JAMMU, Aug 9: Stressing that the political relationship of J&K with the rest of India is set through “Instrument of Accession” only, BJP tells that Constitutionally and legally, nothing can save 35-A.
This was stated in a press conference by BJP Chief State Spokesperson Sunil Sethi along with BJP State Press Secretary and State Media Incharge Dr. Pardeep Mahotra. Sethi also raises certain questions on the killing of youth at former CM’s residence.
Sunil Sethi attacked on deliberate mis campaign by disproportionally extra vocal entities. NC’s allegation was that the relation of state with rest of India will be bothered, if 35-A ceases to exist and similar statements being issued by PDP and other Kashmir based fringe groups like those of Hurriyat Conference are blatant lie.
Sethi stressed that only “Instrument of Accession” defines political relationship of the state with Nation. Article 1 very clearly defines that J&K is just like any other state of India. Section 3 defines it as an integral part of India. J&K is an integral part of Nation and 35-A or 370 doesn’t define relationship of state with Nation, he said.
He said that in 1953, Government of former CM Sheikh Abdullah rather promised the people displaced from western Pakistan that they will be given rights and were immediately provided lands so that they don’t leave the state. This issue was raised in 1954 as the result of political and diplomatic failure of former Prime Minister Pt. Nehru. In the aftermath of those blunders, Presidential order was issued without consent from Parliament of India, he said.
Constitutionally and legally, nothing can save 35-A, Sethi said. Supreme Court will conduct an impartial hearing and the result will be out. Kashmiri politicians understand this fact and so are ill-motivating people.
Sethi demanded an impartial probe be done by SIT headed by senior IPS officer for the unwanted firing incident at the residence of former Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah, in which a young man died. The FIR of the family should be entered he added.