Mohammad Yusuf Tarigami, PAGD spokesman and general secretary CPI (M), on Tuesday said that forced silence of people cannot be considered as their acceptance
Tarigami said that permanent Residence Certificate issued by erstwhile state of J&K under Article 35A has now become a sole basis for defining permanent resident of UT Ladakh, is validation and vindication of essence of Article 35A in ensuring constitutional guarantees to people of JK & Ladakh which ( Article 370) was arbitrarily made inoperative.
Through the scrapping of Article 370 and bifurcating the state into two union territories, not only has the BJP government undermined the basic structure of the constitution but the relationship between Jammu & Kashmir and the union itself. And the only way to put it back on track is by immediately restoring democracy along with full autonomy and statehood to the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir.
Democratic forces must raise their voice for restoration of the legitimate rights of the people.
Let those in authority understand that forced silence can’t be construed as acceptance.