Jammu & Kashmir

JK can never return to normal if August 5 decisions not revoked, says Farooq Abdullah

New Delhi: National Conference President and Member of Parliament Dr Farooq Abdullah in his address in Lok Sabha on Tuesday sought the restoration of JK’s special constitutional position which was “unconstitutionally, undemocratically and illegally rescinded on the 5th of August last year”.

Party president in his address in the parliament said: “today while I am speaking here, there is a fierce gun battle going on in Kashmir. Unfortunately, such violent encounters have become a routine in Kashmir. There will be no peace in Jammu and Kashmir unless decisions taken on August 05, 2019, are not revoked and the special status is restored.”

As per a statement, Dr Farooq also demanded the unconditional release of political, youth, civil society detainees arrested following the August 05 decisions saying that it was imperative to restore long-lasting peace in JK.

Earlier the party President Dr Farooq Abdullah along with Member of Parliament of Dravida Munetra Kazhagam (DMK) Kanimozhi Karunanidhi, NC Members of Parliament Hasnain Masoodi, Muhammad Akbar Lone; Rajya Sabha members Fayaz Ahmed Mir of PDP, Nazir Ahmed Laway protested in front of Gandhi Statue in the foreground of the Parliament house and demanded the restoration of the constitutional position to Jammu and Kashmir as per 1952 Delhi agreement, 1975 accord and restoration of the Articles 370, 35-A which were “unconstitutionally, undemocratically” abrogated by GoI on August 5, last year.

The protesting Members of Parliament said that there was no peace in JK, and that there could be no long-lasting peace in the region unless the undemocratic measures undertaken by the GoI on August 05, 2019, are not reversed.

The Party’s Members of Parliament led by Party President Dr Farooq had earlier called on the Lok Sabha Speaker and urged him to enable discussion on the situation in JK.


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