Jammu, June 27 (Scoop News)-The Joint Forum of KP organizations today criticized the National Conference for raising the issue of Autonomy coupled with Kashmir centric demands.
The Joint Forum of KP Organisations in an urgent meeting today to discuss the current political scenario arising out of Prime Minister’s recent visit to Jammu and Kashmir.The meeting was attended by H.L.Chatta, President-ASKPC, Ashwani Kumar Chrungoo, President-Panun Kashmir, D.N.Kissu, Chairman-ADKPUF, R.K.Raina, Senior Vice President-ASKPC and Virender Raina, Spokesperson-Joint Forum.
H.L.Chatta, President,All State Kashmiri Pandit Conference criticized the National Conference for raising the issue of Autonomy coupled with Kashmir centric demands. He said that it needs to be put on record that the State of Jammu and Kashmir has already gone through a black period of history from 1947 to 1953, when there were no fundamental rights, human rights and other civil liberties available to the common people. Autonomy is tantamount to putting the clock back and is a retrogressive measure.
H.L.Chatta while recalling that in 1975, after Indira-Abdullah accord, Sheikh Mohd Abdullah himself got all the laws extended by the Centre to the state reviewed by a high power committee. The said committee opined that all laws extended to the state were in the interests of the people. It has become a habit with the National conference to raise the bogey of Autonomy at every given opportunity only to keep the masses in Kashmir in a state of confusion.
Ashwani Kumar Chrungoo, President, Panun Kashmir expressed surprise and dismay at the ignorance of the Chief Minister of J&K state regarding Article 370. He said that it was the Instrument of accession that established the relationship between Jammu and Kashmir State and the Union of India in 1947. Article 370 was incorporated in the Indian constitution much later and that too as a “temporary provision” in respect of which Pt. Nehru declared that “Article 370 would ultimately get eroded in due course of time”. The Jammu and Kashmir state was always a part of India socially, politically and culturally since times immemorial, and the Instrument of accession was only a legal and constitutional requirement which every acceding state had to execute before joining the Union of India.
Ashwani Kumar said that it is the height of populist politics that the Chief Minister issues a threatening statement in regard to Article 370 in front of the Prime Minister and. Sonia Gandhi.
D.N.Kissu,Chairman,ADKPUF said that
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