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J&K under virtual siege for five months, human rights trampled upon: Opposition parties

NEW DELHI: The Congress and 19 other opposition parties on Monday accused the BJP-led government of repealing Article 370 "in a hasty hurry," which had left Jammu and Kashmir "under virtual siege" for the past five months, human rights "trampled upon" and lives "ruined".
In a resolution adopted at a meeting here, the opposition parties said that communications continue to be disrupted, the economy of the region has been "ruined" and three former State Chief Ministers — Farooq Abdullah, Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti — continue to be detained.
"The abrogation of Article 370 in a hasty hurry has left the state of Jammu and Kashmir, now bifurcated into two Union Territories under a virtual siege for over five months. Human rights have been trampled upon and people's lives ruined. Communications continue to be disrupted, its economy ruined, free movement of the pRead More – Source

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