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Annulling Art 370, Art 35-A will tantamount to a constitutional coup: Dr Farooq Abdullah

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Addresses worker’s convention at Handwara

Handwara, July 20: Jammu and Kashmir National Conference party president and Member of Parliament from Srinagar Dr Farooq Abdullah on Saturday said annulling Art 370, Art 35-A will tantamount to a constitutional coup, saying Art 370 is essential and unassailable until the final resolution of the State was reached to.

Party president while addressing a convention of workers at environment park Handwara said that powers in New Delhi were frightened of National Conference and the very thought of NC coming back to power sends jitters through them. “They are well aware of the fact that until NC remains in the state it will painstakingly protect the interests of the state. They are frightened of us.  Anxious and unnerved, New Delhi has employed various henchmen in the state to frustrate the efforts of NC towards protecting the special status of our state,” he said.

Party president while underscoring the need of rallying round the flag of the party said, “Today we see some parties coming up in every alley of Kashmir. You all have to remain very cautious about their nefarious designs. They are the agents and second in-command of New Delhi in the state. Their sole mission is to frustrate the efforts aimed at protecting the interests of the state.  At present we see them tricking people through high-sounding statements. You all should remain cautious about their trickery. They are here to add colors to the nefarious designs of those forces as are inimical to our special status. If they have had a speck of concern for the interests of the state, they would have assisted National Conference in its efforts to protect the special constitutional position of the state. However, they cannot. They are here to serve the interests of New Delhi only and not the state.”

Party president while highlighting the supreme sacrifices of the party workers said, “Our worker is the back bone of our party. It is the sheer resolve of our workers that keeps us going. I remember how one of our brave hearts, Ghulam Rasool Sahib laid his life for the ideals of the party. I pay earnest tributes to him. Our state is facing onslaught on its interests from all sides, the need of the hour calls for forging unity. We all have to unite our efforts to protect the special position of our state.”

Earlier party president visited the Darbar e Aliya Yonisiya, Awoora, Kupwara following the three day annual urs observance. Party president paid obeisance at the shrine and prayed for the wellbeing of human kind. He was accompanied by party general secretary Haji Ali Muhammad Sagar, members of parliament Muhammad Akbar lone, Hassnain Masoodi; party senior leaders Mir Saifullah, Qaisar Jamsheed lone, and Farooq Ahmad Shah.

It is pertinent to mention here that more than 50000 people from across the country and state are attending the urs observance; the final Dua will be held on 21 July. Party president appreciated the efforts of Sajada Nisheen Mian Darbar e Aliya Younisia Alhaj Pir Mian Muhammad Maqbool for his service to the shrine and the people.

Later a party convention was organised at Langate which was presided by General Secretary Haji Ali Mohammad Sagar. He stressed on workers to take party programme to every section of the society. Party Provincial President Nasir Aslam Wani, party functionaries also present.

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