(KNS) Srinagar, Publish Date: Aug 9 2017
Senior leaders of Opposition parties Wednesday called on Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti amid the row over proposed abrogation of Article 35 A and suggested that attempts to remove the article will have “serious consequences” in the state.
CPI (M) State Secretary, M Y Tarigami, PDF Chairman Hakeem Yaseen, DPN president Ghulam Hassan Mir met the CM at her Gupkar residence today morning
The leaders discussed the serious implications of removal of Article 35 A on the state and its relation with the country.
Tarigami told KNS that the leaders besides other measures suggested that a delegation of senior leaders and politicians should meet PM Modi and apprise him about the fallout of the removal of the article.
“We told the chief minister that the issue is very crucial and abrogation of the Article 35 A will be dangerous for the country and the state. Government should play its effective role with the centre and in the Supreme Court to safeguard and protect the article,” Tarigami told KNS.
The trio told the chief minister that intellectuals and civil society and other likeminded parties should get together in Jammu, Ladakh and Kashmir, as the removal will affect all the regions, to protect the article.
“All parties should rise above their parties and partisan politics and get together in one voice against tinkering or weakening the article,” he said, adding that its removal will have serious consequences in the state and country as well.
The senior leader said that the Chief Minister expressed her concerns about the removal of the article and said that the government is making all its “efforts” at all levels to contest the petition in the Supreme Court.
The leaders suggested that people “who believe in democratic values in the country should be made aware” about the implications of the removal of the article.