Give up slogans of Autonomy, Self rule: Rasheed to NC, PDP, ‘Demands plebiscite on both sides of LoC

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Appealing NC and PDP to give up their slogans of autonomy and self-rule, MLA Langate Er Rasheed Tuesday advocated holding of plebiscite on both sides of LoC.

Speaking in the Legislative Assembly, Rasheed started his speech by the couplet, ‘Saray Jahan say Acha Hindustan Hamara, Mushkil Hai iss main Laikin Jeena Yehan Hamara’.

Participating in the debate on Governor’s address Rasheed reiterated that governor’s address is “unconstitutional” and governor has no right to address the assembly.

Rasheed said, “The 6th constitutional amendment of 1965 changing Sadar-I- Riyasat to Governor and Prime Minister to Chief Minister is absolutely unconstitutional as the assembly had no right to change the preamble of the constitution. The irony of the matter is that while the amendment provided a provision to appoint a non-state subject as the Governor, but didn’t restrict his powers of Sadar-i-Riyasat. It is the only state where Governor is enjoying the powers at par with parliament and can interfere in any matter of state and has access to any confidential document within the state by virtue of constitutional amendment.”

Rasheed said it is irony that while everybody claims all elections before 1947 as rigid, how is the constitutional amendment made by that elected assembly entitled to make any constitutional amendments.

Asking CM Mehbooba Mufti who was in the house to explain if the assembly cannot revert the decision of accession with India, how is assembly authorized to change the preamble of the constitution and abolish the post of Sadar-i-Riyasat and Wazeer-e-Azam.

Rasheed appealed mainstream political parties to understand that J&K dispute is not a political affair between parties and dynasties but a movement for right to self-determination. He called for a consensus between NC and PDP to force New Delhi for a widely acceptable resolution to dispute.

Rasheed also asked CM Mehbooba to revoke the decision of termination of twelve employees. If Nayeem Akhter could propagate agenda of so called anti-nationals by writing articles under fake name, why are only innocent employees made scapegoat.

Stressing for holding of plebiscite in the state, Rasheed reiterated that J&K neither was nor is or will remain integral part of India.

He appealed PM of Pakistan to offer Hon’ble and respectable package to the West Pakistani Refugees and asked him not to forget that they are Pakistani citizens.

Rasheed asked Mehbooba Mufti that if High Court has quashed PSA of Masarat Alam, may she answer what wrong he has done inside the Jail that he is not being released.

Rasheed also asked CM Mehbooba Mufti to apologise for her anti-Muslim alliance with BJP and condemned her for speaking against her own people, who had taken in lakhs to peaceful protests on streets for seeking right to self-determination.

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