Articles 370, 35A should be reviewed, scrapped: Rajnath Singh

Union Home Minister, Rajnath Singh on Sunday said Articles 370 and Article 35A should be seriously reviewed and scrapped. While Article 170 gives autonomous status to Jammu and Kashmir, Article 35A allows the Himalayan state legislature to define permanent residents of the state. Speaking at a voters awareness programme here, Singh attacked National Conference leader Omar Abdullah for his recent remarks that should be a separate Prime Minister for Kashmir.

"When a person, who has occupied a Constitutional post says such things, then Articles 370 and 35A should be seriously reviewed. Since these (provisions) have mostly caused losses, Articles 370 and 35A should be scrapped", Singh said. He also added, "There is a conspiracy in Jammu and Kashmir, some organizations want to kindle the feelings of separatism among the people, but majority wants to stay with India. Barring three four organization, the rest are with India". To read more Click here.

Source: Young Bites, Jammu Edition