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Centre’s move undemocratic: Rashid

Shehla Rashid

Shehla Rashid  

Activist says it will be challenged in Supreme Court

“Undemocratic and unacceptable,” said Shehla Rashid, activist and general secretary of Jammu & Kashmir Peoples’ Movement, who criticised the Union government’s move to abrogate Article 370 of the Constitution and bifurcate Jammu and Kashmir as a “violation of constitutional provisions”.

Ms. Rashid was in Bengaluru to deliver the Dr. Fr. Ambrose Pinto Memorial Lecture on ‘Indian Democracy, Diversity and Dissent’ at St. Aloysius Degree College and Centre for Postgraduate Studies here on Monday.

Speaking to presspersons after delivering the lecture, she said: “I am in touch with a team of lawyers and a few activists. We will challenge the Presidential order in the Supreme Court. We will find out the best legal way to fight it this. We hope we will get justice in the Supreme Court as we are in a strong position constitutionally and legally.”

She accused the Union government of treating people in and from Jammu and Kashmir as voiceless citizens.

“They have made sure no political mobilisation can happen in Jammu and Kashmir as leaders have been put under house arrest and all communication has been shut down. Is this democracy?” she asked.

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