‘Is Sharma entitled to talk about Art 35-A, 370’
Srinagar, Nov 06: Awami National Conference (ANC) Senior Vice President Muzaffar Shah Monday said New Delhi has once again decided to send Former IB officer Dineshwar Sharma to Kashmir to take stock of the tense situation in the Valley and to talk to leaders while as such attempts by the central government have failed to achieve any results till date.
In a press statement issued to KNS, Shah said the mission of the new interlocutor Dineshwar Sharma should be made clear as on what issues is he going to start a dialogue process.
It is worth mentioning that someone had filed a petition in the Supreme Court to abrogate the Article 35-A from the Constitution of India and during the first hearing, the Attorney General of India has informed the supreme court that the center Government has appointed an interlocutor to hold talks with all stakeholders to resolve the Kashmir issue, and contended that it was not the right time to proceed with the matter.
But the questions arises that has the Government of India given the interlocutor to talk about the constitutional documents related to India-Kashmir relationship or to take stock of the law and order problem in Kashmir?, Muzaffar Shah said.
He said if the interlocutor is coming to Kashmir to discuss the constitutional documents related to India-Kashmir relationship, then the law and constitution experts of Kashmir should aware him (interlocutor) about the real situation in Valley but before that the motive of the visit of Dineshwar Sharma to Kashmir should be made clear whether he is entitled to talk about the articles 35-A and 370, and the India-Kashmir constitutional relationship.
He said there is nothing wrong in debating or holding discussion on the constitutional issues as nobody can deter the people of Kashmir from their stand. (KNS)