Rejecting the views expressed by the National Conference (NC) working president Omar Abdullah that the shutdown call given by the separatists against the assault on Article 35 A was a tacit acceptance of Indian constitution, the Hurriyat Conference (G) today reiterated its commitment for right to self-determination.
"Hurriyat Conference (G), while reiterating its pledge and commitment for the right to self-determination, rejected out- rightly the views put forth by Omar Abdullah that the exemplary protest and civil curfew observed on 5th and 6th August against any proposed tinkering of Article 35-A is a tacit support for a resolution of Kashmir issue within the constitution of India," a Hurriyat (G) spokesman said in a statement. "The political whims of Omar Abdullah are yet another cruel joke with the history of Kashmir made by his predecessors since 1947," he added.
"Article 370 and 35-A, etc have remained a tool of exploitation in the hands of all the political parties who have been instrumental in abrogating these constitutional barriers to change the state subject laws and demography of the state," the spokesman alleged.
"Hurriyat has time and again rejected any solution to Kashmir issue within the Indian constitution," the spokesman said. "The Hurriyat Conference, for the sake of argument, likes to pose a series of questions to all the political parties regarding the fulfillment of their allegiance to the constitution of Jammu and Kashmir which clearly lays down to have a president, a prime minister, chief justice, higher officials and bureaucracy all from the permanent residents of the state. The same parties may be asked about the present state of bureaucracy, judiciary and police department where the non-resident officials have outnumbered the locals. These parties are responsible for opening the floodgates for non-residents to occupy key posts in the state," the spokesman said.
"Hurriyat demands immediate intervention of United Nations Secretary General to stop overt and covert efforts being made by New Delhi to change the demography of Jammu and Kashmir. It appeals for an early resolution of Kashmir as per the wishes of the people," the spokesman said.