India is Committed to Hold Plebiscite under Article 253 of its Constitution as Well: Bar



J&K High Court Bar Association Kashmir Thursday termed New Delhi’s possibility of reviving the “Talks Process” with the pro-freedom leadership of the State, as “a futile exercise” and described the same as a “Superficial Slogan to mislead” the entire World Community.

In an Executive Committee meeting held today, a Bar Statement said, “it was stated that whenever there is pressure from International Community on India to resolve Kashmir issue, it, instead of complying with the mandate of Security Council Resolutions, shows falsely its willingness to hold talks with the pro-freedom leadership, but within the framework of Indian Constitution, forgetting that such an offer, in the past, has all along been rejected, by one and all, as the talks previously held have not yielded any result.”

“If India was sincere in resolving the Kashmir issue, then it should immediately take steps to implement the Security Council Resolutions on Kashmir and by holing plebiscite in the state, under the auspices of UN, give the people an opportunity to decide about their future,” the statement said adding, “India is, otherwise, also committed to the holding of such a plebiscite, in the state of J&K, in terms of International Law, as also under the proviso added to Article 253 of the Indian Constitution by J&K Constitutional application order of 1994, which guarantees the holding of plebiscite, in the State of J&K.”

Bar condemned slapping of yet another order of detention on Masarat Alam Bhat, under the provisions of PSA, even when his petition against the earlier order of detention, passed by Districts Magistrate Jammu, is still pending in the High Court at Srinagar and is awaiting final decision.

The statement said that members of Bar termed the order as a blatant violation of Human Rights and the Charter of UN Organization and other International Covenants on the subject.


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