While speaking to ANI in the national capital on January 15, the General Secretary of Communist Party of India (CPI) D Raja spoke on the current situation in Jammu and Kashmir. He said, "This is what government claims and let us wait exactly what is happening in Kashmir. Why the government is not releasing Farooq Abdullah, Omar Abdullah, Mehbooba Mufti and thousands of political activists. If situation is quite normal, people are happy and they have accepted what the union government does then why can't they release all of them?." "Why government isn't allowing the Indian parliament members and political parties to go there and see the ground reality which is something else and we will see it," he added.