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Is Jammu and Kashmir Omar Abdullah’s parental estate? RSS hits back over Article 370

RSS leader Ram Madhav said the state will always be an integral part of India with or without the provision.

By: Press Trust of India | Srinagar | Published: May 28, 2014 1:30 pm

The controversy over Article 370 continued unabated on Wednesday with the RSS hitting back at Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah for his remarks. Omar made it clear that it cannot be revoked without recalling the Constituent Assembly and that it is “impossible”.

Reacting to Omar’s remarks that either J&K won’t be part of India or Article 370 that grants special status to the state will still exist, senior RSS leader Ram Madhav said the state will always be an integral part of India with or without the provision. Madhav also asked whether the chief minister thought the state was his “parental estate”.

“J&K won’t be part of India? Is Omar thinking it’s his parental estate? 370 or no 370, J&K has been and always will be an integral part of India,” tweeted Madhav.

Observing that any move to abrogate Article 370 will be extremely dangerous, Omar said if the BJP decides to recall the constitutional facility, it would reopen the debate on state’s accession to India. He said the only way to revoke Article 370 is on the back of the body called the Constituent Assembly.

This is the body that ratified the relationship of J&K with India, he said, adding that if you were to recall the Constituent Assembly, you would be reopening the debate on Instrument of Accession. “If the BJP wants to do that and call the Constituent Assembly, let them do that,” he said.

The chief minister said that considering we claim that entire J&K is ours and the BJP’s view that even the PoK is India’s part, the Constituent Assembly will have to have members from there too. “But this is highly impossible. Who is going to recall a Constituent Assembly?” Omar asked.

A fresh controversy over Article 370 erupted on Tuesday following comments by the new Minister of State in Prime Minister’s Office Jitendra Singh seeking debate on it. “If we do not have debate and discussion, how would you be able to tell those who have been unable to understand what they have been deprived of on account of Article 370?” said Singh.

He later clarified that he was “misquoted” on the issue. Reacting to Madhav’s “parental estate” remarks, Omar asserted that he never said J&K has been his parental estate, but he was a citizen of the state and he had the right to speak about his rights. Omar said he doesn’t owe allegiance to the RSS and that no RSS wala can stop him from speaking for his state.

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  1. A
    A Patriot
    Jun 7, 2014 at 5:42 pm
    J&K is the Propoerty of Omar and his Father. These are anti Hindu and Anti India People, who were nurtured by Nehru Family all these Years.This bloody has even taken a Kashmiri Pandit as his Keep (Razdan from NDTV), it is nothing but Love Jihad. Why he was not able to find a woman from Muslim Community ?
    1. S
      May 28, 2014 at 1:14 pm
      Omar is being fooled by BJP to turn the nation against him. He is helping them big time to now ignite the feeling of billions of indian against 370. His best response should be - we will be ready for debate. This will be end of his political career.
      1. G
        May 28, 2014 at 6:59 pm
        Debate on 370 is must, let people know the truth...
        1. P
          May 28, 2014 at 11:25 pm
          Article 370 was a mistake. Thanks to the Internet, anyone can find the details about the accession of J&K. It is high time to abrogate it.
          1. K
            K Roy
            May 31, 2014 at 10:08 am
            Accross the country there shall be one govorning system & uniform rules for all citizen.There is always a scope of debate & improvement to ensure uniform economic growth.
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