National Conference (NC) vice-president Omar Abdullah took a dig at Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Sunday over his remarks that Article 370 of the Constitution will not be restored, and urged him not to presume what the Supreme Court judges would decide on the matter.
“Dear Ravi Shankar Prasad ji, we don’t expect you to restore anything but unless you are suggesting the Supreme Court has surrendered its independence & takes dictation from you please don’t presume to know what the Hon judges will decide,” Abdullah wrote on Twitter.
Prasad, the Union law minister, on Saturday said the special status of the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir under Article 370 will not be restored.
The Supreme Court is hearing multiple petitions filed by several mainstream parties of Jammu and Kashmir, including the NC, against the Centre’s August 5, 2019 decision to revoke the special status of the erstwhile state.
A day after PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti said that she won’t raise the national tricolour flag till the time the flag of erstwhile state of J&K isn’t restored, a complaint has been filed against her in Delhi. In a letter to Delhi police commissioner, Supreme Court advocate Vineet Jindal has demanded to register a case under sections 121, 151,153A, 295,298, 504,505 including National Honor Act, for her ‘derogatory and instigating and against an elected Indian government.’
In the letter, Jindal has said that her remark – ‘Dacoits have snatched our flag’ is inciting and “intends to create hatred and unrest.” Additionally, the letter quotes Mehbooba Mufti and claims that she “intends to show that Jammu and Kashmir is not a part of Indian territory and stands as a separate entity. The letter has urged the Delhi CP to lodge FIR against her and take strict action.
BJP wants Mufti’s arrest
Meanwhile, the Jammu and Kashmir BJP also demanded the arrest of Mufti for her “seditious remarks”. Jammu and Kashmir BJP president Ravinder Raina said, “I request Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha to take cognisance of seditious remarks of Mehbooba Mufti, book her for the seditious act and put her behind bars. We will sacrifice every drop of our blood for our flag, country and motherland. J-K is an integral part of our country, so only one flag can be hoisted in J-K and that is the national flag,” he said.
Source: Free Press Journal