Srinagar: In the wake of certain remarks about Article 370 that have given way to apprehensions in J&K, National Conference has asked PDP to clarify on the role of its patron Mufti Mohammad Sayeed in the systemic erosion of Article 370 from 1953 to 1975 when Mufti Mohammad Sayeed was a part of G. M. Sadiq’s DNC and later had joined hands with Bakshi Ghulam Mohammad before finally joining the Congress in 1975 only to leave Congress to join the right-wing supported Jan Morcha.
According to a statement, while stating that the erosion of Article 370 was carried out through pliant, planted regimes from 1953 to 1975, National Conference Additional General Secretary Dr. Sheikh Mustafa Kamal said that PDP was distorting history to hide Mufti Mohammad Sayeed’s complicity in some of the gravest political intrigues against the Autonomy and Special Status of J&K. “PDP is shamelessly distorting history to hide Mufti Sayeed’s complicity in the erosion of Article 370. When Sher-e-Kashmir Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah was locked up in various prisons for more than twenty years for standing up for the rights and dignity of his people, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed chose to be a part of every single group and party that helped in eroding Article 370”, Dr. Kamal said.
Dr. Kamal has said that Article 370 was eroded through intrigues against Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah and National Conference by an integrationist lobby in Delhi through pliant governments in J&K. “It is a fact that Mufti Mohammad Sayeed was a part of G. M. Sadiq’s Democratic National Conference and also held the position of a Minsiter in Sadiq’s government when Sadiq was leaving no stone unturned to erode Article 370 and harm the State’s Internal Autonomy – a plan that he and his crew implemented to please their patrons”, Dr. Kamal added.