The OIC said this in response to a recent press release by the Indian Ministry of External Affairs regarding the resolution adopted on Jammu and Kashmir.
Er. Rasheed ridiculed Mehbooba's claim that "J&K is India's crown and said that J&K is by no means India's integral part but a disputed territory". It has been a long standing demand of the BJP that the Article be removed.
It was after the constituent assembly of Kashmir ratified the state's accession to the Union of India in 1954 that the issue of citizenship was discussed. "The time has come when the people of Jammu & Kashmir should say goodbye to Article 370 and ask the government of India to revoke Article 35 A", he said. Article 35A was not introduced in isolation.
Also, the locals and the activists of political and social organizations demonstrated at the Parade Ground Park in Poonch to raise voices against PDP-BJP regime's attempts to fiddle with Articles 370 and 35A of the Indian Constitution. A permanent resident was defined as - A person who was born or settled in J&K before 1911 or has been resident in the state for 10 years after lawfully acquiring property in State.
While political rhetoric over J&K's separate Constitution and state flag continue to dominate the discourse, the BJP in its core base of Hindu-majority Jammu effectively blocked the government's move to allot mining contracts to non-residents of the state previous year.
The clock is ticking on the final disposal of the case against Article 35A.
The legal challenge to Article 35A - the heart and soul of Article 370 that grants special status to the state of Jammu and Kashmir and privileges to the citizens of the state, news that was broken first by Mail Today and followed diligently - has ruffled the separatists as well as principle opposition party in the state, the National Conference. It also made a decision to appeal to the legal luminaries of occupied Kashmir to rise to the occasion and fight the case in Indian Supreme Court and engage the services of competent lawyers if necessary. Rasheed has accused "her of being apologetic, untruthful and unrealistic during her meeting with PM Narinder Modi". Attorney General KK Venugopal is expected to explain before the apex court these aspects.
He also backed Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti's stand on Article 35 (A) and supported the ruling the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) in the state.