Actor Anupam Khar has said that all the issues in Kashmir can be resolved if Article 370 is removed. Khar, a former Chairman of Film and Television Institute of India and a Kashmiri Pandit, is ideologically aligned with the BJP and has been vocal about issues that affect the Valley.
“Removal of Article 370 is the solution to all problems of Kashmir,” said the 64-year-old actor when he was asked if the BJP will work for the Kashmiri Pandits now that it is in power.
The BJP, in its manifesto for 2019 Lok Sabha polls, reiterated its demand for retraction of Article 370 and Article 35A of the Constitution which are provisions specific to Jammu and Kashmir.
Article 370 grants special autonomous status to Jammu and Kashmir, while Article 35A, incorporated into the Constitution in 1954, provides special rights and privileges to the citizens of the state.
Earlier, Jammu and Kashmir BJP president Ravinder Raina had said that his party is for early abrogation of Articles 370 and 35-A of the Constitution.