J&K lost ‘autonomous’ character with the scrapping of special status: Farooq Abdullah

Srinagar: National Conference president Dr Farooq Abdullah Monday said that Jammu and Kashmir lost its autonomous rights after the annulment of Special Status. He said the scrapping of Article 370 was an assault on the autonomous character of Jammu and Kashmir.

Speaking on the sidelines of a party meeting here in Kashmir capital Srinagar, Dr Farooq Abdullah said that the white paper recently issued by Peoples Alliance for Gupkar Declaration (PAGD) was not only about the Delimitation process that included the illegal scrapping of Article 370 and 35A.

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“We have lost our jobs. Earlier, the job in the government department was exclusively the right of natives but outsiders can now apply for jobs in Jammu and Kashmir,” he said adding that there is none to represent people of Jammu and Kashmir as there is no elected Assembly.

“It is a bureaucratic rule here and people have no access to the corridors of power,” he said.

In response to a question, he requested disgruntled party leaders to return to the party fold and be a part of the united fight.  (KNT)

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Neyaz Elahi

Neyaz Elahi, who switched from Electronic to Print Media is a Kashmir based Accredited Journalist who has written extensively on Kashmir for local, national and international web portals. He is currently associated with Srinagar based News Agency Kashmir News Trust (KNT).

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