As tensions grip Jammu and Kashmir over the abrogation of Article 35 A, PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti calling to unite with NC chief Farooq Abdullah, has demanded an 'all party meet' in the state.
In a tweet, the PDP chief said that the recent developments have caused 'panic amongst people' in the state and further called a 'forged united response.'
In light of recent developments that have caused a sense of panic amongst people in J&K, I’ve requested Dr Farooq Abdullah sahab to convene an all party meeting. Need of the hour is to come together & forge a united response. We the people of Kashmir need to stand up as one— Mehbooba Mufti (@MehboobaMufti) July 29, 2019
Earlier on Monday, former CM of Jammu and Kashmir Farooq Abdullah spoke against the removal of Article 35A and Article 370 from the state, claiming that 'they are Hindustani' but the Articles are important for them. He further added that the Centre is creating 'a situation of fear' moreover threatened saying 'wait and watch the consequences.'
He said, "They are creating a situation of fear. If they abrogate 35 A, they will have to abrogate every Article that has come by the President. We will have to go back to 1947. Abrogating the Article is against the Constitution of Jammu and Kashmir. You watch and see the consequences, wait and see what will happen."
Meanwhile, Omar Abdullah in a tweet said that before calling a meet with senior leaders from regional parties in Jammu and Kashmir, it is 'important to try to understand from the Central Govt about their intentions for the state.' The Abdullah scion further clarifying the stand of NC said that it is significant how the Centre looks at the situation in the state.
Before calling senior leaders from other parties in J&K to discuss the current situation it’s important to try to understand from the Central Govt about their intentions for the state & also how they see the situation at the moment. This is what @JKNC_ is focused on. https://t.co/dDW8G5fMV8— Omar Abdullah (@OmarAbdullah) July 29, 2019
Mufti even threatened voilence over Article 35A on Sunday, speaking at a public meeting on the occasion of PDP's foundation day at Srinagar, Mufti lashed out at NIA, criticised Centre's anti terror operations and declared that bodies of those will be burned who will meddle with the status of Article 35-A in the valley. She also claimed that the Centre is using NIA to pick up anyone and one day they may also pick her up.
She said, "Meddling with Article 35 A is like touching ammunitions, people who are trying to touch Article 35 A will not only burn their hand but their entire body will be burned. Kashmiris need to protect what we have, we have our own constitution, we have a status which doesn’t allow people from outside to buy property here. The conditions that prevail the valley today are scary, JK bank has been finished and slowly they are trying to finish everything. We want to tell Delhi that touching Article 35 A will be like touching dynamite. We will defend Kashmir till our last breath."
Earlier in febraury, Mufti had said that no one will hold Indian flag in the valley if the status of 35 A is tampered. She had said that 'any unnecessary fiddling with or tampering with Article 35 A will nullify the contract itself that legitimises the union of J&K with India.'
Issuing a threat to the Centre she had said, "I want to tell them, don't play with fire. Don't fiddle with 35A. If you do so the consequences will be so grave that you'll see such things which you would have not seen since 1947."