Jammu & Kashmir

Doval’s ‘aberration’ remark shows arrogance, says Mirwaiz

Srinagar: Hurriyat (M) Chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq called National Security Advisor Ajit Doval’s remark that having a separate constitution was ‘probably an aberration’, ‘arrogant’.

Earlier, Doval at a book launch on Sardar Vallabhai Patel on Tuesday said that having a separate constitution for Jammu and Kashmir was ‘probably an aberration’ and stressed on the fact that sovereignty can never be compromised.

Doval also commended the Patel for making significant contributions. He said that sovereignty cannot be ‘diluted and ill-defined’ and said that when the ‘British left, probably they did not want to leave India as a strong, sovereign state.’

He said that Patel had ‘seen through’ the plans of disintegration in the country by the British.

“His contribution is not about the merger of the states, it is only a means to an end. The thing was that to make a sovereign state in which there was the sovereignty of the people was established in the Constitution, which is applicable to the whole of it. Probably with Jammu and Kashmir, where the Constitution was…in a truncated form.. another constitution of J&K continued to exist, which is aberration,” he said.

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