Srinagar: CPI(M) leader MY Tarigami and Independent MLA Hakim Yaseen on Sunday demanded a special session of Jammu and Kashmir Assembly to discuss the protection of Article 35A.
“It is imperative to call a special session of the state legislature to discuss crucial issue of Article 35A without any delay, so that a strong response could be put before the Supreme Court by the state government,” Tarigami and Yaseen said in a joint statement here.
They said the government should convene a special assembly session to discuss the crucial issue.
The two MLAs alleged that the “conspiracy” to remove Article 35A is essentially the “agenda of communal, divisive and anti-democratic forces.”
“The state government should take the case very seriously, contend it in the Supreme Court vigorously and should not depend on hollow assurances by the Centre,” they said.
The MLAs said deletion of Article 35A “will prove disastrous for the entire state and will have very unforeseen dangerous consequences”.
“At this juncture, all the broad minded and democratic forces including political parties, intelligentsia and the civil society at large, should put their heads together, discuss the situation intensively and launch a concerted struggle against this mischief,” they said.