We have faith in Shiekh-Indra Accord: Tara Chand
SRINAGAR: Without criticizing Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, senior Congress leader and the Deputy Chief Minister Tara Chand Wednesday said that junior Abdullah is entitled to his views on Kashmir and stressed that the Congress believes in Indira-Shiekh Accord of 1975.
Kashmir is a part of India and the State Congress believes in Indira-Shiekh Accord of 1975, Tara Chand said adding that Chief Minister has his own views.
Pertinently, Omar Abdullah on the floor of the Assembly said on Tuesday that Kashmirs accession to India was limited to Defense, Communication and Currency.
As per Shiekh-Indira Accord, the State of Jammu and Kashmir which is a constituent unit of the Union of India, shall, in its relation with the Union, continue to be governed by Article 370 of the Constitution of India. The residuary powers of legislation shall remain with the State; however, Parliament will continue to have power to make laws relating to the prevention of activities directed towards disclaiming, questioning or disrupting the sovereignty and territorial integrity of India or bringing about cession of a part of the territory of India or secession of a part of the territory of India from the Union or causing insult to the Indian National Flag, the Indian National Anthem and the Constitution. (CNS)
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