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Modi Govt. Trying to Change Kashmir’s Demographics: Owaisi:- AIMIM President Asaduddin Owaisi while addressing Eid get-together organized at party headquarters on Tuesday alleged that Narendra Modi government is trying to change the demography of Kashmir through delimitation of Assembly constituencies in Jammu to install a BJP leader as the Chief Minister.
He said by revoking Article 370, which granted special status to Jammu and Kashmir, with its sheer majority in Parliament, the government threw the Constitution of India to wind.
Hyderabad MP alleged that PM Modi lacked political wisdom of Jawaharlal Nehru and Sardar Patel and said the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government was trying to implement the agenda of Jan Sangh.
Stating that the Modi government violated the Constitution by scrapping Article 370 and 35A and by bifurcating Jammu and Kashmir into two union territories, Owaisi said with this reckless move the government had put pro-India Kashmiris into the lap of separatists.
Terming revoking of Article 370 as a third historic blunder, Owaisi said: "The first blunder was the arrest of Sheikh Abdullah in 1953 and the second was the rigging in 1987 elections."
Owaisi said he knew Kashmiris who are intelligent and don't react immediately. He pointed out that they vent their anger two years after the riggings in 1987 polls. He said for six-eight months those in power will continue to beat the drums and make tall claims. He, however, said he prayed for peace in the entire country.
Recalling his interaction with Kashmiris, the Hyderabad MP said all they want is empowerment and they have been fighting for this since the 1930s. Owaisi alleged that the Centre has turned part of Jammu and Kashmir into jail, he said people were not being allowed to come out of their houses while phone and Internet services have been suspended.
Owaisi said pro-government journalists and channels making an effort to project the situation in Kashmir as normal but the BBC and other media houses had exposed the government. "If the government says the situation is normal. Let the people come out and celebrate," he said.
"It is a mockery democracy. The government has installed 300 telephone booths and asking people to come to these booths to make calls to their relatives," he added.
Stating that Jammu and Kashmir is an integral part of India, he said it was due to the political wisdom of Nehru and other leaders that the state was accorded special status. He said by doing away with the special status and by implementing the Jan Sangh agenda in Kashmir, Modi was doing what China did in Tibet.
He has foreseen that the Modi government will also do away with the special provisions in states like Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Nagaland, and Assam.
Owaisi alleged that the Modi government was trying to deviate attention from real issues.
In reference to the ongoing crisis in the automobile industry and 10 lakh job cut feared in the sector, he said the economy was on the brink of disaster but the government trying to paint a rosy picture and focus on non-issues.
By Sowmya Sangam