Jammu: CPI(M) Regional Committee, Jammu organized a one day convention on Saturday at Jammu highlighting the attempts made by those ‘holding power to assault’ the constitutional provisions of special status under Article-370 of the Constitution of India.
While addressing the convention, he said “at a time when alienation of the people of Kashmir has reached to an unimaginable level, the response of Government of India should have been to understand and address this emerging challenge politically but unfortunately the RSS, core of the present government, is vehemently advocating the measures which instead of overcoming this sense of alienation is bound to further deepen it.”
“The constitutional provisions under Article 370 guaranteeing autonomy to the state, which has been virtually reduced to a pale shadow of what it was in 1950, is being further desperately targeted day in and day out,” he added.
“Statements are regularly pouring in from those who are in authority suggesting the abrogation of Article 370 and removing of Article 35(A), the essence of this constitutional provision. What is the experience? It sufficiently demonstrates that the more attempts for over-centralization drive leads to more dissatisfaction among the vast sections of the people,” Tarigami said.
Tarigami also mentioned that ‘The problem with the Modi government is that it lacks inclusiveness. Promoting sectional and regional divisions will only encourage disruptive forces. A serious attempt is being made by those holding power to desperately pursue the agenda which can only result in trifurcation of the state on communal lines. The rights and interests of the people in all the regions can genuinely be protected only through the unity of people of all the shades in state.’