After senior Congress leader, Ghulam Nabi Azad on Thursday insulted Kashmiris with his 'sell-out' remark, while speaking to media before visiting the state. Azad said that anyone in Kashmir can be paid money to make them do what one wants.
Later, Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury made a shocking comment comparing Kashmir to a Nazi concentration camp.
Read his comment below:
"I said on that day to PM that he had spoken from the Red Fort that we will not work with guns but Kashmir's situation is like a concentration camp. There is no mobile connectivity, internet connectivity, no landlines, shikharas are not open, Amarnath Yatra did not happen. Has this ever happened that yatris were not able to go to their trip? They are creating a situation where we can be questioned by others. They need to open Kashmir. Why is everything going on secretively? Why are they scaring us? Kashmir is ours, was ours, will remain ours," he said.
For the uninitiated, Nazi concentration camps were set up by Germany during Adolf Hitler's leadership between 1933 and 1945, were the Nazis used these sites to jail the 'enemies of the state' including for forced labor, and for mass murder. So the comparison by the Congress leader for Kashmir is shocking, as the people have the freedom and have the same rights as those living in the rest of India
Earlier, Azad courted controversy saying that the people NSA Ajit Doval broke bread with on Wednesday were bought off. When asked about NSA Doval's visit to Kashmir and about people seen with him in the video, the Rajya Sabha leader of Opposition said "Paise deke aap kisiko bhi saath lelo" (You can take anyone along by paying them money.)
The Congress leader went on to say: "I will go to Srinagar today. Every time when Parliament ends, I visit the valley. This govt forcefully made the state into UT. Even before freedom, it was the largest princely state. But they turned to a UT forcefully. They demolished Jammu and Kashmir's identity. People of Kashmir are in anger and I will be together with them. There's nothing there, no internet, no communication. Has this happened anywhere in any other place?"