In an open letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, a 17-year-old NRI girl of Kashmiri origin claimed that no cared about people of Kashmir but everyone wanted its land.
“Dear Mr PM, if we cared for Kashmir people, we wouldn’t find ways to turn off all communications in the Valley only to further deprive them of freedom, we’d open up all means for their voices to be heard. Because isn’t that all Kashmir people are asking for? (sic)” Fatima Shaheen, based in Georgia state of the US, wrote.
“Mr PM, I see the newsflash, the attack in Nice, France, is screened followed by the attempted military coup in Turkey, along with the report on the monsoon rains in southern India. But where is the news on Kashmir? Is this why I never knew what was going on in my hometown for such a long time, Sir? (sic)” she asked.
Protests broke out across Kashmir Valley on July 9, a day after Hizbul Mujahideen militant Burhan Wani was killed in an encounter with Indian security forces. Due to protests, nearly 52 people have been killed, and over 3000 people injured.