‘Jammu should be given a chance to hold referendum on the Artilce’
Srinagar, Aug 12: Provincial President of National Conference, Jammu, Devinder Singh Rana Saturday said that people of Jammu should be given a chance to decided wheather to abrogate Article 35-A or not.
Rana said that Jammu Dogras would be main sufferers if Article 35 A is scrapped by the Supreme Court.
According to KNS correspondent, addressing a press conference in Jammu he said: “Jammu Dogras would be main sufferers if Article 35-A is abrogated. The people of Jammu should be given a chance to hold a referendum so that they can decide whether to abrogate Article 35-A or not.”
He said talks about the abrogation of the Article is also a ploy by those people who have acquired land in Jammu through illegal means and made fake state subject certificate so that they are not thrown out of Jammu.
He said attempts are being made to communalize and regionalize special status of J&K.
“NC will fight such divisive attempt with tooth and nail and we will educate people in every nook and corner in Jammu division about 35-A and attempt of BJP to erode special status of state,” he said.
He slammed BJP accusing them of playing divisive politics in Jammu and Kashmir citing example of special status of Himachal, Sikkim and in recently in Maharashtra where BJP’s own government protected special rights of actual residents of these states.
“BJP is spreading confusion among people about special rights by mixing with other issues like West Pakistan Refugee and Rohiygiyas which have no connection with the special status of the state,” he said.
National Conference has vehemently opposed striking down of Article 35 A and warned of mass uprising for it.