Wednesday, January 24, 2007

indo-Pak ties in dangerous phase - Arun Jaitley

jan 24th, 2007
true, but it is a good question as to why the BJP did not at least attempt to amend art 370 when in power.

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Article 370 a blunder - Indo-Pak ties in dangerous phase
- Arun Jaitley

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), national general secretary and former Union Law Minister, Arun Jaitley termed the Article 370 a historical blunder and blamed the ideological milieu of that time for incorporating this Article in the Constitution that gave the special status to J&K state. This Article is the root cause of all problems as its objective was to create a separate society in Kashmir , he said, adding the Kashmiri Pandits (KPs) have become the victims of this blunder that resulted in conspiracy hatched during 1989 to force their migration from Valley and the Government was caught napping.

Arun Jaitley also accused the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) of bringing dead issues at the cost of those who have actually suffered during the 17-year long terrorism in the State. The senior BJP leader said over the 17th death anniversary of Prem Nath Bhat, the function was organised by Prem Nath Bhat Memorial Trust in Jammu. Terrorists had gunned down Bhat, a Kashmiri Hindu, on December 27, 1989



Ghost Writer said...

The Organiser does have very good articles this time - collected reactions to the Khacchar Commission (In Punjabi - Khacchar means a donkey) report.

My favorite is Arif Md Khan's - though a bit heavy on the "Englishman created the divide" tripe - I like the way he has compared Khacchar with Hunter

TallIndian said...

I'm not that well versed in Indian law, but the Congress may have controlled the Rajaya Sahba when Atal was PM so amending the Constitution was unlikely.