"The move to go back to pre-1953 status (for Jammu and Kashmir) and demand for autonomy is an effort to take the country backward despite Parliament passing a resolution in 1994 that the state is an integral part of India. All political parties, despite differences, should voice their protest against any such move," Sangh Joint General Secretary Madan Das Devi said.
Devi lashed out at the government for its "secret diplomacy" with 'separatists', stating that the autonomy report proves that the Center has bowed down to the 'people indulging in separatist politics'.
He said that successive regimes have failed to abide by Dr Shyama Prasad Mookherjee's principle of 'one government, one flag and one law' for the country.
He ridiculed the appointment of former Supreme Court judge S Saghir Ahmed as head of a working group constituted to review Centre-State relations, stating that he was confused as to why "big, retired judges of the Supreme Court are tabling such reports."