Describing Articles 35A and 370 as ‘special identifications’ of Jammu and Kashmir, Mufti said that the central government should protect both
Rajouri: Addressing a public meeting in Rajouri, PDP president Mehbooba Mufti warned the Union government that if there any kind of tampering with Article 370 and 35A, the consequences would not be favourable.
Describing Articles 35A and 370 as ‘special identifications’ of Jammu and Kashmir, Mufti said that the central government should protect both.
While praising former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's Kashmir policy, Mufti said that if the Centre wants a peaceful situation in Kashmir, it will have to negotiate with Pakistan.
Addressing a one-day convention in Rajouri, Mufti said, "Peace in South Asia is possible only when peace in Jammu Kashmir will be ensured". She said that in order to restore peace between India and Pakistan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi should walk on the path of late Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
PDP's chief spokesman Rafi Ahmed Mir told MyNation, "Jammu and Kashmir’s relationship with Delhi is due to these two special provisions; and it is not just the PDP, but it is the opinion of all political and non-political communities that without it, their relationship will weaken”.
The Jammu-Kashmir National Conference has already said that it will boycott panchayat and urban body elections.
Chief spokesman of Jammu and Kashmir’s People's Democratic Party Rafi Ahmed Mir told MyNation that the decision will be taken in a meeting with the core group of the party at Srinagar.
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Last Updated Sep 6, 2018, 4:14 PM IST