Move to abrogate Article 35-A will be resisted tooth and nail: Jama’at

Srinagar

Jama’at-e-Islami Jammu and Kashmir on Friday said that any move of tinkering with the special status of Jammu and Kashmir is aimed to change the Muslim majority character of the state into minority and thus paving way for non-state subjects. “The move will be resisted tooth and nail,” a statement of Jama’at said.

“People of the state had been guaranteed by India that through a free and fair plebiscite they will be given a chance to decide their political destination but government of India subsequently backtracked from its commitment and people at helm in the state from time to time paved way for India to scrap that position,” reads the statement.

Jama’at said ‘the ruling class has no mandate to fiddle with article 35 (A) and successive regimes in the state have made cracks to the special status of the state by cheating common people.

“Pro-India parties and elements are solely responsible for this mess. Successive governments of the state repeatedly perforated the wall of special status and now current coalition partners are pushing last nail in this wretched and pierced wall,” it added.

Urging people of the state to be vigilant at this juncture, Jama’at appealed them not to support the elements who for their personal and party benefits are swindling with special status of state.

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