Like Ravana NC has many heads: Beig
‘Plebiscite Demand Illegitimate As Per JK Constitution’
Jammu, Jan 14: Like Ravana, National Conference (NC) has many heads. We wonder if in present day India, there is any Lord Rama and Hanuman, to vanquish this contemporary Ravana.
We are compelled to make this assertion in view of the latest statement of the General Secretary, ideologue and the most authentic voice of National Conference, namely Jenab Sheikh Nazir Ahmed. In his latest diatribe, delivered by him, while flanked by senior and trusted Ministers of Jenab Omar Abdullah, he has accused late Jawahar Lal Nehru of betraying Kashmiris by not holding Plebiscite in Kashmir to determine the issue of states accession with India. He has demanded on behalf of NC, that India should hold plebiscite as promised by them. In his defence, he may argue that he and his party are entitled to their views and they have fundamental right, guaranteed under the constitution of India, to express their views. However, the people of Jammu & Kashmir as well as Indian state are entitled to ask them to answer the following questions:
Are they entitled to seek benefit of constitution of India while repudiating the same constitution in as much that constitution as well as the constitution of J&K, provides that J&K is an integral part of India. The demand for plebiscite amounts to an assertion that J&K is not an integral part of India. It is on this ground that the Legendary Justice Fazal Ali had held that demand for plebiscite was unconstitutional and plebiscite front, patronized and led by Late Jenab Sheikh Abdullah, was an illegal organization.
Under the prevention of unlawful activities Act, any organization that demands plebiscite is an illegal organization and in terms of the constitution of J&K, members of such an organization can not contest elections to the state legislature. In view of this legal position, how can members of NC become or remain members of State Legislature and Council of Ministers.
That members of NC who have become members of State Legislature / council of Ministers have Sworn oath of allegiance to the constitution of the state and to uphold India’s territorial integrity at various stages. First, while filing nomination papers for election, secondly, while taking oath as members of Legislature and finally while taking oath as Ministers. Has NC’s demand for plebiscite not resulted in violation of these oaths and disentitled its members from remaining as members of Legislature/council of Ministers?
Isn’t there an ideological and political similarity between members of Hurriyat Conference and National Conference in as much as both demand that plebiscite be held in J&K? If so, why should, Hurriyat Conference be treated as enemies, and National Conference allowed to rule the State?
Are the leaders of NC not aware that UN resolution on Kashmir were passed under chapter VI of the UN Charter, and therefore, they are only recommendatory and are not binding on India or Pakistan. Only resolution passed under chapter VII of UN Charter are binding on the concerned member states of UN.
Don’t the leaders of NC realize that Shimla Agreement which is a treaty between India and Pakistan, obliges the two countries to resolve Kashmir issue through bilateral dialogue and excludes any third party intervention, thereby effectively superseding UN resolutions on Kashmir?
Is it not a fact that pursuant to Sheikh Indira Accord of 1975, Late Sheikh Sahib dissolved plebiscite front and revived National Conference to assume the Chief Ministership of J&K. After dissolving plebiscite front, and enjoying benefits of power, what moral or political justification exists for NC to revive the demand for plebiscite at this stage? Is NC blackmailing Indian State and Congress Party to make sure that they should always be allowed to rule J&K State or else they will revive plebiscite Front?
In our view, National Conference has been and is the main cause of political uncertainty in the state and the hostile relations between India and Pakistan. They have played politics on both sides of the fence and have drowned three generations of Kashmiri youth in a sea of confusion, alienation and even violence. We are afraid that their continued diabolical policies will victimize even the now budding generation. Following a deviously crafted scripts Jenab Dr. Farooq Abdullah and Mr. Omar Abdullah have assumed the role of secular Nationalists, professing to be friends of congress for many generations, while aligning with BJP, when congress was out of power. On the other hand party bosses of NC like Jenab Sheikh Nazir and Dr. Mustafa Kamal, members of the same family, condemn India and congress as treacherous enemies and now they openly harp on the slogan of plebiscite. We appeal to all the people of the state, particularly the young generation to see through this treacherous and hypocritical game of NC and reject them with all the moral and political force at their command.
If Dr. Farooq Abdullah and Omar Abdullah are sincere Nationalists, they must expel Sheikh Nazir Ahmed and Mustafa Kamal from party and along-with those ministers who flanked Sheikh Nazir Ahmed, when he demanded plebiscite? However, despite that the pro-plebiscite ideology of NC cadre will never change.
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