SRINAGAR: Chairman Tehreek-e-Hurriyat (TeH) Mohammad Ashraf Sehraie on Friday warned of serious consequences if New Delhi tempered with the state subject law guaranteed by the Article 35-A of the Constitution of India.
In a statement, Sehraie said the “real agenda” behind filing of petition against the constitutional provision was to merge Jammu and Kashmir, which is internationally recognised dispute, with the union of India.
“The main motive behind this move is to change the demography of the Muslim majority state into minority. Although we are fighting against the forcible Indian occupation, but at the same time we can’t afford to ignore such grave issues which could have deep and severe impacts on disputed land of Kashmir,” he said.
Tehreek-e-Hurriyat chairman said since 1947, New Delhi has been using its “stooges” in the form of “so-called” mainstream to change the unique identity of Kashmir and “a recent assault had been witnessed on our economic as well in the form of GST when PDP was in power”.
“History is testimony that it was during the period of 1954 to 1964 when Jawaharlal Nehru in power, they reduced Article 370 to mere dust. On 6 December 1964, when then Home Minister Gulzari Lal himself accepted that Article 370 is now a narrow shell and whether it remains or not, will have no impact as its soul is already dead,” he said.
Sehraie said that establishing Shrine Board, Sanik colonies, Pandit colonies “with the help of mainstream Indian political stooges” was also a part of “same conspiracy to weaken its stated position in order to change demography of the state”.
He appealed people to observe a “historical” shutdown, saying there must be a complete civil curfew on August 5 and 6 to show total disapproval against this onslaught.