'Are we still a democracy', asks Priyanka on 6th months of Kashmir lockdown


New Delhi, Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Wednesday slammed the Union government questioning the 'illegal detention' of former Chief Ministers and 'lock down' in Jammu and Kashmir and wondering, 'whether we are still a democracy or not'. 'It has been six months since two ex-Chief Ministers have been incarcerated without any charges and millions of people were locked down in Jammu and Kashmir,' Ms Vadra tweeted.

She further said that six months ago 'we were asking how long this will carry on' and 'now we are asking whether we are still a democracy or not'. The Congress general secretary's response came after the growing demand from opposition parties to release the political leaders in Jammu and Kashmir and remove the restrictions in the Valley.

Three former Chief Ministers, National Conference's Farooq Abdullah and Omar Abdullah and PDP's Mehbooba Mufti are under detention in Kashmir after the Union government announced the abrogation of Article 370.

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