New Delhi, 22 August. Prof.Bhim Singh, Chief Patron of National Panthers Party & Executive Chairman of State Legal Aid Committee said;
“I have been watching comments and political statements from several Kashmiri notables some of them have been and still are my friends on their reactions towards the Article 35(A) in the Constitution of India saying that Article 35(A) is for the prosperity and political protection of the people of J&K. I call on all of them who have become uninvited saviour of the draconian law imposed on the Indian citizens in J&K under the cover of Article 35(A). All the politicians, my old and new friends, from Kashmir also to kindly dig out the history of Article 35(A) to trace the background which led to the illegitimate birth of this Article. It was imposed in 1954 for a purpose to keep away the citizens in J&K from the protection of Fundamental Rights which were guaranteed by the Constitution of India to all its citizens (including J&K) in the Indian Constitution.
Who has created Article 35(A)? What was the constitutional authority of the President of India, even so, to impose a permanent ban on the Fundamental Rights for the people in J&K? How long such an ordinance, even so, could lost? What is the effect of Article 35(A)? How can a Presidential Ordinance lost for 70 years depriving citizens in J&K of their Fundamental Rights? I request Fundamental Rights for the people in J&K all my friends, with malice to none, that they should study its effects and its implications. What wonders me is that some of those who do not believe in the Constitution of India and have been opposing Constitution of India that even they are supporting ex-ruling parties of J&K for the protection of Article 35(A). I am prepared to sit with anybody, discuss with anybody and evacuate the consequence of a draconian law in J&K born under Article 35(A) to discuss. This is absolutely mischievous propaganda by power thirsty politicians if demolished shall take away their rights guaranteed to the citizens in J&K under Maharaja’s State Subject Laws. Article 35(A) has nothing to do with the rights guaranteed to the people of J&K by the Maharaja in 1927. I urge that the power hungry politicians should for a change think of the future of J&K and for their welfare. Don’t they like that we in J&K should also share the fruits of the fundamental rights guaranteed in the Indian Constitution. The Fundamental Rights guaranteed by the Maharaja are unshakeable.” He concluded.