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Authorities defanged Article 370 as Kashmir is Muslim-dominated: P Chidambaram
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Authorities defanged Article 370 as Kashmir is Muslim-dominated: P Chidambaram


TNN | Up up to now: Aug 13, 2019, 2: 39 IST

Highlights

  • Congress chief P Chidambaram said that the executive wouldn’t hold ended Jammu and Kashmir’s particular location if it had been a Hindu-dominated declare
  • Law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad accused Chidambaram of being irresponsible
  • Feeble Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan said the Congress chief was once attempting to give a communal color to the topic

Congress chief P Chidambaram (PTI, file picture)

NEW DELHI: Congress chief P Chidambaram’s observation that the executive wouldn’t hold ended Jammu and Kashmir’s particular location if it had been a Hindu-dominated declare sparked off a political row with BJP slamming the observation as “irresponsible and animated”.
Law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad accusedChidambaramof being irresponsible while minority affairs ministerMukhtar Abbas Naqviand ragged Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan said the Congress chief was once attempting to give a communal color to the topic.
Speaking at a public occasion in Chennai on Sunday, Chidambaram criticised the NDA executive for ending the declare’s particular location. “If Jammu and Kashmir was once a Hindu-dominated declare, the BJP wouldn’t hold performed this. They did it simplest because the intention is dominated by Muslims,” he had said.
Defending the decision to defang Article 370, Naqvi said the executive had rectified a extremely huge mistake made a protracted time within the past by Congress. “What he (Chidambaram) has said is an strive to give a communal color to the topic despite the indisputable fact that the decision is in nationwide curiosity.”
Chouhanaccused Congress of communalising the topic and said it was once the “narrow mindedness” of the opposition occasion which was once having a peek on the topic through a “Hindu-Muslim” prism.

Backing Chidambaram, CPI extraordinary secretary D Raja said BJP’s “forced story” of Kashmir’s integration with India was once “absurd” since Kashmir was once constantly an integral portion of India. “Right here is nothing but BJP pushing RSS ideology and fuellingIslamophobia,” he said.
“The financial system is in a huge number. Although Parliament met for the budget session, slightly than discussing the declare of the financial system, and wound within the industrial and agrarian sectors, BJP is out to hold its accept as true with pretend story to camouflage its screw ups,” Raja said.

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