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Why the resolution passed by J&K Legislative Council is not only unconstitutional but also anti-national & treacherous!
Despite opposition and criticism from many quarter, J&K legislative council finally passed a resolution on August 28th, 2014, which says the state government must urge the Union government to resume Indo-Pak dialogue to maintain peace in the region.
The resolution also says the state government should urge the Centre to take steps to effectively resolve violation on LoC besides taking steps to ensure rehabilitation of victims of cross border firing.

In one line I can say such a resolution is unconstitutional, anti-national, and treacherous.

As per the J&K Constitution, it's an integral part of India. Also the same Constitution says that the state government has no say on India's foreign policy or defense policy. Thus when such resolutions are passed on the matters of foreign affairs and defense, it not only violates the Constitution of India and Constitution of J&K, but it also encroaches unduly in to the domain of the Union government.

Thus a stand, taken by the Union government on foreign affairs in the national interest, is contradicted by a state-government by breaching the Constitutional provisions, this can be naturally termed as unconstitutional.

Now let's see how it's anti-national too. J&K legislative council has urged the Union government to begin dialogue with Pakistan. Can the bilateral talks stop ceasefire violations by Pakistan? Go to the history; forget about the talks, a personal visit by PM Vajpayee was responded with Kargil war. There were also talks in 2012 and 2013. Post those talks had the ceasefire violations stopped? No, not at all. But they decapitated our soldiers and taken the heads.

Even until 14th August 2014 the secretary level talks were on! Prime Minister Modi invited Pakistani Prime Minister in his oath taking ceremony. Has the ceasefire violation stopped? Never. That means bilateral talks have no relation with ceasefire violation. Ceasefire violations are carried out by Pakistani Army and government of Pakistan has no control on them. One thing to remember is that every country has an army where as Pakistani Army has a country!

Then who is going to be helped with this resolution passed by J&K legislative council? Isn't it helping the separatists and the Pakistani authorities! Separatists have now got an arrow in their hands to embarrass government of India while citing that even the elected representatives of J&K too wants Indian government to talk to Pakistan.

And what talks? Definitely not talking about the rates of essential commodity or weather conditions? Isn't it gave an indirect advantage to Pakistan to go to international forum citing that the democratically elected representative of J and K too say that Kashmir is a disputed territory and Pakistan too has a stake? Isn't the resolution violating both central and state constitution in fact helping anti India forces? Isn't it anti national?

If at all there is a resolution, why there is no condemnation on Pakistani ceasefire violation that kills soldiers and even Kashmiri civilians? If civilians are killed by the Indian Army by mistake, an immediate condemnation from all J&K politicians floods out!

Then why there is no condemnation of Pakistan for unprovoked firings that killed soldiers and civilians! Pakistan on number times had passed resolution in their Parliament condemning India. Why this resolution by J&K legislative council doesn't carry a condemnation? Are they afraid of Pakistani bosses or taking advantage of India's tolerant culture? Why the resolution doesn't talk about POJK? As per the J&K Constitution, the POJK is an integral part of J&K state which in turn is integral part of India. Isn't such a resolution treacherous too?

I always feel pity on Farooq Abdullah who day out and day in changes his statements. Now he is publicly saying that he seeks a political solution on Kashmir. What does his political solution means? Omar Abdullah although has shown some promise in his early days but it looks that he too has understood what is best for his party during election time.

But what Congress is doing? It is still partner with J&K government? How can it allow such anti-national, anti-constitutional and treacherous resolutions? Is rivalry with BJP so important that it can ignore national interest?

One can understand that both National Congress and the Congress are afraid of Amit Shah's Mission 44 plus. I don't know whether Shah would get success in his mission or not, but I am sure that these parties can go to any extent and even against national interest to counter Amit Shah and BJP. That's really very unfortunate.

However, the real master is the public of Jammu and Kashmir. This is the public which despite provocation from separatists, terrorists' threat and an inactive-cum-opportunistic state governments is still maintaining the democracy in the state. They never stopped participating in the elections, never moved by the provocations of separatists and Pakistan sponsored terrorism and never ever supported Pakistani backed propagandas.

Thus I am confident that they would be giving befitting answer through the ballot box to the demagoguery of the elected public representatives for doing disservice to the people, the state and the nation.

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