NC, PDP nailed coffin of Kashmir’s special status: JKPC

Srinagar, August 21 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Conference, today, asserted, the silence of 19 opposition parties on Article 370 and 35A is tantamount to an endorsement of abrogation.

The PC spokesman, Adnan Ashraf Mir in a statement issued in Srinagar said, “The meeting of 19 opposition parties by selectively parroting the demand for statehood and criminal silence on Article 370 & 35A has endorsed the revocation of special status of J&K. In a statement issued after the meeting, there was no mention of repealing the decisions taken by the BJP government on August 5 2019”.

He maintained that the opposition had buried the people’s demand of bringing back Article 370, 35A and the domicile rights of Kashmir.

“Two senior leaders Farooq Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti attended the meeting.

They failed to convince the opposition parties to put restoration of Article 370, 35A and domicile rights on their agenda. Why did these senior leaders attend the meeting when they could not persuade the opposition parties about the demands put forward in the Gupkar Declaration?,” he added.

He said that constructive ambiguity was a better option than criminal unambiguity expressed through silence of the 19 opposition parties.

“The fact of the matter is that the easiest way to restore Articles 370 and 35A is through parliament. The court process is time-consuming. BJP has, in past, made it clear that they will never restore the special status of J&K. The stance taken by opposition parties after the meeting makes it clear that they will not restore JK’s special status in the parliament,” he maintained.

Asserting that both the PDP and NC have endorsed the stand of opposition parties through their participation at the meeting, Adnan said by attending this meeting Farooq Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti have nailed the coffin of the special status of Kashmir.