Reiterating its demand for trifurcation of Jammu and Kashmir and imposition of
President's rule prior to the forthcoming assembly polls in the state, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh on Friday said the division of the state would restrict terrorism and violence in the Valley.
"The Sangh is of the firm view that assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir must be held under President's rule. The elections will then be free and fair and the polling percentage will go up," RSS spokesman M G Vaidya told reporters.
Citing example of the previous election when National Conference leader Farooq Abdullah became chief minister, he said only 5 per cent of the total electorate had then exercised its franchise.
He said the RSS would extend moral support to the Jammu and Kashmir Nationalist Front, which is spearheading the movement for the state's division, and would also think of joining hands with other like-minded parties.
Earlier, talking to reporters in Hyderabad, RSS's all India prachar pramukh Srikant Joshi said at least six small parties in Jammu and Kashmir would form a front to work for the state's reorganisation and may even contest elections on the same plank.
The JKNF, the Panthers' Party, the Akali Dal, the Dalit Party and NGOs like Subah, Gujjar Samaj and Bakarval are likely to meet in Jammu on July 15 to form a front to support the state reorganisation.
Dismissing talk about trifurcation leading to divisions on communal lines, Vaidya said three districts of Jammu -- Poonch, Rajouri and Doda -- have sizeable Muslim populations.
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