KCSD holds RTC on Article 370
Srinagar, Dec 25 (KNS): Kashmir Centre for Social and Development Studies (KCSDS) today held a Round Table Conference on (RTC) on Article 370, UN and Kashmir Resolution.
According to a statement issued to KNS, Prof. Hameedah Nayeem Chairperson KCSDS has said the agreed conclusions were that Article 370 was introduced in the Indian Constitution after the United Nations adopted 1948 and 1949 resolutions. The word “temporary” to the said Article was prefixed with the view to facilitate governance of Jammu and Kashmir till the implementation of United Nations’ resolutions on Kashmir is carried out.
Second, application of Article 1 of Indian Constitution that defines the territory of the Indian union is subservient to Article 370 in case of Jammu and Kashmir. In case Article 370 is abrogated, the link between India and Jammu and Kashmir will automatically cease to be applicable to Jammu and Kashmir.
Third till the final resolution of Kashmir dispute, the Civil Society of Jammu and Kashmir will contest and oppose very strongly any attempt aimed at changing the demography of the state by eroding Article 370.
“It was also emphasised that besides Article 370,Article 253 of the Indian Constitution recognizes Jammu and Kashmir as a territory whose final status is yet to be determined,” reads the statement.
The key note addresses were made by Mian Abdul Qayoom and Advocate Zaffar A. Shah.