Delhi seminar for continuation of Article 35-A » Kashmir Media Service

New Delhi, August 26 (KMS): The speakers at a seminar in New Delhi have firmly advocated continuation of the Article 35-A of the Indian Constitution, which guarantees special rights and privileges to the permanent residents of Jammu and Kashmir.

The seminar titled “Establishment of Peace and Democracy in Kashmir” was organized by All India Sarvodaya Mandal.

Speaking on the occasion, Santosh Bhartiya, Editor-in-Chief of Chauthi Duniya, said the story of Kashmir continues to remain a story of betrayals where democracy never prevailed. He said it has been a series of monumental betrayals which cross the political history Kashmir and New Delhi.

Any tinkering with the special status of the territory will bring dire consequences, he warned.

All India Sarvodaya Mandal Chairman, Mahadev Vidrohi said that the seminar was meant to highlight the sufferings of the people of Kashmir and to open a channel of communication with them.

The seminar in the resolutions passed on the occasion urged the Indian army to stop meddling into the affairs of occupied Kashmir and to restore human rights of the Kashmiri people.

It also asked the resumption of dialogue with all the stakeholders at every level as the problem cannot be solved by gun. It also asked the Indian government to start process of rehabilitation of Kashmiri Pandits.

The seminar strongly opposed any tinkering with the Article 35-A.

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