Will continue democratic, legal fight to reverse Aug 5 2019 decisions: NC

Srinagar, August 05 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the National Conference has reiterated that it will continue its fight using all peaceful, legal and democratic means to reverse all August 05, 2019 unconstitutional decisions.

In a joint statement, party leaders, Ali Muhammad Sagar, Sheikh Mustafa Kamal, Nasir Aslam Wani and Hasnain Masoodi said the day will always be remembered when the rights and dignity of people of Kashmir were illegally snatched away following the unconstitutional abrogation of Articles 370 and 35A.

The day, they said, marks the unceremonious breaching of sacred commitments made to people of Kashmir to uphold the political agenda of BJP and the RSS.

The articles 370 and 35-A, the leaders said, were the manifestation of the solemn commitments made by New Delhi to the people of the territory. The undue decisions, they said, have added to the long prevailing political instability and alienation in the region.

The NC leaders requested the Chief Justice of the Indian Supreme Court to constitute the bench to begin hearings in the matter. “The Chief Justice had committed to doing this as soon as the summer break ended. That has happened a few weeks ago, we hope the CJ will convene the bench and start hearings in the matter,” they added.

Meanwhile, the party spokesman in a statement demanded the release of senior APHC leader and prominent religious preacher, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, saying his continued detention is violation of basic human rights.

Urging the authorities to set Mirwaiz free so that he can perform his religious obligations, he said, “His prolonged detention hurts the religious sentiments of people, who would otherwise hear the pulpit and spirals of Jamia Masjid reverberate with his sermons, especially on Fridays and various other auspicious days. We demand that he be allowed to walk free and perform his religious duties. We hope that the authorities will reconsider their decision and set Mirwaiz free from house detention.”