Maharaja introduced State Subject Law in 1927 to defeat anti-state forces: Prof Hari Om

JAMMU : Kashmiri lead- ers of all hues, who otherwise leave no opportunity to denounce the Dogras and the Dogra Maharajas as “aliens and oppressors”, and some of their agents outside Kashmir have unleashed a no-holds-barred propaganda blitz to create an impression that it’s the Maharaja Hari Singh’s State Subject Definition of 1927 and Instrument of Accession of Oct 26, 1947, which led to introduc- tion of Article 35A on May 14, 1954 retrospectively w.e.f. May 14, 1944 and Article 370 on January 26, 1950 that conferred separate status on J&K or creat- ed a separate republic within the Indian Republic.
They, including former J&K CM and chief of the newly- founded Democratic Azad (DAP), Ghulam Nabi Azad, who have been demanding restora- tion of the pre-August 5, 2019 position, are only distorting his- tory, telling lies to mislead the nation and hoodwink gullible people of J&K UT, especially Kashmir. This was stated here today by the Ikkjutt Jammu Party patron Prof Hari Om while
addressing press conference at the party headquarters on Sunday.
Tearing into the Kashmiri leaders, including GN Azad, Prof Hari Om said that the Instrument of Accession signed by Maharaja Hari Singh was similar to the one signed by the other 560-odd princely states and that the accession of J&K to India was complete and uncondition- al. He accused the then Indian PM JL Nehru and Congress of driving J&K out of the national mainstream to punish the Dogras of Jammu province and enable Kashmir to convert
Jammu and Ladakh into her colonies and enslave the people of these two regions, which were religiously committed to India.
Prof Hari Om also lambasted the Kashmiri leaders and the for- mer CMs Farooq Abdullah, GN Azad, Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti for misrepre- senting the circumstances under which Maharaja Hari Singh intro- duced the State Subject Definition of 1927. He said Maharaja Hari Singh, who had been vouching for the Indian independence since 1931, applied the State Subject Laws in J&K in 1927 to defeat the anti-
state forces in Kashmir and British India, including Punjab. “The Kashmiri Muslim leader- ship backed to the hilt by the British Indian Government had been hatching sinister conspira- cies since 1847 calculated to destabilising the Dogra rule and the situation in the 1920s had climaxed to the point that Maharaja Hari Singh was left with no other option but to intro- duce State Subject Laws to bar the entry of anti-state elements into J&K,” said Prof Hari Om. He added that it was the atrocious demands of the Kashmiri Muslim leadership and their rabidly anti- Dogra agenda which made Maharaja Hari Singh to enact the State Subject Laws.
Prof Hari Om said that the demands put forth by the Kashmiri Muslim leadership before, on and after October 1924 should clear all the cob- webs of confusion and set the whole record straight. He appealed to the people of Jammu province to see through the game plan of Kashmiri lead- ers and former J&K CMs and work as one man to achieve for their province the status of full- fledged state.