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Abrogation of Articles 370, 35A: A good riddance: Brig Anil Gupta
9/15/2019 10:16:08 PM
Early Times Report

Jammu, Sept 15: While promoting the nation-wide Jan Jagaran Abhiyan of the Bharatiya Janata Party, Brig Anil Gupta, State Spokesperson of the Party has said that Article 370 was the biggest constitutional fraud inserted in the Constitution of India without formal discussion in the Constituent Assembly at the behest of Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah who perceived in himself ruler of a future Muslim State within the Indian Union ignoring the aspirations of the people of Jammu & Ladakh. Under the garb of this most abused article of the Constitution, the power brokers in Kashmir resorted to violation of rights, exploitation of people and resources, blatant discrimination and rampant corruption.
While the people of Jammu & Ladakh were blatantly ignored, the people of Kashmir were held hostage to their political ambitions through false promises, emotional exploitation and divisive politics stated Brig Gupta. While the common men who had no say in the corridors of power struggled to make both ends meet, the power brokers and their cronies kept becoming richer day by day under the garb of 370 asserted Brig Gupta.
It is unfortunate that despite the provision being temporary, it took 72 long years for abrogation of the same. "Der Ayad Durust Ayad" (Better Late than Never), it is a good riddance and will benefit the entire population of the state asserted Brig Gupta. Article 35A, a by-product of 370 was responsible for regressive and discriminatory laws that adversely affected the daughters of the soil and a few communities that were settled in the State. They would be the happiest and most benefitted with this epoch-making decision of the Modi Government.
Members of the Indian Armed Forces both serving and veterans would also be relieved with the deletion of such laws. Soldiers of the armed forces have sacrificed their lives in large numbers while securing the state's borders with Pakistan and China, and in anti-terror operations.
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