KPS takes strong exception to Dr Abdullah’s statement

Excelsior Correspondent
Jammu, Aug 20: A meeting of the Executive Body of KP Sabha, Ambphalla, was held here today under the chairmanship of K. K. Khosa its President. The Sabha has taken strong exception to the Statement released from London by Dr. Farooq Abdullah which states inter alia that the Government of India is out to bring about a change in the demography of the State by scrapping Art. 370 of the Constitution of India.
It said the statement is misconceived and has the potential of aggravating the unrest that is taking place in the Valley for the last 42 days. At this time when the common citizens have faced only death and destruction during this period, it was expected of a senior statesmen like Dr. Abdullah to help douse the fire so that normalcy could be restored. “We all know that art. 370 cannot be scrapped from the Constitution of India, unless the J & K Assembly also ratifies it”, Sabha said.
It said yet making such baseless charges when PDP is a part of the Government  and is committed to strengthening the Article shows that NC is not keen on restoration of normalcy and wants continuation of the dance of death and destruction that is taking place in the Valley.
In all these 27 years NC never made any worthwhile efforts towards the return of the community to the Valley except playing politics over it. Even today NC has not spoken about the demographic change that took place in the Valley due to the ouster of the community. He has also not offered any word of concern for the fresh exodus of the PM Package employees who were targeted during this unrest, Sabha added.
It said his suggestion about Indo-Pak dialogue with involvement of Kashmiris in it and that too from London is a replica of what the separatists have been saying all these years.
The Sabha urged the Government of India to have no dialogue with Pakistan till it stops exporting terrorists to the Valley. The Sabha also urged Government of India and State Government to take strict action against disruptionists and separatists and also initiate a dialogue with the civil society of both Kashmir and Jammu instead, which will go a long way in normalizing the situation in this state.
The Sabha also requested the Government to release the salary of the PM Package employee, forthwork who are facing tremendous difficulties particularly those who only depend on salaries.
Those who participated in the meeting were A. K. Braroo, S. L. Bhagati, G.J. Kampasi, B. L. Tiku, Ashok Khar, Subash Dhar, Dr. Ashok Koul, Dr. Usha Tickoo, Shamma Handoo, J. L.Zutshi, Rajinder Tiku, R. L. Koul, Kewal Sher.