Even Pre-53 Position Has no Takers in Kashmir: MLA

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SRINAGAR: Independent MLA Langate and Awami Itehad Party chief Er Rashid Monday asked BJP to stop “befooling people of India” by claiming that BJP is committed to fulfil its slogans “Ek Pradhan, Ek Nishan”, abolishing Article 370 and implementing “uniform civil code” for all communities.

Reacting to Dr Jitendra’s (MoS PMO) revelations, Rashid in a statement said, “who so ever has tried to distort history has achieved nothing except misleading himself. Every Indian including Narendra Modi needs to fully understand that Jammu & Kashmir was an independent and sovereign country when Indians were fighting for their freedom from British and it was the conspiracy between Mahraja, Sardar Patel, Jawahar Lal Nehru and Sheikh Abdullah that created an atmosphere in which J&K lost its freedom to India and newly born Pakistan. It hardly matters for Kashmiris what India does to Article 370 or to other constitutional guarantees which J&K is enjoying under Indian constitution, as their struggle since last 68 years has been for getting right to self determination, as promised by Nehru and the world community, but once State of India unilaterally erodes these already eroded constitutional guarantees it will automatically be an end to the conditional relationship between New – Delhi and Srinagar one day.”

He further said, “everyone including Dr Jitendra is in knowhow of the fact that no government can dare to implement “Ek Nishan, Ek Pradhan” slogan but BJP wants to rebuild its deteriorating image in India after Modi’s worst performance during last one year as Prime Minister.”

“BJP seems to be in hurry in closing all the routes of reconciliation with Kashmiris and even offering pre-1953 position will have no takers as on date. Talking about imposing of common civil code is another misadventure BJP leaders have been talking about, as nobody can thrust its opinion on other religions neither laid down principles how they should deal with their individual matters,” he added.

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