President of Ikkjutt Jammu, Advocate Ankur Sharma said that the central government should do justice to the people of Jammu and create a separate state. Until that happens the state will continue to be discriminated against. He said that under a conspiracy, a large number of Muslims are now being settled in Jammu.
He asked the government to take up the issue seriously and provide separate state status to Jammu. The people of Jammu should have the right to decide their own future, he stated.
He opined that the experiment of abrogating Article 370 and 35A that was aimed to improve the situation of Jammu and Kashmir and connect it to the rest of the country, has not succeeded. There is a conspiracy underway to settle more Muslims in Jammu and that is the main reason for this failure. To prevent this, both Jammu and Kashmir should be separated and the Muslim influx stopped.
The central government has to stand by the nationalist forces in Jammu. Unless this is done, the exodus of Hindus and Sikhs along with other Dharmic communities will soon begin from Jammu as well. Anti-national forces will succeed in creating havoc in Jammu and make it a colony of Kashmir, just like they are doing in the valley.
Even after the abrogation, the domination of Kashmiris continues. According to Advocate Sharma, justice was not delivered and Jammu remains a victim of discrimination. Sharma said that if Jammu is not divided, the day is not far away when the people of Jammu will rise up in revolt. This might lead to a situation that the central government might find hard to handle.
Sharma’s remarks came while addressing a press conference at his Gandhi Nagar office in Jammu. Ashwini Sharma, Harish Kapoor, Vikram Sharma, Rajendra Sharma, Ajay Singh, Mukesh Gupta, Virendra Abrol, and Manik Jamwal were also present at the press conference.
With abrogation of Article 370, several discriminatory laws that prevailed exclusively in the former state of Jammu & Kashmir were done away with. The Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Act, 2019 was passed by both houses of the Parliament of Bharat in August 2019. The Act re-constituted the former state of Jammu and Kashmir into two union territories, Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh, with effect from 31 October 2019.