Indian Nobel laureate Amartya Sen said on Friday that atrocities carried out in Indian occupied Kashmir (IoK) has been grossly mishandled by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government and has become the “biggest blot” on New Delhi in the West.
According to India Today, Sen was quoted as saying that,"It is the biggest blot on Indian democracy. There's no question about that.
He added that "there are a number of claimants to that position of being a blot. It is a case that figures a lot in foreign discussions.
Sen is a Nobel Prize winning economist and former master at Trinity College, Cambridge, as well as being a Harvard University professor.
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"On my first night when I came here, a long CNN coverage on the brutality of policing and law and order was aired,"he said
"The Kashmiris' attitude to rest of India has varied a lot. Basically, we have mishandled it for a number of decades. Right now, we are mishandling it very badly indeed," the nobel prize winner said.
"It is the people of Kashmir we are looking at. It is quite important to do the law and order right. The kind of horrific and violent treatment of protest and also banning newspapers will isolate Kashmiris. All these are penalising Kashmiris in a way is giving them absolutely no reason to feel close to India," he said.
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