Not very long ago, the entire country was taken by storm after PM Narendra Modi announced the abrogation of Article 320, which provided special status to Jammu and Kashmir. However, with it being scrapped, the Indian territory of Jammu and Kashmir, along with its residents, is now an official part of the Indian constitution and will have to abide its regulations. This historic decision by the Indian government had got the internet divided. While many hailed the PM, there have been some exceptions that are out and about against it. Actor-turned-politician Urmila Matondkar certainly belongs to the second category.
On Thursday, the Congress leader revealed that ever since Article 370 got demolished, she and her husband Mohsin Akhtar Mir have not been able to get in touch with the latter’s parents, who reside in Kashmir. In a conversation with reporters, Urmila called it an ‘inhuman act’. “The question is not only about abrogating Article 370. It was done in an inhuman manner,” said Urmila.
Further, Urmila stated how her in-laws are diabetics and it has been 22 days since she and her husband spoke to them. “My father-in-law and mother-in-law stay there. Both are diabetic, have high blood pressure. Today is the 22nd day; neither I nor my husband has been able to speak to them. We have no clue if they have medicines available at home," she added.
Urmila Matondkar, who is representing Congress, had contested the Lok Sabha Elections 2019 from North Mumbai. However, she lost to BJP leader Gopal Shetty with a big margin.
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