BJP repeats demand of bombarding PaK
RAJOURI, IHK—Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday repeated its demand for bombarding areas in Pakistan-administered Kashmir (PaK) to destroy the “militant camps.”
Talking with mediapersons, MLA Nowshera Ravinder Raina said that spurt in militant activities was grave issue.
When asked about his statement in assembly, Raina said that he still believes in his demand of “bombarding PaK areas where militant camps are running.” —GK the perceptions BJP and PDP have on the constitutional status of J&K”. It adds immediately thereafter: “considering the political and legislative realities, the present position will be maintained on all the Constitutional provisions pertaining to J&K” – that is, all the 47 orders.
It further adds immediately thereafter “including the special status in the Constitution of India”. Is this expression anything but an attempt to deceive, a palpable fraud. Its draftsman was – you have guessed it – the very same too-clever-byhalf. This time he had the inspiring company of the RSS’ Ram Madhav to remind him of the political “realities” – if you want the BJP’s support forget “self-rule” for Kashmir and all the talk of roll back; accept the shell of Art. 370 or we will join hands with the N.C. This is the political reality – the lust for power by both the PDP and the NC.
On 6 June, the CM Mehbooba Mufti claimed “after Parliament, only J&K Assembly has the powers to make legislation which gives it the distinction of being a unique and empowered legislature in the country.” Really? Then why did paragraph 119 of the Self-Rule document of 2008 speak of “the assault on the constitutional power of the State legislature”? And why did the PDP’s Manifesto for the 2014 elections demand “Restore powers of the State Assembly”? Doesn’t Mehbooba Saheba read her own party’s documents?
There is, however, a sinister aspect to this drama. On 25 February 2015 the Narendra Modi Government formally declared in the Rajya Sabha, through its Minister of State for Home Haribhai Parathibhai Chaudhary, that “there is currently” no proposal “under consideration” for the repeal of Art. 370. It was a formal considered, written statement. The reason which he gave should have alarmed the PDP. “Through this Article the Union parliament gets jurisdiction to enact laws on matters specified either in the Instrument of Accession or by later addition with the Concurrence of the Government of State of J&K”. The same assertion to unlawful power.