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Not proud as an Indian: Amartya Sen

He strongly slams India’s recent move on Kashmir
NDTV, New Delhi
Not proud as an Indian: Amartya Sen

Nobel laureate Dr Amartya Sen on Monday vehemently criticised the government's move on Kashmir, saying it not only emphasised majority rule "as opposed to it sustaining the rights of all human beings". "I don't think ultimately you will have any resolution in Kashmir without democracy," he told NDTV in an interview. Pointing out the loopholes in the government's decision on multiple levels, the 85- year-old told NDTV: “As an Indian, I am not proud of the fact that India, after having done so much to achieve a democratic norm in the world — where India was the first non-Western country to go for democracy — that we lose that reputation on the grounds of action that have been taken”.

The government’s move earlier this month to end Jammu and Kashmir’s special status and bifurcate the state into two union territories have received political and popular support. The bifurcation bill received support from several key opposition parties and individual leaders. Even a section of Congress leaders applauded the end to the special status, which has now put Jammu and Kashmir on par with the rest of the country — doing sway with its own constitution, flag, penal code and the power to decide who buys land in the state.

 

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