Ankur asks BJP to clear stand on Articles 35A, 370, delimitation, minority rights to non-Muslims

Advocate Ankur Sharma addressing a press conference at Jammu on Thursday.
Advocate Ankur Sharma addressing a press conference at Jammu on Thursday.

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, June 20: Chairman of Ikkjutt Jammu, Advocate Ankur Sharma today said that the 2019 mandate was for the revocation of Articles 35A as well as 370 and dilly dallying on the abrogation of these divisive Articles amounts to murdering people’s mandate and negating Preamble of the Indian Constitution.
“Patience of Jammu people on abrogation of these Articles, constitution of a Delimitation Commission and implementation of the March 12, 2018 Supreme Court order regarding identification/notification of Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains and Christians as Minorities in J&K is ending,” he said while addressing a press conference, here today.
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Referring to the June 12 statement of J&K Governor SP Malik that the talk about delimitation was just a “rumour” and that there was no danger to Article 35A, Article 370, Ankur said that the BJP didn’t clarify its stand on the same. “What the State Governor had said in Srinagar has only angered people of Jammu and Ladakh and created a feeling that the party has no regard whatsoever for the sentiments, aspirations, needs and compulsions of those who once again gave them a massive mandate,” he added.
“Three Lok Sabha seats and 46.5 percent votes to the BJP in the just-held general election was the mandate against the votaries of Pakistan, self-rule, autonomy, jihad, pampered and over-fed Kashmir. It was for the full empowerment of Jammu and Ladakh and the State’s complete integration into India. It was for ending the 71-year-old Kashmiri hegemony and defeating Jihad and those who had been changing the demographic profile of Jammu ruthlessly and meticulously with the support of elements in the establishment by looting and plundering Jammu,” said the Ikkjutt Jammu chief.
Ankur Sharma also expressed shock over the casual attitude of the J&K Government to the March 12, 2018 Supreme Court’s judgment to the Union Government and J&K Government that they must set up a State Minority Commission and identify the minorities in J&K so that the Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains, Christians and not the majority Muslims get all minority rights in the State.
Ankur Sharma warned that any delay on the part of the authorities to abrogate Articles 35A and 370, appoint Delimitation Commission and constitute Minority Commission would not be tolerated and Ikkjutt Jammu will launch a relentless struggle to achieve these paramount objectives.