Srinagar: Independent legislator from Langate Constituency Engineer Rashid has termed speakers decision not to allow his resolution seeking consensus on strengthening and protecting Article 35A of Constitution, as unfortunate and unconstitutional.
In statement, Rashid alleged that Speaker is acting like a mouth piece of RSS and other anti-Kashmiri forces who are keen bent to snatch even the mortal remains of autonomy and special status of J&K. Er Rashid said, the decision of the speaker to disallow the resolution is murder of democracy and he has no right to disallow a resolution which had not any objectionable contents. Speaker seems to have forgotten that he is custodian of the rights of people of State and not only that of radical elements from Jammu. He has proved himself to be an agent and proxy of New Delhi and anti-Kashmiri forces. If he has any moral courage he must not disgrace the credibility of the institution of the Assembly and if he cannot maintain the dignity of the house and discharge his duties is accordance with the constitution he must resign and join RSS or VHP. Er Rashid also lashed out at PDP for misleading the people over every issue and added that when Article 35A was dragged to the Supreme court by Narinder Modis close associates PDP had claimed to do everything to protect it but has become a part of conspiracy as speaker hailing from the ruling coalition has sabotage the resolution. He said let PDP, NC and others understand that if the Assembly cannot pass or debate a resolution seeking protection of Article 35A then what is the job of legislatures and how can they help in resolving the basic dispute of J&K.
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