Former legislators M Y Tarigami, Hakeem Muhammad Yaseen, Er Rasheed, Syed Muhammad Altaf Bukhari and Ghulam Hassan Mir met here on Wednesday to discuss the prevailing political scenario in the state.
In a joint statement the former legislators said that the meeting focused on the issue of delimitation, which is being reported by the media.
The leaders felt that any such move without following the due process can further alienate the people and would weaken the secular fabric of the state.
They urged the State and Central Governments not to vitiate the atmosphere by such attempts which will also be in violation of the Constitution.
They said that such issues must be left to the elected government of the state to discuss and decide.
The former legislators urged the people to stand together for protection of the constitutional guarantees and appealed all political parties and members of civil society to unite for this common cause. The leaders said they want to assure the people that they will not allow any design to dilute the sanctity of the state constitution and the aspirations of the people.