SRINAGAR, Sept 20: CPI(M) has disapproved the statement of RSS chief in which he has once again attacked the special constitutional status of Jammu and Kashmir State by calling for the scrapping of Article 35-A and Article 370 in a public programme.
Since RSS is the ideological mentor of BJP, a statement like this confirms the apprehension that the cat may be finally out of bag and that the BJP Government may well be on its way to scrap the Article 35-A for polarization and its petty electoral gains. However, the people of Jammu and Kashmir have always rejected such divisive designs of communal forces, CPI (M) leader Mohd Yousuf Tarigami said.
“Mohan Bhagwat seems to be ignorant of the historical realities and the basis of relationship of Jammu and Kashmir State with the Union Article 370 and 35A are constitutional obligations without which the instrument of accession itself is rendered meaningless. To deny this fact as the RSS and its affiliates punctually do, is to undermine the Union itself,” Tarigami added.
“It has been the long pending aim of Sangh pariwar to get people from outside J&K to settle in the State and change its demographic character. That way they hope to “assimilate” the State and its people into a narrow, strait-jacketed view of the nation. That this would lead to the decisive break of Kashmir from India and sever the bond solemnly affirmed in 1948, is of no consequence to the BJP-RSS combine. Such communal and disruptive politics must be defeated,” the CPI (M) leader said.