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Overseas Kashmiri group hails abrogation of Article 370

New Delhi: A number one abroad Kashmiri organisation has welcomed the abrogation of Article 370 and 35Some time warning towards misinformation and concern being unfold by some quarters on the difficulty.

“Articles 370 and 35A were highly discriminatory against all indigenous Kashmiri minorities – Sufi Muslims, Shia Muslims, Ahmadi Muslims, Dalits, Gujjars, Kashmiri Pandits, Kashmiri Sikhs, and Buddhists,” the Kashmiri Abroad Affiliation (KOA) mentioned in a launch.

The KOA mentioned these articles stripped minorities from attaining instructional and scholarship alternatives and disadvantaged them of equal alternatives in enterprise and employment and have been additionally extraordinarily regressive for Kashmiri ladies.

“Article 370 and 35A allowed a breeding ground for armed violence in Kashmir,” it mentioned including that “the campaign of intimidation and harassment had been ongoing in the valley for decades with the growing influence of the strait-laced interpretation of Islam, propagated through ‘Wahhabism’ and Pakistan was able to capitalise on this by financing, arming and training militant groups across the border.”

Over 500,000 Hindus and Sikhs have been ethnically cleansed out of their properties with a objective to create a minority-free Kashmir valley, it mentioned. But, due to Article 370, the federal government remained a silent spectator within the 1980s.

“Removal of these articles will help curtail terrorism in the valley. We believe that to curtail the foreseen unrest and retaliation by militant groups, temporary proactive measures of added security, restrictions, and internet regulation, placed by the government of India, are crucial to curb terrorism and prevent the loss of civilian lives,” it mentioned.

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