Jammu & Kashmir

Salute JK political parties for joining hands to fight repeal of Article 370, says P Chidambaram

Srinagar: Former Home Minister of India and senior Indian National Congress leader P Chidambaram on Sunday appreciated the Jammu and Kashmir political parties for joining hands to fight repeal of article 370.

“Salute the unity and courage of six mainstream Opposition parties who came together yesterday to fight the repeal of Article 370,” Chidambaram tweeted.

In another tweet, the Congress leader wrote: “The Constitution of India contains many examples of Special Provisions for states and asymmetric distribution of power.”

He also wrote: “I appeal to them to stand resolutely behind their demand. Ignore the uninformed criticism of self-styled nationalists who do not read history but try to re-write history. How will the government resolve the Naga issues if it is against making Special Provisions?”

Earlier on August 22, the signatories which include Farooq Abdullah of JKNC, Mehbooba Mufti of JKPDP, GA Mir of Congress, M Y Tarigami of CPI (M), Sajad Gani Lone of JKPC, Muzaffar Shah of JKANC, in a joint statement said that unfortunate events of 5th August 2019 have unrecognizably changed the relationship between J&K and New Delhi.

“We all reiterate our commitment to collectively fight to restore the Special Status of J&K as guaranteed under the Constitution and the commitments made from time to time. There is unanimity amongst us that collective institution is the effective way to fight for these rights and tirelessly struggle to get back the special status and restore the Constitutional guarantees forcibly taken away, against our will,” the leaders said.

Later in the day, Jammu and Kashmir Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) President Ravinder Raina said the Kashmir-based politicians are day-dreaming for the restoration of special status.

He said that restoration of Article 370 and Article 35A of the Indian constitution is next to impossible.

Both the Articles, according to Raina, were like a wall of hatred which did nothing except digging an ocean of “misunderstandings and retarding the growth and development” of the erstwhile state.

Reacting to the statement by Kashmir politicians, Raina, said that restoration of Articles 370 and 35(a) is next to impossible. Due to these Articles, JK has suffered for decades and they gave rise to militancy and separatism.


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