Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) on Wednesday lashed out at former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah for the statement in which he had said that Hurriyat had no business in the matter of article 35A.
JRL said that NC has been constantly changing its goal post from autonomy to pre-1953 to self determination and so on, as suits its [NC’s] only aim that is how to get to the chair.
JRL in a statement said, that the abrogation of Article 35-A will “severely affect and dilute the case of Right to self determination of the people of Kashmir.”
JRL comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Yasin Malik said this, in a statement today, while reacting to the statement of Omar Abdullah.
“Omar Abdullah should understand that abrogation of article 35A by the Indian state in order to “change the demography of disputed J&K where the UN is yet to hold the promised plebiscite”, is a matter of serious concern for all Kashmiris, ” JRL said in a statement.
“As the outcome of abrogation of 35A will severely affect and dilute the case of Right to self determination of the people of Kashmir, for which people of Kashmir have been struggling and sacrificing for the past 70 years,” said the JRL.
JRL claimed that Sheikh Abdullah, despite being a peoples representative, coerced the Maharaja to hand over Kashmir to India.
“He himself mentioned in his biography Aatash e Chinar that Gandhiji was not ready to send Indian army to Kashmir but he (Sheikh Abdullah) convinced him to do so in order to safeguard the “secularism of India”.”