Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Civil Society Coordination Committee (JKCSCC) on Saturday said that they are going to file a petition before the Supreme Court of India for the restoration of the internal autonomy of Jammu and Kashmir as per the Delhi Agreement 1952, passed under presidential orders.
JKCSCC is going to file the plea within a week in the Supreme Court regarding the restoration of the year 1952 position. JKCSCC member and Awami National Conference (ANC) vice-president Muzaffar Shah said in a press conference that the JKCSCC is the first body to file a plea for the re-establishment of the 1952 position in the state of Jammu and Kashmir. He said that this is the prime time as all the people and stake holders of Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh have united together.
Shah said that for further concrete plans for resolving the Kashmir issue, they are ready to hold meetings with the stake holders. “JKCSCC is all set to hold meetings with all the stake holders of the state including mainstream and separatists’ leadership,” he said.
Shah said that the Kashmir issue has consumed over three generations and “eroded” the constitution of Jammu and Kashmir. The time has now come for us all to come on a “single platform” to form a “consensus”, he said.
“All together, we would come up with specific recommendations for a peaceful solution acceptable to India, Pakistan and the people of Jammu and Kashmir on both sides of the Line of Control,” Shah said.
Terming the elections as a “futile exercise”, the JKCSCC also appealed to people to boycott the upcoming Panchayat and civil body elections until the petition against Article 35A is dismissed.
“The situation in the state is not suitable for the elections, and it will do no good to the people of Jammu and Kashmir. JKCSCC appeals all the people to boycott the upcoming elections till the petition against state subject is dismissed,” said JKCSCC member advocate Javid Ahmad Mir.
Supporting the appeal regarding the Panchayat and civil body election, Shah said, “ANC will boycott the upcoming elections as the situation in Kashmir is not election friendly; moreover, we first demand the dismissal of the petition against the state subject law.”.