Nirupama Subramanian, an Indian Express journalist who has recently come back from Kashmir said that the situation in the Valley is far from being normal.
Subramanian has shared her experience on Twitter on Tuesday, and in a series of tweets, she has narrated how people of Kashmir are angry with the government of India.
Disapproving claims made by the mainstream media and by the Modi government, Subramanian said, “All assertions to the contrary, whether by officials or media, are from la-la land. True, no violent uprising, but life, even the post-2016 one that people had got used to, is paralysed.”
With the arrest and detention of all mainstream politicians, no politicians left in the Valley who can sell Delhi’s scheme to the people, concluded Subramanian after her interaction with the people of Kashmir.
Expressing her apprehension that “virtually the entire population of the Valley has now turned anti-India,” Subramanian added: Anyone who offers themselves as Delhi’s face in Srinagar would have to be high on courage. People said: “Good all these leaders and politicians have been put in jail. They feathered their own nests by selling our fate to Delhi. They had it coming.”
According to Subramanian, though private vehicles were seen on the roads, public transport remained shut since August 5 – the day when Article 370 was made null and void by the BJP government.
She said people have imposed “civil curfew” and efforts to win the heart of the Kashmiri people have become more difficult now. Here are some of the btweets from the long thread she has tweeted: