BJP re­peats de­mand of bom­bard­ing PaK

Pakistan Observer - - KASHMIR - —Cour­tesy: GK

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.

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