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Absence of democratic govt manifest example of constitutional anomaly: NC MPs

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Calls for restoring constitutional, democratic rights of people of J&K

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir National Conference senior leaders and Parliament Members, Muhammad Akbar Lone and Hasnain Masoodi on the occasion of Constitution Day asked the government to restore the Democratic rights of the people of J&K to the fullest.

In a press release, the Members of the Parliament said that it was heartening to note that the people of J&K are being denied their rights enshrined in the Constitution of the country.

Party’s Members of Parliament, according to the release, said the BJP-led Central Government has “disrespected the country’s Constitution while dealing with J&K”.

“Moreover the denial of basic civil liberties to the people of J&K also reveals how negatively predisposed the present ruling dispensation at Center is towards the Constitution of the country. The values cherished by the Constitution were constitutionally belittled ever since the BJP had its hands on the reins of power,” they said.

They further said that had the present ruling dispensation been so genuine in its regard for the country’s Constitution “then the constitutionally guaranteed status of J&K would not have been done away with unilaterally and deceitfully? Had the present ruling dispensation been so considerate of the supremacy of constitution in the country then it would not have kept the erstwhile historic state under the spell of the long undemocratic rule of outsourced bureaucracy,” he said.

Further, they said that the people of J&K have been disenfranchised and their Constitutional and democratic rights have been snatched as well. “The disenchantment in the people of JK is at its highest level. The economic activity in Kashmir has come to a grinding halt,” they said.

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