Abrogation of Art 370 carried out in inhuman way: Matondkar
Actor-turned-politician Urmila Matondkar on Thursday hit out at the Centre over the security clamp-down in Jammu and Kashmir after the abrogation of Article 370. Her husband has not been able to speak to his parents, who live in Kashmir, for the last 22 days, she said.
"The question is not only about abrogating Article370. It was done in inhuman manner," Matondkar, who contested the Lok Sabha election unsuccessfully on Congress ticket, told reporters here.
"My father-in-law and mother-in-law stay there. Both are diabetic, have high blood pressure. Today is the 22nd day,neither me nor my husband have been able to speak to them. We have no clue if they have medicines available at home," she said.
Meanwhile, Central ministers will visit Jammu and Kashmir one by one to assess the situation, look into implementation of development programmes and try to interact with people in the coming days, a senior government functionary said on Thursday.
While two central ministers have so far visited Ladakh -- Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday and Tribal Affairs Minister Arjun Munda last week, none has gone to the Kashmir Valley since August 5 when the government announced the abrogation of Article 370 and bifurcation of the state into two Union Territories.
The development projects to be carried out in Jammu and Kashmir will be from the existing funds of the ministries and they will ensure that the programmes reach the common people in both UTs -- Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh, which will come into existence on October 31.
Since August 5, several central teams have visited the state to assist the local administration on different areas.