Taking note of the vitiated Politics and desperate tries to make the atmosphere venomous and fragile, BJP tells the valley based parties to stop playing politics on the name of Article 35-A.This was stated in a Press Conference held at party headquarter by BJP Chief State Spokesperson Sunil Sethi, flanked by BJP State Spokesperson Brig. (Retd.) Anil Gupta and BJP State Press Secretary & State Media Incharge Dr. Pardeep Mahotra.Sunil Sethi said that valley based parties are trying to make the atmosphere fragile for their own interests by irresponsible statements. Stand of such parties on 35-A, can be clearly viewed as anti-National and anti-Social. They are trying to mislead the common masses by giving an impression that abrogation of article 35-A is against the interests of state, which is far from truth and in reality, the article has only promoted inequality among the masses. The article is infact against the state’s interests and has hampered the progress of state since its inception.He said that in last 70 years, the state could not progress on the desired pace as this article has blocked all type of investments from outside the state as the investors from other states are afraid to come to this state. This blocks the employment opportunities for the youth of the state, he said.
Sethi also attacked Provincial President of National Conference for his statement that the laws were framed by Maharaja Hari Singh ji. Maharaja Hari Singh framed state subject laws in entirely different conditions to stop the Britishers from purchasing the properties. But after the accession of J&K with rest of India, our state became a unified part of single great Nation and now we are “India”.He said that at the time of Maharja, Riyayat-Nama and Izazat-Nama existed to grant citizenship rights, but the laws were distorted by NC and Congress to deny rights to the Valmiki Sammaj, Gurkha and others. He also said that the laws framed in 1954 were ill intentionally implemented from 1944 to deny rights to West Pak Refugees. He said that foreigners like Rohingyas and Bangladeshis are to be ousted from state. Every person from state has right to settle anywhere in India and every Indian has basic right to get settled in J&K, he said.Sethi said that these provisions imposed afterwards, were with ill intention to hinder development of state and to discriminate with people living in state. Refugees living from past 70 years are being discriminated and denied state subject benefits. The women after marriage are denied basic rights. Outer technocrats, teachers, scientists, doctors don’t come to state due to this particular law. Those who are playing politics on Maharaja’s name conspired to oust him and didn’t let him to return to the state till death as they were afraid that he was popular among the masses and they could not play games on the name of Kashmir. This is a desperate attempt to make the Great Maharaja as a Villian by NC and Congress, while they observe Martyr’s day to demonize a great Maharaja. (PTK)