Flag Issue: Soz Says Mehbooba Reflected Peoples Mood

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SRINAGAR: Former Union Minister and senior Congress leader Prof Saifuddin Soz on Saturday supported President of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) president Mehbooba Mufti for her statement that it cannot be business as usual in Kashmir.

Prof Soz in a statement this afternoon questioned what does the Union government expect from the people of Kashmir who are determined to continue their struggle for the restoration of the special status.

He said the Modi Government has internationalized Kashmir issue once again which is an obvious fact. It is not for nothing that the world-famous intellectuals like Noam Chomsky of America and Johan Galtung of Spain have raised their voice against the treatment meted out to Kashmir by the government. Both these high ranking intellectuals have said that Kashmir has been rendered into a prison with the entire population there as prisoners!

“So, it cannot be business as usual in Kashmir after the abrogation of Article 370 of the Constitution of India”, the Cong leader said.

Today or tomorrow, the abrogated Article 370 or its exact equivalent shall have to be restored, Prof Soz said adding “otherwise, the constitutional relationship between the State and the Union would continue to remain a flawed situation.”

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