Srinagar, July 31, KNT: People Conference Chairman Sajad Lone Wednesday said National Conference seems to be more apologetic in the defense of Article 35A. “I reiterate that at this stage we should not resort to mudslinging but I am surprised over Omar Abdullah.
The intensity Omar Abdullah was showing about the protection of Article 35A during elections is missing and his party is not defending this Article the way it should. They seem to be more apologetic in its defense. I think, NC is a big party and they need to increase their intensity.
They have three members in the Parliament and they should do something inside or outside the Parliament,” Sajad Lone told Kashmir News Trust on the sidelines of a function at which a large number of people joined Peoples Conference.
Lone added that Omar Abdullah made a blunder when he said they will accept the court verdict on Article 35A. “If he is accepting court verdict then why he boycotted the Panchayat and ULB Polls. There should be collective efforts for the defense of Article 35A and if somebody is scared then he should openly confess it and pave the way for others who want to fight tooth and nail,” he added.
He said there should be collective efforts in safeguarding the special status of Jammu and Kashmir. “We will support every collective effort from Mehbooba Mufti. We met her yesterday and extended all possible support from our side. There should be collective effort and we can go to any extent in safeguarding our special status. Article 35A is a special provision and in its support we will go to any extent,” Sajad Lone said. (KNT)