Merely abrogating Article 370 will not solve Kashmir problem: Amit Shah


New Delhi: The BJP-led NDA government is handling the Kashmir issue ‘diplomatically’ and India will ultimately ‘prevail’ there, BJP President Amit Shah on Monday said adding that merely abrogating Article 370 will not solve the problem in the valley.

Shah said the prime minister is keeping a ‘keen eye’ on Kashmir and the security agencies are doing a ‘fine job’ there. “I believe that under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and security agencies’ intervention, India will ultimately prevail in Kashmir,” he said appearing in the ‘Samvaad’ conclave organised by India TV.

Shah also declined to ascribe the recent violence in Kashmir as a reaction against the PDP-BJP alliance government in the state.

“I do not think so. Such incidents are a reaction to the steps taken by the government and action by the security agencies. Whatever lacunae are there will be removed. The alliance is still going on”.

Shah replied to a vast range of questions during the conclave covering Article 370 and the Kashmir issue, Ram temple, performance of the Modi government after three years, farmers’ suicides and triple talaq.

He said that the Kashmir ‘problem’ cannot be solved by merely abrogating the Article 370 in the Constitution that provides for special provisions to Jammu and Kashmir.

“There are several issues and just abrogating the Article 370 will not solve the problem. BJP cannot do it all alone, we will discuss it at an opportune time with others,” he said.

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