza Foundation's Ashok Vajpeyi are among the signatories to the statement, according to the statement.



Post-COVID-19 Nigeria needs a robust Health Management Information System to handle high disease burden

Nigeria is among a few countries that conceptualised a health management information system HMIS in the early 90s but implementation has been a challenge till date. Besides COVID-19, the country has a huge burden of communicable and non-com...

Morocco COVID-19 response: A fragile health system and the deteriorating situation

Learning from its European neighbors, Morocco imposed drastic measures from the initial stages of the COVID-19 outbreak to try to contain its spread. The strategy worked for a few months but the cases have surged after mid-June. In this sit...

COVID-19: Argentina’s health system inefficiencies exaggerate flaws of health information system

You can recover from a drop in the GDP, but you cant recover from death, was the straightforward mindset of Argentinas President Alberto Fernndez and defined the countrys response to COVID-19. The South American nation imposed a strict...

Rwanda’s COVID-19 response commendable but health information system needs improvement

Rwanda is consistently working to improve its health information system from many years. However, it is primarily dependent on the collection and reporting of health data on a monthly basis. Besides, evaluation studies on Rwandas HIS publis...


Latest News

China does not have a timetable for 'unreliable entities list'

China said it did not have a timetable or pre-set names of companies on its unreliable entities list but if foreign firms violate Chinese laws or commit illegal acts they could be added to this list and face measures. If foreign entities do...

EU seeks new powers to penalise tech giants - FT

The European Union wants to arm itself with new powers to penalise big technology companies, the Financial Times reported on Sunday.The proposed plan includes forcing tech giants to break up or sell some of their European operations if thei...

Taiwan president says drills show China is threat to whole region

The last two days of Chinese aircraft approaching Taiwan demonstrate that Beijing is a threat to the entire region and have shown Taiwanese even more clearly the true nature of Chinas government, President Tsai Ing-wen said on Sunday. Multi...

Meet the fearless families of Ladakh Scouts

By Sahil Pandey Armed by the unwavering support from their families, the Indian Armys Ladakh Scouts, who are better known as the sons of soil, are at the forefront of the India-China border standoff at the east Ladakh.Ever since the Ladakh ...

Give Feedback