Srinagar: Supreme Court of India’s decision to bring J&K under the purview of the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) for admissions to professional medical courses is aimed at undermining the special status of the state, the resistance camp said on Tuesday.
Hurriyat (G) Chairman Syed Ali Geelani said that treating the state of Jammu and Kashmir on par with the states of India does “not fulfill the parameters of justice and the said court decision had also neglected the special status and sensitivity of this state”.
Geelani said Jammu and Kashmir has its own constitution and law which has been completely ignored in the decision.
“The honourable judges of the Supreme Court of India are not unaware of the fact that Jammu and Kashmir is not a UP or Bihar but its status is totally different and unique,” Geelani said.
“The final solution with regarding to the future of this state is pending and this region is in no way any legal part of India,” he said.
Geelani said Indian policymakers were “employing resources and machinery to dilute” the disputed nature and special status of Jammu Kashmir.
He said the decision appears politically motivated and also exposes the statement of Mehbooba Mufti in which she said that the future of Jammu and Kashmir was secure with India.
“Indian Union wants to harm the interests of Kashmiri nation in every possible way and this time they have targeted the education and professional career of our children,” Geelani said adding his issue.
The Hurriyat faction led by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq said the decision “is not only injustice toward local students but also a ploy to weaken the state’s control over its educational institutions”.
Hurriyat (M) said in a statement released after the executive council meeting of the amalgam chaired by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq.
“The decision would affect the rights of the people of Jammu Kashmir to run their professional education institutions,” the statement said.
The conglomerate said that the powers of the state were being eroded continually under a well-planned strategy with a nefarious design.
“Jammu Kashmir is an internationally-accepted dispute and rendering institutions of the state powerless and handing their control over to Government of India was being deliberately done to affect its disputed nature,” the statement added.