Removal of 35-A will change our demography: JRL to Omar

“Since its existence NC has been constantly changing its goal from autonomy to pre-1953 to self-determination to remain in power”

Srinagar: The Joint Resistance Leadership while responding to Omar Abdullah’s statement that Hurriyat has nothing to do with Article 35-A, said that its because the pro-India parties that Kashmir is in such a situation.

“Omar Abdullah should understand that abrogation of article 35-A by the Indian state in order to change the demography of disputed J&K where the UN is yet to hold the promised plebiscite, is a matter of serious concern for all Kashmiris, “ JRL statement said.

It added, “As the outcome of abrogation of 35-A will severely affect and dilute the case of Right to self-determination of the people of Kashmir, for which people of Kashmir have been struggling and sacrificing for the past 70 years.”

JRL said that since its existence National Conference has been constantly changing its goal post from autonomy to pre-1953 to self-determination and so on.

“Their only aim is to get the chair. For that purpose it can go to any extent. It has excelled the art of changing colours like a chameleon, as its history of past 70 years bears testimony,” said the resistance leadership.

JRL in the statement added that it was in 1938 which changed the course of Kashmir history, when late sheikh Mohammad Abdullah converted the Muslim Conference into national conference.

“The conversion was an act of treason with the blood of martyrs of 13th July 1931. Its purpose was to forge an alliance with the Indian National Congress in order to attain power. It was a decision the repercussions of which people of Kashmir are facing for the past 85 years, especially present generation, who are being mercilessly and systematically wiped out,” said the statement.

The statement pointed out that it was Sheikh Abdullah who forced Maharaja Hari Singh to ‘hand over’ Kashmir to India.

“It was late Mr. Abdullah who being a people’s representative forced Maharaja Hari Singh to hand over Kashmir to India. He himself mentioned in his biography Aatish-e-Chinar that Gandhiji was not ready to send Indian army to Kashmir but he Sheikh Sahib convinced him to do so in order to safeguard the “secularism of India”,” the statement claimed.

Resistance leadership also said that when Pandit Nehru promised before the world community that a plebiscite will be held in J&K to decide its future and the world community pressurized India and Pakistan to do so through various resolutions on it, it was Mr. Abdullah who in 1948 at UN Security Council opposed this demand.

“When the UN nominated Sir Owen Dixon as a representative to assess the holding of RSD, it was late Sheikh Abdullah who on 27th Oct 1950 decided to establish a constitutional assembly to legitimize Kashmiris accession to India,” the statement said.

They also added that the 1975 Accord was another blow to the people’s resistance.

“We may remind Mr. Omer Abdullah that the Indira-Abdullah accord of 1975 was another blow to the people’s resistance movement when late Sheikh Abdullah again let the nation down after decimating the Plebiscite Front and the efforts and sacrifices of those who stood by him when he was leading them in that direction,” the statement said.

The Resistance leaders added, “Instead of sermonizing, Omar Abdullah and NC should fulfill their moral duty and responsibility to the people of Kashmir as pro India parties and get the people of Kashmir out of the situation in which they are in because of them.”

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