‘Dr Mookherjee described Article 370 as barrier to progress of J&K’s people’
STATE TIMES NEWS
JAMMU: Senior BJP leader and State Convenor Namami Gange Project, Chander Mohan Sharma, demanded naming of proposed express highway from Delhi via Amritsar to Jammu as Dr. Mookherjee Express Highway, in the pious memory of great martyr Dr Shyama Prasad Mookherjee.
Paying rich tributes to Dr. Shyama Prasad Mookherjee in a gathering of Namami-Gange and Tawi Andolan Activists at Parade Jammu, Chander Mohan Sharma said “it’s only the sacrifice of Dr Mookherjee which brought democracy and secularism in J and K State. With his sacrifice draconian law of permit system for entering and going out of the State was withdrawn. The people of the State got access to the Supreme Court of India, Parliament and other democratic and judicial fora, only due to the historical agitation of Praja Parishad led by Pt. Prem Nath Dogra in 1953. He reminded the sacrifices of the people of Jammu which resulted into total integration of the State. The dictatorial rule of Sheikh Abdullah came to an end with his arrest under subversive laws.” Dr. Mookherjee had opposed creation of Article 370 of the Constitution of India inside the Parliament and outside all over the country. He described this Article as barrier to the progress of people of the State.
Sharma, while discussing the prevalent situation in Valley as direct outcome of Article of 370 of the Indian Constitution, said that this Article has benefitted none but only promoted separatism, terrorism and violence in the State. He indicated that there is deep rooted conspiracy to derail the economy of the State. That’s why the miscreants chose tourist season for flaring up the violence, he said.
Sharma appealed to the people of the State particularly of Kashmir Valley to shun violence and help the administration to restore normalcy so that Amarnath Yatra takes place peacefully and the people of the Valley could take benefit from the tourist season.
Other who paid tributes include Surinder Sharma, Co-Convenor of Namami Gange Project, Subhash Gupta, Co-Convenor of Tawi Andolan, Rekha Mahajan District President Mahila Morcha, Govind Sareen, Ramesh Gupta, Neelam Mahajan, Surinder Kour, Usha Slathia, Adhitya Sharma, Ravi Sharma, Raj Kumar Gupta senior activists and Kanav Sharma, Secretary JU ABVP and State Executive Member ABVP.