Take serious steps to preserve Article 35-A: KCSDS to Govt

Kashmir Centre for Studies and Development Studies (KCSDS), a civil society group, on Tuesday asked the state government to take serious steps to preserve Article 35-A by all means at their disposal so that state subject law and other specific rights are protected.
Take serious steps to preserve Article 35-A: KCSDS to Govt
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Kashmir Centre for Studies and Development Studies (KCSDS), a civil society group,  on Tuesday asked the state government to take  serious steps to preserve Article 35-A   by all means at their disposal  so that state subject law and  other specific rights are protected.

In a statement here a spokesman of KCSDS said, "An important Round table conference  was organized by KCSDS to chalk out the appropriate response of the civil society to the writ petition  filed  by so called think tank of fascist forces in the Supreme Court   for the   abrogation of  Article 35A  from  the  Indian constitution  which protects the state subject law and associated laws  of the state." He said, "The people from all walks of life. including legal luminaries –Advocate Zaffer Shah, Mian Qayoom, prominent industrialists and businessmen, doctors, academics , writers, journalists, columnists, students  and  major civil society organisations participated in the conference.

The participants were unanimous in condemning the state govt for its lackadaisical approach towards this serious issue   which will have terrible disastrous consequences. If the Article 35-A is not preserved it would change the Muslim majority character of the state."

The spokesman said, participants were of the opinion the very act of filing writ petition  for the abrogation of Article 35A  is a "Conspiracy  to change the demography by  opening the flood gates of permanent  entry points into Kashmir."

The participants, according to the spokesman, resolved  to fight for the  preservation  of  Article 35A   by all means at their disposal  which provides protection  to state subject law and  other specific rights  that restrict land owning and acquiring jobs in the state to permanent  state subjects only.  "They resolved to create a task force for informing public  about the importance of retaining Article 35-A  till the final resolution of Kashmir dispute."

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