Hakeem Yaseen calls on Governor: ‘Protection of Article 35-A matter of life, death for Kashmiris’
Srinagar, Aug 06 : Chairman PDF and MLA Khansahib Hakeem Yaseen today called on Governor N N Vohra and sought his focused attention for accelerating tempo of various socio-economic and developmental activities in the state. He has also asked the Governor to apprise the Center about the sentiments and emotions of the people of the state for upholding sanctity of Article 35-A. In a statement issued, Hakeem Yaseen, during his meeting with the Governor, held a threadbare discussion on the prevailing socio-economic and political situation in the state and urged for expeditious execution of various developmental and welfare programmes so that problems of the people could be solved. While deliberating on the issue of Article 35-A, Hakeem Yaseen has said that adjournment of the case against Article 35-A in SC today has given a timely relief to the panic stricken people of the state adding that need of the hour was to uphold sanctity of this law as per the aspirations of the people. He asked the Governor to appraise the Center about the emotional attachment of the people of the state with Article 35-A as any effort to tinker with it could put the whole country on fire. He said, in the capacity as present administrative head of the state and the only bridge between Center and the people of the state, onus lies on Governor to keep abreast the concerned authorities about the ground situation and sentiments of the people viz-a-viz protection of Art.35-A. “Under the present circumstances all eyes are towards Governor to bring the state out of prevailing uncertainty and un-rest.” Hakeem Yaseen said adding that Governor should make good use of his long experience and knowledge about the socio-political affairs of the state and set the things right. Hakeem Yaseen said that Article 35-A has, three times, earlier also came up for Court hearings but was always upheld; keeping in view its strong constitutional footing and emotional ties with the people. “Protect of Art.35-A is the matter of life and death for the people of the state,” Hakeem Yaseen has maintained.