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Narendra Modi doesn’t have vision of Nehru, Patel: Asaduddin Owaisi

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Published Aug 14, 2019, 2:59 am IST
Updated Aug 14, 2019, 5:53 am IST
The MIM president said scrapping of Article 370 was against the concept of federalism and it contradicted the two judgments of the Supreme Court.
Asaduddin Owaisi
 Asaduddin Owaisi

Hyderabad: MIM president Asaduddin Owaisi said bifurcating Jammu and Kashmir and declaring Ladakh and Jammu and Kashmir as Union Territories was violation of the Constitutional agreement. The actions of the Centre were against federalism, he said.

Addressing an Id Milap function on Tuesday at the party headquarters Darrusalam, he said Prime Minister Narendra Modi did not have the sense and political wisdom of Pandit Nehru and Sardar Patel. “When they took a decision on the Kashmir, they did so in the interest of the country. (Mr Modi) is claiming that they are following Shyama Prasad Mookerji but they don’t know his stand on Kashmir, that he had acknowledged Article 370.”

 

Mr Owaisi said the BJP government had scrapped special status given to Kashmir under Article 35A. “Not only Kashmir, Assam, Himachal Prad-esh and other regions are also accorded special status,” he said. “There are many places where other Indians cannot purchase land.”

Mr Owaisi said that Mr Modi considered then RSS chief Guru Golwalkar as his hero. “Golwalkar had written a letter in 1961 to the National Integration Council that the federalism of Hindustan promotes secularism.”

The MIM president said scrapping of Article 370 was against the concept of federalism and it contradicted the two judgments of the Supreme Court.

The apex court had stated that Article 370 was not temporary. “The Modi government wants to implement the agenda of Hindutva,” he said.

Mr Owaisi said the government was claiming that the people of Kashmir were happy with the decision. “If they think that it was Diwali for them, why are you imposing restrictions on them? You have shut down communication services. You have converted Kashmir into a prison. It is abasement of democracy,” he said.

 

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Location: India, Telangana, Hyderabad




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