Failures of Unionist Parties On Spl Status Laws Sad: Mirwaiz


Says no court has jurisdiction to tamper with 1927 state subject laws

SRINAGAR — Chairman of Hurriyat Conference (M) Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Friday termed as “sad” what he called failure of pro-India Kashmir leaders and parties to safeguard or compel New Delhi to uphold laws that govern special status of the Jammu and Kashmir.

Addressing the Friday gathering at Jamia Masjid Srinagar, he said no court has the jurisdiction to tamper with the 1927 hereditary state subject laws of J&K because UN resolutions on Jammu and Kashmir.

Mirwaiz said UN resolution clearly state that the citizens of J&K are to decide their final dispensation as a people, “by exercising the right to self-determination, a right which is yet to be exercised by us.”

The commitment to Right to Self Determination was made to people of J&K by the PM of India himself both before people of J&K and before the world. “So how can any court challenge the UN resolutions and the commitments made by GoI that took the shape of constitutional safeguards till GOI honoured its commitments?” Mirwaiz asked.

He said that J&K was a world acknowledged “dispute” and people of the state will at no cost allow dilution of the dispute till it is resolved.

He said the move of tinkering with the (State Subject Law) is aimed at undermining the dispute  by changing the demography of the state, settling outsiders here and making the locals a minority in their own land along the Israeli pattern in Palestine

That this will not be tolerated was shown by the exceptional protest strike observed by the people of the whole state from end to end on 5 and 6 of August.

Mirwaiz said that leadership was urgently deliberating upon the issue and taking all segments of society on board to launch a massive protest agitation to “counter this onslaught against us.”

Mirwaiz said that while successive Governments in India steadily violated the conditions  of the temporal accession, it had agreed upon till plebiscite was held in the state, “the sad part is that , the pro India Kashmir leaders and parties who had negotiated the conditions with GoI were unable to either safeguard these conditions or compel Govt of India to uphold them.”

Instead, he said, on the contrary these parties and their leadership for their weakness of chair, became willing tools in the systemic violation of these conditions from time to time over the past seventy years, till things have come to such a pass where our very existence is under grave threat.

Mirwaiz said that no effort will be spared to safeguard the interests of people of J&K and its disputed nature.

He said the tremendous sacrifices offered by such a “small nation” who is standing its ground in the face of such a mighty adversary speaks volumes about the courage and determination of its brave inhabitants.

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