Pro-India regional parties duty bound to prevent scrapping of Article 35-A, says Mirwaiz

BK Correspondent/Srinagar
August 12, 2017 STATE 225 Views

Hurriyat Conference (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq who continues to be under house arrest and was once again barred from delivering Friday Sermon at Jamia Masjid Srinagar.
He in a statement issued to Brighter Kashmir said that “hectic efforts are underway by the BJP-RSS to do away with special status of Jammu and Kashmir.”
“After affecting the fiscal autonomy of the state by implementing Goods and Services Act (GST) hectic efforts are underway by the BJP RSS to altogether do away with the special status of J&K by challenging Article 35A in the Supreme Court.”
Mirwaiz said, “As this article bars non-J&K state subjects to settle and buy property in J&K, the article is being challenged in court with the view to alter the demography of the state by settling people from outside the state, with the right to acquire land and property, and vote in the Assembly elections.”
In a statement, he said , “it is basically aimed at reducing the 75 per cent Muslim majority of the state into a minority and change the basic character of the state in order to undermine and deeply affect its disputed nature. He said it being done under a deliberate plan and is part of the much flaunted “final solution” to the Kashmir dispute by the Indian state led by the RSS.”
Mirwaiz said, “it is a very serious and critical matter and pro India regional parties are duty bound to the people of JK not to allow it to happen and it is their responsibility to ensure that such designs are thwarted and resisted and the special status of the state protected at all cost” adding, “Otherwise people will hit the streets as there is no way such measures will be tolerated by them, consequences of which will again be the sole responsibility of these parties.”
He said for past 70 years people of JK have been striving and struggling and hugely sacrificing to make GoI accept the reality of the Kashmir dispute and “make them fulfill their commitment to the people of Kashmir before the world community .”
Mirwaiz said “it is the duty of every Kashmiri to safeguard these sacrifices and play their role in resolution of the dispute.”
“Since last year more than 160 civilians have been killed with impunity by the Indian forces while thousands became victim to pellet guns and lost their eyes and limbs.Those in power especially the PDP should realize that their weaknesses for power is making people of Kashmir pay dearly and history will never forgive them if they continue in this manner.”

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