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Farooq welcomes Digvijay’s statement, says J&K did not merge with India

Srinagar: Welcoming the statement of senior Congress leader Digvijay Singh about abrogation of Article 370 by the BJP led central Government, former Chief Minister Dr Farooq Abdullah on Saturday claimed that Jammu and Kashmir did not merged with Union of India but joined on certain terms in 1947.

“I am very grateful to Digvijaya Singh who has realized sentiments of people as other parties who have also spoken about it” president of the National Conference (NC) Dr Abdullah said.

I welcome it heartily and hope central government will look into it again, said Dr Abdullah who is also Member of Parliament (MP) from Srinagar constituency on Singh’s remark during a Clubhouse chat.

Former Union minister Dr Abdullah said State did not merged but joined Union of India on certain terms one of the term was 370.

He said Supreme Court (SC) twice gave two verdicts  which clearly stated that this (article 370) is a permanent feature. However, he said there is political party in power in Delhi who has a long stand to abrogate Article 370. But, former CM said this is not stand of the people of the nation but a party (BJP). BJP wanted and they abrogate it against the wishes of people of all the three regions—Kashmir, Jammu and Ladakh.

People of all the three regions opposed it and we will continue to oppose against what they (BJP) has done.


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