Srinagar: Jama’at-e-Islami Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday said that it will support “movement for safeguarding the special status as granted under Article 35(A) and Article 370”.
“Jama’at while giving full support to movement for safeguarding the special status as granted under Article 35(A) and Article 370 to Jammu and Kashmir, denounces those elements who for their ulterior political goals, are fiddling with it,” said Zahid Ali, spokesperson of the party in a statement.
He said that the BJP government in Delhi in order to promote the communal tension in India so as to reap its fruits in the coming elections in India in 2019, has “raised the so called issue of the foreign citizens in Assam and published the final draft of National Register of Citizens delisting more than forty lac Muslims from it and on the other hand, in order to change the demography and special status of Jammu and Kashmir, challenged Article 35(A) of Indian Constitution in the supreme court”.
Article 35(A), he said, safeguards the special status till final settlement of the long pending Kashmir issue.
“Both these issues have been raised with an eye on the coming elections so that the Indian electorate is gathered in support of BJP on communal lines,” he said adding that the people of Jammu and Kashmir are ‘well aware of the vicious designs of these communalists and will never allow them to succeed.’
“This is the common vital cause of the entire permanent residents of Jammu and Kashmir and all of them should mutually co-operate to frustrate the anti-people plan of BJP government,” Ali said.