National Security Advisor Ajit Doval had visited Shopian district in South Kashmir on August 7, two days after the Indian government revoked the special status granted to Jammu and Kashmir under Article 370 of the Constitution. In a video the government released that day, Doval was seen talking to residents and eating rice. However, one of the residents in the video has now told Huffington Post that he did not know the man he was interacting with was Doval.
“I had never seen him in my life before,” Mohammad Mansoor Magray, 62, said. “I thought maybe he’s the personal secretary of DGP Sahab [Director General of Police Dilbagh Singh]. Had I known it was Doval, I wouldn’t have gone. Even if they had dragged me.”
Magray, a social activist, said he had once protested against the death sentence given to Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru. “More recently, I also protested against the challenge to the special status of Jammu and Kashmir under Indian Constitution,” he said.
Magray said some police personnel came to him on the afternoon of August 7 and asked him to go to the Shopian police station. The policemen told him that DGP Dilbagh Singh had come to visit the area. Magray said he tried to leave the…
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Author: Scroll Staff