National Conference pioneer Omar Abdullah went after Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad today over remarks on the restoration special status of Jammu and Kashmir which came from Article 370, advising him that India’s courts were free and asking him not to guess Supreme Court judges.
“Dear Ravi Shankar Prasadji, we don’t expect you to restore anything but unless you are suggesting the Supreme Court has surrendered its independence and takes dictation from you please don’t presume to know what the honourable judges will decide,” Mr Abdullah wrote on Twitter.
On Saturday Mr Prasad reacted to PDP pioneer Mehbooba Mufti’s urge for restoration of Article 370 and different issues identifying with Jammu and Kashmir.
The pastor declared that not exclusively would special status not be reestablished to the area, as Ms Mufti demanded, but additionally that her remarks about the Tricolor were “downright condemnation”.
Mr Prasad likewise said that special status to J&K – which was eliminated in August a year ago and followed by the drawn out confinement of political pioneers in the area, just as a monstrous familiar object to forestall backfire and fights – was revoked after following the proper constitutional process.
A day after Ms Mufti – in her first press meeting since 14 months of confinement – said she would not raise the tricolor until Jammu and Kashmir’s flag, constitution and status (as under Article 370) were reestablished.
In a scorching assault on the center – she called them “looters” who had taken fundamentally ensured rights. Ms Mufti additionally said her party would not “relinquish the sacred fight” to recover status that had been pulled back by the center.
Hours after the fact BJP and Congress pioneers in J&K both responded firmly to her comments.
J&K BJP president Ravinder Raina requested the previous Chief Minister be reserved for a “dissident demonstration and put her in the slammer”. The Congress’ representative, Ravinder Sharma, said such proclamations were “excruciating and inadmissible”.
The Supreme Court is currently hearing multiple petitions filed by several mainstream political parties from J&K, including the National Conference, against the central government’s decision to revoke special status for the former state.
Along with the revocation of special status the central government also divided J&K into two union territories.