Srinagar: Former Chief minister, Mehbooba Mufti on Monday said, “Even though the deferment of hearing on Article 35 A is not a solution, it has brought interim relief to the people of JK. But with uncertainity looming over its status, it has unleashed a wave of anxiety and panic amongst the people of J & K.”
In a series of tweets Mehbooba said, “Kashmiris are often blamed for alienating themselves from rest of the country. But it is actually the dynamics of power politics which has made it difficult for the Centre to reconcile with the special status that J&K has held for more than 70 years.”
“The people of J&K placed great faith in our country by rejecting the two nation theory which was divisive & driven by religion. Instead we chose a democratic and secular India,” Mehbooba said in another tweet.
“Now it is for the nation to respect that decision in its entirety. Instead of attempting to dilute J&K’s special status they should embrace it and treat Kashmiris with dignity.”
“The constitution of India is the supreme law of India which has conferred special status to J&K. Any attempt to fiddle with it will amount to violating its basic structure,” Mehbooba said.