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Safeguarding JK’s constitutional position our core agenda: Farooq


New Delhi, Aug 07: National Conference leader and former Member of Legislative Council Bashir Ahmad Veeri called upon Farooq Abdullah at his Delhi residence on Tuesday.

Farooq expressed his deep concerns over protection of Article 35-A of the Constitution of India.


He emphasized that all the rational people of J&K should realize the gravity of the situation and must unite against “nefarious designs of anti J&K elements”.

He stressed that Articles 35-A and 370 are a bridge between J&K and rest of India and any attempt to fiddle with them will have “catastrophic consequences”.

“Safeguarding constitutional position of J&K state is core agenda of National Conference,” Farooq said.

Earlier in the morning, Farooq met Home Minister Rajnath Singh in New Delhi and sought a thorough and impartial inquiry into the circumstances leading to unfortunate death of a young man in what is described as security breach at his Bhatandi Jammu residence on Saturday.

According to a National Conference spokesperson, Farooq also brought to the notice of the Union Home Minister different theories emerging in the media and versions of the family and friends of the deceased young man and said all the speculations had to be put to rest by bringing truth to fore.

He expressed concern over the incident happening in the highly guarded residence, resulting into loss of life.

Farooq told the Home Minister that the concern of the family of the deceased cannot be overlooked and they are needed to be apprised about the circumstances leading to unfortunate death of the young boy.

The spokesperson said the Union Home Minister shared the concerns of Dr Farooq Abdullah and assured that all aspects of the case would be inquired into and appropriate action taken on the findings.