Article 370 is rooted in UN resolutions: Bar Association

Srinagar: The Executive Committee of High Court Bar Association, in its meeting held Thursday had a detailed discussion on the demand of BJP Leaders for having a debate on Article 370.

According to a statement , after analyzing its pros and cons the members were of the opinion that irrespective of the fact as to whether the abrogation of Article 370 would have any impact on our freedom struggle or not, the arrogance and the method and manner in which the BJP Leaders have expressed their intentions to do away with Article 370 is aimed at to hoodwink, misguide and mislead the International Community on Kashmir issue and divert their attention from one position to another, as such it should be the concern of every Kashmiri and more particularly those who are on the forefront of fighting for the right of self-determination for the people of Kashmir.

“It was stated that Article 370 owes its origin to the United Nations Resolutions and it is there only because those resolutions have not been implemented so far and if Govt. of India is interested to abrogate Article 370, then the only option available to it is to implement the Security Council Resolutions and give the people their right of self-determination. It was also stated that while as it is true that the people of Jammu and Kashmir have a verdict of World Body in the shape of 18 Resolutions of Security Council of UNO in their favour and a debate on the abrogation or non-abrogation of Article 370 shall have no impact or effect on their cherished and guaranteed right of self-determination but that does not mean that we should eschew our responsibilities  and remain silent spectators to the developments which are taking place around us and avoid discussing those development in their appropriate perspective at this stage.” 

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