Farooq Abdullah said ‘thank you’ to Digvijay Singh for his remark on Article 370 restoration in Kashmir
New Delhi, 12/6 (Ao Bureau): ‘If the Congress comes to power at the Center, then the reinstatement of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir will be considered.’ Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah has expressed happiness over this statement of senior Congress leader Digvijay Singh. He has thanked Digvijay Singh and said that he is grateful for his statement.
Talking to news agency ANI, Farooq Abdullah said, ‘I am very grateful to Digvijay Singh ji. He has felt the feelings of the people. I wholeheartedly welcome this and hope that the government will look into it again. Let us inform that Digvijay Singh talked about restoring Article 370 in a clubhouse chat. A Pakistani journalist was also present here.
What Digvijay Singh said
In this clubhouse chat, in response to the question of Pakistani journalist, Digvijay Singh allegedly said, ‘When they removed Article 370 from Kashmir, there was no democracy there. There was no humanity there, because everyone was put in jail. Kashmiriyat is part of the secularism there, because the king of the Muslim-majority state was a Hindu and the two worked together. Even in Kashmir, Kashmiri Pandits were given reservation in government jobs. In such a situation, the decision to remove Article 370 was very sad and when the Congress comes to power, the decision to remove 370 will be reconsidered.