Srinagar: Kashmir University Teachers Association (KUTA) has called for the protection of Article-35A and Article 370 of the Indian Constitution as well as section 6 of the Jammu and Kashmir Constitution under all circumstances.
“Overt and covert attempts are aimed at abrogating Article 35A and divesting the state subjects of the Jammu and Kashmir from their inherent rights and privileges enshrined under the Constitution. Government of India has always pledged and promised adequate constitutional protection of the hereditary state subject laws of the J&K state right since 1952 and now it cannot backtrack upon its promises,” a KUTA spokesman said in a statement.
He said, “Any such move aimed at divesting the people of Jammu and Kashmir from their constitutional rights and privileges will be resisted and not accepted under any circumstances since the people of J&K have been enjoying these rights before India became independent in 1947.”
Terming the stand of BJP led government in New Delhi as highly condemnable in which it has decided not to contest the petition pending at the Supreme Court of India by neither filing any counter-affidavit nor advising the Advocate General of India to rebut the contentions raised in the original and subsequent petitions, KUTA spokesman said that the government of India is failing to do justice with its own mandate as well as with the people of Jammu and Kashmir.
KUTA called upon all regional political parties of JK to join hands and oppose all attempts aimed at abrogating Article 35A.