Former Kerala minister and Communist Party of India (Marxist) MLA, KT Jaleel, in an indirect criticism to India and glorification of Pakistan, has described Kashmir under Indian occupation as Indian occupied Kashmir and the part of the territory being administered by Pakistan as Azad Kashmir. KT Jaleel said this in his Facebook post today while explaining about his recent trip to IIOJK.
Jaleel wrote in his post: “The part of Kashmir that is with Pakistan was known as Azad Kashmir. The Pakistani government did not have a direct influence in this area. Only the currency and military help were under Pakistan’s control. ‘Indian adheena Jammu and Kashmir’ (India Occupied Jammu and Kashmir) consists of parts of Jammu, Kashmir Valley and Ladakh”.
“Wherever you look, you see only Army with rifles. It seems like Kashmiris have forgotten to smile. For decades the colour of Kashmir is army green. All politicians are under house arrest. No political activities for months. In its second term, the Modi government has divided Kashmir into three parts and the anger can be read on people’s faces. Was revocation of Article 370 able to meet its purposes? People in Kashmir are hoping to go back to normalcy,” he said while referring to prevailing situation in IIOJK.
About the abrogation of Article 370, Jaleel said the Kashmiri people are still in anger, and the Indian government should work to change this. He added that weapons can never control the minds of people.—INP