Seeking abrogation of Article 370 is itself disrespecting Indian Constitution
Srinagar 30 September: Reacting to RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat’s demand of making constitutional amendments for abrogating Article 370 and other related provisions, AIP Supremo and MLA Langate Er. Rasheed has said that though there is nothing new in what Mr. Bhagwat has stated but the demand of demolishing Article 370 is itself an evidence that RSS and like minded organizations don’t have faith in Indian constitution. In a statement issued today Er. Rasheed said “Those who often accuse Kashmiris of disrespecting Indian constitution by seeking Right to Self Determination should understand that if seeking Right to Self Determination is something outside Indian constitution, then demand to remove Article 370 and 35-A amount to disrespecting Indian Constitution and is an ample proof that people like Mohan Bhagwat don’t have faith in Indian constitution. The provisions like 370 and 35-A are temporary because of disputed nature of J&K and if UN resolutions are implemented and J&K becomes India’s integral part through a plebiscite, Article 370, 35-A and other provisions will automatically become null and void. However people of Jammu & Kashmir are not averse or scared to any discussion on J&K dispute and if Govt. of India invites all stake holders for unconditional talks, let RSS and like minded organizations of Sang Parivar argue on the table about abrogating all articles granting special status to J&K and Kashmiris should also be allowed to plead their demand of right to self determination. Whatsoever emerges from a sincere dialogue based on historic facts, logic and argument should be acceptable to all”. Er. Rasheed added that if Mohan Bhagwat and like minded people don’t believe neither in Indian Constitution by demanding disastrous amendments nor are ready to fulfill the commitment made with people of J&K by India’s First Prime Minister Jwahar Lal Nehru, then world should know that India has nothing to offer to people of J&K and wants Kashmiris to be controlled through barrel of the gun and by destroying their self-respect and credibility one way or the other.