Congress on Wednesday echoed Chief Minister Omar Abdullah’s view that Article 370 that provides special status to Jammu and Kashmir simply “cannot be repealed”, saying it will need the consent of the Constituent Assembly which “cannot be resurrected”.
There should be a basic understanding of the Constitution before any statement is made on such a “sensitive issue”, party leader Manish Tewari said a day after the new Minister of State in Prime Minister’s Office Jitendra Singh stoked a controversy seeking a debate on Article 370.
“Article 370 (3) read with Art 370 (2) clarifies 370 cannot be repealed without consent of constituent assembly which does not exist. No brainer,” Tewari tweeted.
- Mumbai’s Haji Ali Dargah Trust to SC: Ready to give women access to sanctum sanctorum
- Samajwadi Party Crisis: 5 Quotes By Mulayam Singh Yadav At Press Conference
- Ae Dil Hai Mushkil Vs Shivaay: What Delhites Pick
- Supreme Court Directs Vijay Mallya To Fully Disclose Foreign Assets In 4 Weeks
- 5 Reasons To Watch Ae Dil Hai Mushkil
- BSP Supremo Mayawati Criticises PM Modi Over Triple Talaq: Here’s What She Said
- Google Pixel XL Phone Review: Pros, Cons And Final Verdict
- Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar Says Army donation Is Voluntary
- Rock On 2 Trailer Launch: Farhan Akhtar, Shraddha Kapoor, Prachi Desai On Their Roles
- Cyrus Mistry’s Career Timeline
- Stalker Kills Woman At Metro Station In Gurgaon: Here’s What Happened
- Bigg Boss 10 October 24 Review: Seven Contestants Nominated For Evictions
- Power Struggle In Mulayam’s Party: Here’s What People Reacted
- 1 Dead, 5 Injured In Low Intensity Explosion In Delhi’s Naya Bazaar Area
- Delhi: Naya Bazar Explosion Cctv Footage
He said, “Article 370 makes it very clear if you read Article 370’s section 3 that the President of India can only by notification repeal it if he has the explicit consent of the Constituent Assembly.
“And the Constituent Assembly has prorogued and ceased to exist. It has been dissolved and it cannot be resurrected.”
He added, “So obviously a bare read of the Constitutional provisions makes it clear that it is not possible even if there is a desire to repeal Article 370…. There should be a basic understanding of the Constitution before any articulation is done or any statement is made on such a sensitive issue”.
Speaking in the same vein, Omar said today that the BJP government cannot abrogate Article 370 till the Constituent Assembly is recalled.
“The Constituent Assembly approved accession of Jammu and Kashmir to India. If you want to raise the question once again, then you need to bring the Constituent Assembly and then we will talk,” Omar told reporters, while defending the constitutional provision.