Chairman Hurriyat(M) Mirwaiz Umar Farooq Friday said that no court has the jurisdiction to tamper with the 1927 hereditary state subject laws of J&K as UN resolutions on Jammu and Kashmir clearly state that the citizens of J&K are to decide their final dispensation as a people.
He said that the commitment to Right to Self Determination was made to people of J&K by the then Prime Minister of India himself both before people of J&K and before the world, “ How can any court challenge the UN resolutions and the commitments made by GOI that took the shape of constitutional safeguards till GOI honoured its commitments?” Mirwaiz asked.
He said that Jammu and Kashmir is a world acknowledged dispute and people of the state will at no cost allow dilution of the dispute till it is resolved.
Adding that move at tinkering of article 35A is aimed at undermining the dispute ,by changing the demography of the state ,settling outsiders here and making the locals a minority in their own land along the Israeli pattern in Palestine
He said any move to tinker with the special status of Jammu and Kashmir will not be tolerated “It was shown by the exceptional protest strike observed by the people of the whole state from end to end on 5 and 6th of August,” he said.
Mirwaiz said that leadership is urgently deliberating upon the issue and taking all segments of society on board to launch a massive protest agitation to counter this onslaught against Jammu and Kashmir.
Mirwaiz said that while successive Governments in India steadily violated the conditions of the temporal accession it had agreed upon till plebiscite was held in the state , “The sad part is that the pro India Kashmir leaders and parties who had negotiated the conditions with GOI were unable to either safeguard these conditions or compel Govt of India to uphold them.” He added
Instead, on the contrary these parties and their leadership for their weakness of chair, became willing tools in the systemic violation of these conditions from time to time over the past seventy years , “till things have come to such a pass where very existence is under grave threat,”
Mirwaiz said that no effort will be spared to safeguard the interests of people of J&K and its disputed nature. He said the ‘tremendous’ sacrifices offered by such a small nation who is standing its ground in the face of such a mighty adversary speaks volumes about the courage and determination of its brave inhabitants.
Meanwhile, a protest march was carried out by Awami Action Committee leaders and activists outside Jamia Masjid Srinagar in defense of the state subject law.