Srinagar, Mar 04: Jammu and Kashmir Socio Economic Coordination Committee (JKSECC), an amalgam of various trade, industrial, travel, tour, tourism, horticulture, educational, contractors pharmaceutical, houseboat, bakers and transport organisations and civil society formations, has called for a complete shutdown on Tuesday (05.03.2019) in entire Kashmir valley, Pirpanchal region and Chenab valley against the extension of central laws to the state and ban on Socio-religious organisation Jamat-e- Islami in an illegal, unconstitutional and undemocratic manner.
In a meeting of the amalgam, the members expressed their strong resentment against the extension of central law to the state at a time when no elected government is in place which indicates that GOI is preparing and planning for a bigger assault on state’s special status with presumed withdrawal or erosion of Article 370 and Article 35A. The Governor of the state needs to introspect about his representative character and understand that he doesn’t represent people of the state but GOI as its nominated agent and has no moral, ethical, legal and constitutional right to accord any concurrence to the extension of central laws to the state. The new methodology adopted by GOI in connivance of its own nominee is nothing but prostitution of the law and constitution and is fraught with dangerous consequences.
JKSECC has criticized the Governor for imposing ban on Jamat-e-Islami at the behest of GOI without any logic or justification. The Governor administration is in know of the activities of JeI which is purely a Socio-religious organisation contributing in the areas of education and religious preaching. The organisation has no case pending against them in any court of law or with the lolice department which shows that the action has been taken purely at the behest of anti Muslim rightwing Hindutva organisations including BJP.
JKSECC has cautioned both the governments to desist from testing the patience of majority community by inflicting pain through unconstitutional means as if the muscular militaristic approach let loose on the populace of Kashmir is not enough for giving them sadistic pleasure.
JKSECC has urged upon both the governments for immediate revocation of the central laws and ban on JeI or be ready for a united and sustained resistance from business community, civil society and the general public