Bringing J&K under NEET ambit aimed to weaken state’s special status: Hurriyats


Bringing J&K under NEET ambit aimed to weaken state’s special status: Hurriyats    

Srinagar, May 10 (GNS): Both factions of Hurriyat Conference on Tuesday likened apex court’s decision on National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) regarding J&K as a “ploy to weaken the state’s control over these educational institutions.”

Commenting over the NEET decision of the Supreme Court regarding the undergraduate medical and dental entrance exams of the state, Chairman Hurriyat Conference (G) Syed Ali Geelani said that treating Jammu and Kashmir at par with the other states of India does not fulfill the parameters of justice and the court decision had also neglected the special status and sensitivity of the state.

In a statement issued to news agency GNS, Geelani said that Jammu & Kashmir has no resemblance with the other state of India and it has its own constitution and law which has been completely ignored in the court decision. “The judges of the supreme court of India are not unaware about this fact that Jammu & Kashmir is not any UP or Bihar like state of India but its status is totally different and unique. The final solution with regard to the future of this state is still pending and this region is in no way any legal part of India,” he said.

Geelani said that the policy makers of India are actually employing different resources and machineries to dilute the ‘disputed’ nature and special status of state and they are working on a set plan in this regard.

“The NEET decision of the Indian supreme court should be understood in that perspective. The court verdict looks a politically motivated decision which is directly linked to the status of Jammu & Kashmir,” he said.

Geelani said that the Supreme Court decision regarding the NEET also exposes the statement of Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti that “the future of Jammu & Kashmir is secure with India”.

“The Indian Union wants to harm the interests of the Kashmiri nation in every possible ways and this time they have targeted the education and professional career of our children,” Geelani said adding, “we will hold consultation with our legal experts with regarding to the Supreme Court decision for NEET and will evolve every such method which will secure the education career and the special status of the Jammu & Kashmir.”

Hurriyat Conference led by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq said that bringing the admission for Medical and Dental Colleges of Jammu Kashmir under the ambit of NEET was not only injustice toward local students but also a ploy to weaken the state’s control over these educational institutions.

“It is thus aimed at affecting the rights of the people of Jammu Kashmir to run their professional education institutions,” Mirwaiz said in a statement issued here.

The conglomerate held an executive council meeting to discuss the issue and termed the wresting of control of the state from administrative and educational institutions of Jammu Kashmir as a serious issue.

“The powers of the state were being eroded continuously under a well planned strategy with a nefarious design. Jammu Kashmir was an internationally-accepted dispute and rendering institutions of the state powerless and handing their control over to Government of India was being deliberately done to affect its disputed nature,” Mirwaiz said.(GNS)