Will fight attempts to abrogate Art 35-A, Art 370 with all might: NC

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Srinagar

Jammu and Kashmir National Conference on Sunday called for effective and immediate measures to instil confidence among the people, saying the party is willing to go an extra mile to defend Art 370, Art 35-A.

A meet of political affairs committee (PAC) was held here at the party headquarters Nawa e Subha, Srinagar, said the spokesman.

Omar Abdullah presides over party’s PAC meet

He said that the meet was presided over by party vice president Omar Abdullah. The meet was called to deliberate on the prevailing situation in the state. Party leadership unanimously impressed upon the government of India to clear the air on current Kashmir conundrum. The party leadership called for urgent measures to infuse confidence among the locals.

The party leadership in a marathon four-hour meeting expressed concern over the uncertain and uptight situation in the state especially in the Kashmir region, said the spokesman.

“The leaders unanimously asserted that the party will fight any infringement upon the special constitutional position of the state. Party leadership also asserted that the party is ready to go an extra mile to defend the state’s interests both inside and outside parliament,” he said.

“The leadership also urged the people to forge unity in these trying times. They necessitated for maintaining calm. The leadership said the need of the hour’s calls for well-considered response to the situation,” he added.

Moreover, the party president Dr Farooq Abdullah despite not keeping well is in constant touch with the opposition parties at the centre.

“The party is already fighting for Art 35-A, Art 370 both inside and outside parliament. The party has already employed a battery of lawyers at the Delhi to put up a strong front at the Apex Court to protect Art 35 A and Art 370,” said party spokesman in a statement.

“The leadership said the NC has always been at the forefront of protecting the interests of the state and that the party will not allow anybody to tinker with the special status of the state,” he said.

Among others Haji Ali Muhammad sagar, Dr Sheikh Mustafa Kamal, Nasir Aslam Wani, Devender Singh Rana, Aga Syed Ruhullah Mehdi, Muhammad Shafi Uri, Abdul Rahim Rathar, Mian Altaf, Hasnain Masoodi, Muhammad Akbar Lone, Choudhary Muhammad Ramzan, Sakina Itoo, Mubarak Gul, Shammi Oberoi, Nazir Ahmad khan Gurezi, Sajad Ahmad Kitchloo, Ajay Sadhotra, S S Salathia, Mir Saifullah, Javed Rana, Haneefa Jan were present in the meet, said NC spokesman in a statement.

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