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Home Minister Amit Shah Monday announced the end of ‘special status’ to Jammu and Kashmir.He told the Rajya Sabha Article 370 has been scrapped.
The Modi government’s unilateral and arbitrary decision to change the constitutional status of Jammu & Kashmir is anything but democratic.
If Modi govt fails to scrap Article 35A now, it will be loss of face for Delhi and a de facto surrender of Kashmir to transnational terror groups.
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BJP government must show a willingness to discard the tunnel vision of its project to make Kashmir fully Akhand with Bharat.
Mehbooba Mufti’s bid to hold a meeting of all J&K parties on Article 35A may not work, especially after PDP abstained from Triple Talaq vote in Rajya Sabha.
There has been speculation over the abrogation of Article 35A after central govt orders, including a directive to deploy additional forces, were leaked.
When Article 370 was framed in 1949, the Constitution had to allow for the possibility that India may have to let go of J&K.
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