New Delhi: While the opposition parties and many intellectuals accuse the Center of being an aggressor by abrogating Article 370, the Kashmiri Pandits themselves have come forward in support of the decision by filing a plea in the Supreme Court. The Kashmiri Pandits, have been in exile in their own country for more than 30 years after Muslim fundamentals drove them away from Kashmir.
Tej Kumar Moza, Karishma Tej Kumar Moza and All India Kashmiri Samaj have submitted their pleas to be made parties in the ongoing case.
The All India Kashmiri Samaj in its petition said, “The Treaty of Accession of Jammu and Kashmir to the Republic of India was an unconditional one and it was always the intention of the State of Jammu and Kashmir to be completed integrated with the Republic of India. Article 370 was a temporary provision inserted with the object of peace, security, law and order in the State.”
The plea also highlighted the dangers of infiltration from China and Pakistan.
The Supreme Court will hear the pleas challenging the decision to abrogate Article 370 on 14 November.
The five-judge Constitutional bench allowed the Center and Jammu and Kashmir administration to file counter affidavit on petitions challenging the abrogation of Article 370.
Since the abrogation of Article 370 the opposition parties and the left intellectuals have been spreading the narrative that India is oppressing the people of Kashmir. Interestingly, their views reflect Pakistan’s stance on Kashmir.
However, the opposition parties and the intellectuals have by and large left the fate of Kashmiri Pandits from the narrative. The exiled Kashmir Pandits have now come forward in support of the Indian government’s decision to scrap the Article 370 which has been the major stumbling block in integrating the state with mainland India.