Majority of population against dilution of 35-A: APSCC


All Parties Sikh Coordination Committee (APSCC) has taken strong exception to the activities of a fringe group that is trying to erode the autonomy of Jammu & Kashmir by recommending abrogation of Article 35-A that gives special status to the people of state.

In a statement issued to PTK, APSCC Chairman Jagmohan Singh Raina said that majority of the people of Jammu & Kashmir want that no dilution of Article 35-A takes place. He said that a handful want the Article 35 to go adding that people would give a befitting reply to the fringe group.

“People irrespective of caste, colour, religion and region have voiced their resentment over the attempts being made to abrogate Article 35-A. This unity should be an eye-opener for the fringe group and they should desist from their moves. People of Jammu & Kashmir have a distinct identity and they cannot compromise about it,” said Raina.

The APSCC Chairman said that Government of India should see the writing on the wall and play their part in ensuing that no dilution whatsoever takes place with the special status being enjoyed by residents of the state. He said that any move aimed to abrogate Article 35-A is bound to alienate not only the people of Kashmir but other regions of state from Union of India.

Raina asked the people to remain steadfast and be united against the moves aimed to abrogate Article 35-A. He said that people of Jammu & Kashmir are quite conscious about their rights and they would not allow anybody to play politics over the same. (PTK)