Srinagar 09 March (KNB) : Former Union Minister Saifuddin Soz on Tuesday said that Prime Minister Narendra’s Modi’s remark on Article 370 abrogation at Kolkata was misleading saying that Article 370 abrogation was not a favour to the people of Jammu & Kashmir but pushed them into distress.
In a statement issued to Kashmir News Bureau, Soz said ” It is really unfortunate that PM Modi has made a deceptive statement at Kolkata, the other day that the Abrogation of Article 370 was done by the Central Govt. in favour of the people of J&K State.”
“How can PM Modi take the people of J&K for granted, who are actually deeply distressed on the illegal abrogation of Article 370 of the Constitution of India,” said Soz.
He said that the most evil aspect of this abrogation is that the Central Govt. enacted this wrong act all by itself, although the people of Jammu and Kashmir happen to be the first party to the agreement.
“The entire world knows that the people of Jammu and Kashmir are deeply angry on the Central Govt’s one-sided unconstitutional measure,” he added.
However, he further added that “people of Kashmir have already indicated, in an ample measure, that they will struggle for restoration of the autonomy of the state as enshrined in the Article 370 of the Constitution of India.
“There are some politicians in Jammu and Kashmir who are trying to mislead the people of Kashmir by stressing the restoration of the Statehood which essentially is not the same thing as restoration of the Autonomy to the J&K State,” Soz said.
He further said “On the restoration of statehood, the Modi Govt. is committed through its statement to this effect, on the floor of the Parliament.” (KNB)