BJP Misleading People On Art-370: Soz

Saifudin Soz | File Photo

Srinagar: Alleging that BJP leaders have resorted to spreading falsehood on Kashmir, especially on the abrogation of Article 370, former Union Minister and senior Congress leader Prof Saifuddin Soz said people of the Union Territory (UT) will continue their struggle for restoration of autonomy.

“The people of UT, especially in Kashmir, have taken notice of the fact that the BJP leaders at the Centre have taken recourse to spreading untruth on the abrogation of Article 370 of the Constitution of India, Soz said in a statement issued here Tuesday.

He said these leaders, including Union Ministers Smriti Irani, Anurag Thakur and Jitendra Singh, perhaps feel that repeatedly speaking untruth could catch minds of Kashmiris and others.

He said the fact is that the general run of Kashmiris denounces the statements of the BJP’s top brass to the effect that things had improved in Kashmir after abrogation of Article 370. These are white lies spoken by the BJP leaders, he said.

Soz said the fact is that there is widespread anger in J&K on the abrogation of this Article. The people of the state can never ever compromise their position on the question of Internal Autonomy granted to the J&K through the Article 370 of the Constitution of India.

He said that one thing is clear that the people of the state will continue their struggle for restoration of Autonomy, democratically and constitutionally.

Another thing is also certain that the relationship between the people of the state and the Union of India can never be smooth and cordial, unless the Internal Autonomy is restored to the state, he claimed.

Soz said the people of the J&K State will prove the fact that the will of the people is supreme and ultimately it is going to prevail.

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