Supports resistance camp’s strike call on 12 Aug
Srinagar: Welcoming the concern shown by both pro-India and resistance camps against the “conspiracies” to abrogate Article 35-A by using the supreme court, MLA Langate Abdul Rasheed Shiekh Tuesday appealed all political forces to analyze how New Delhi has been “indulging in shameless ways” to ensure total integration of J&K with state of India.
In a statement issued Tuesday Rasheed said that using Supreme Court route to snatch state subject laws was unacceptable.
“Even Supreme Court should never have allowed such shameless pleas which would violate the preamble of constitution. It is ironical that rather taking concrete steps for final resolution of J&K, New Delhi is moving in a reverse direction, expecting people of J&K to succumb to the might of Indian state”.
Rasheed condemned those claiming that Article 35-A had been a temporary provision in the constitution.
“Unfortunately these anti-Kashmiri elements are just narrating half of the story as the real reason behind 35-A being a temporary provision is the fact that J&K is a disputed territory. The central state subject laws were not extended to the J&K state as the instrument of accession was itself conditional and subject to outcome of plebiscite,” he said.
Rasheed appealed for a joint strategy to counter the “conspiracy”.
“Since New Delhi has shown great disrespect towards its own promises made with people of J&K and has disgraced and discredited both pro-Indian and anti-Indian forces in J&K from time to time, it is the proper time for all forces to show New Delhi its right place and that can be only achieved by giving up personal egos and all such agendas which favour New Delhi. If NC and PDP give up their formulas of Autonomy and Self rule and seek straight away right to self determination, New Delhi will get slapped and it would have no option but to restore the self respect and rights of people of Jammu & Kashmir.”
Rasheed also expressed solidarity with students of Kashmir University for “showing state Governor NN Vohra his right place by holding peaceful protest at Kashmir University”.
He said that if the students are being constantly and continuously deprived of their various rights including formation of student unions, nobody representing the state has a right to mislead the masses by visiting University.
Rasheed also supported the strike call given by joint resistance leadership on August 122 over Article 35-A.