Modi govt doesn’t want hearing of Article 370, 35A in Supreme Court: Omar Abdullah

Srinagar, December 16 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the Jammu and Kashmir National Conference vice-president, Omar Abdullah, on Thursday said that Narendra Modi-led BJP government doesn’t want hearing of Article 370 and 35-A in the Indian Supreme Court as it would be impossible for it to defend the case in the court.

Talking to reporters on sidelines of a party workers’ convention in Bandipora, Omar Abdullah said that if the Article 370 case had been in favour of the Indian government, its hearing would have taken place in the Supreme Court a long ago. “They know they can’t defend it that is why there has not been a single hearing so far,” he said.

The NC leader said the Modi government knows that the decision taken on August 05, 2019 was unconstitutional and undemocratic and they are afraid to face it in the court.

While addressing the party workers, he also said if the BJP gets majority during elections in IIOJK, the party will pass resolution in the assembly to support the decision taken by it on August 05, 2019.

“To pass the resolution that the people supported August 05, 2019 decision, BJP cannot do this without getting seats from Kashmir which is the reason they have created new political parties here to divide votes,” he added.

Replying to a question on land purchased in Jammu and Kashmir by outsiders, Omar Abdullah said the Article 370 is not about land but about the identity of Jammu and Kashmir. “Today the people of Ladakh and Kargil are protesting to get snatched rights back as they know it is their identity,” he said.