Srinagar: Kashmir mainstream leadership should respect mood of the kashmir masses for restoration of democratic and constitutional rights of the people Prof. Saifuddin Soz, Former Union Minister said in a statement issued here today.
“I heartily welcome the joint statement of the Mainstream Political Leadership of Kashmir demanding restoration of Article 370, Article 35-A, J&K Constitution and Statehood of the J&K State, the statement said.
It is a gratifying situation that the Kashmir Mainstream Leadership has realized that the main plank of its struggle has to be restoration of Article 370 and Article 35-A of the Constitution of India.
My understanding is that the leadership is conscious of the fact that there are other vital issues also such as restoration of statehood, restoration of Domicile Rights etc. which carry the same importance as the ones enunciated above.
I feel sad that important political leaders such as Hakim Yaseen and some others have not yet joined the Kashmir Mainstream Leadership for restoration of democratic and constitutional rights of the people.
I would like to make an earnest suggestion to the leadership of the Apni Party to give its support to the Kashmir Mainstream Leadership and be part of the struggle.
I do not feel any hesitation to emphasize that the time has come when Kashmir Mainstream Political Leadership should make a collective effort to make the Union feel obliged to change its policy of suppression of democratic and constitutional rights of the people of Kashmir.