NC hits out at Pak for 'interfering' in J&K on Article 35A


The veteran NC leader and the son of former Prime Minister of Jammu Kashmir, Sheikh Muhammad Abdullah, said while the chief minister had said that the Prime Minister had promised her that the State's special status would not be touched, this announcement had not been made by the Prime Minister's Office (PMO).

Jammu and Kashmir BJP spokesperson Prof Virender Gupta spoke to DNA's Manan Kumar about the ongoing controversy on Article 35 (A) and 370.

Earlier, the locals and the activists of political and social organizations demonstrated at the Parade Ground Park in Poonch to raise voices against Modi regime's attempts to fiddle with Articles 370 and 35A of the Indian Constitution.

"The BJP is trying to sell that the Dogras are with it in its demand for revocation of the Article 35A and gives it a communal and regional colour".

Provincial president Devender Singh Rana announced a campaign to educate people about benefits of Article 35A with the inauguration of a seminar by party working president Omar Abdullah here on August 14.

"We have to wait to see what stand the government of India and state governments take before the Supreme Court". "We need to understand why the Indian government has not filed an affidavit, whether the issue was legal or not".

The Election Commission (EC) was yet to take a call on when the Anantnag Lok Sabha by-poll would be held as the security scenario in the Jammu and Kashmir district there was not considered conducive, an official said.

"By talking about accommodating idea of J&K in Idea of India she is forgetting the fact that New Delhi by its proxies and taking Supreme Court route is trying to bring Kashmiris to the back foot and also intends to seek bargaining power for the final resolution of J&K".

The Chief Minister told that she spoke to the Prime Minister, the situation is normalizing but the people think that our identity can be in danger, so the message that "Jammu and Kashmir is the crown of India" should be reiterated.

"The basis of our agenda of alliance is that status quo of 370 has to maintained none of us can go against that". It also chose to appeal to the legal luminaries of occupied Kashmir to rise to the occasion and fight the case in Indian Supreme Court and engage the services of competent lawyers if necessary. She added that Mr Modi "gave 100 per cent assurance on the agenda of alliance".