JKCSCC prescribes unity among stakeholders
Says challenge to JK's special status can be fought by standing united
Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Civil Society Coordination Committee (JKCSCC) on Saturday urged all the political parties, Civil Societies and Bar association to come together and formulate a joint strategy to fight the evil designs who are hell-bent to erode special status of Jammu and Kashmir.
Addressing a press conference, JKCSCC member and ANC senior vice president, Muzaffar Ahmad Shah said that the civil society played a vital role to compel the parties to form the next dispensation in the State.
He said that the JKCSCC members met several mainstream party heads, urging them to form the government while some among didn’t give them did not bother to listen to their concerns.
“I appeal Dr Farooq Abdullah to also come forward as I believe he is the only person who can do a lot regarding the cases challenging the special status of Jammu and Kashmir in SC,” he said, adding that “we hope that the right thinking people in PDP and NC will come together and formulate a strategy to fight for the rights of people.”
However, he said that a recent step taken by the PDP to forge an alliance to form the next dispensation in Jammu and Kashmir was a joke, saying that the party had no numbers to form the government.
“The party should have reached the Governor’s house and staked their claim by meeting him personally. But the leaders preferred sitting at home,” he said, adding that the party announced ‘good news’ soon in the morning, saying that if the party was serious then they should have reached the Governor’s house and staked claim to form the government.
Similarly, he said Sajad Lone who also staked claim did not have the numbers. “I challenge him to name five members who he had,” he said, adding that those who claim themselves as well-wishers of people are welcoming RSS in the State.
Shah said that on January 10, the case at top court of India will start again and ten applicants have filed the intervention application at SC but “I appeal all the applicants to come together and formulate a joint strategy to fight the evil designs,” he said.
While reacting over the dissolution of State Legislative Assembly by Governor Satya Pal Malik, Shah said that it was ‘murder of democracy’.
Lashing out at Congress, Shah said that the party plays dual policies. “The party is claiming one thing and doing another,” he said, asking the party to clear their stand on Article 370 and 35A.
“They (Congress) fought the elections even after the identity of Jammu and Kashmir was at stake,” he said, adding that what have people to do with the elections when their identity is being snatched.