Centre’s defence on Article 370 abrogation lacks logic: Mehbooba Mufti

SRINAGAR (KIMS) — People’s Democratic Party (PDP) President Mehbooba Mufti on Monday, while reacting sharply to the Central Government’s defence on the abrogation of Article 370, the Special Status of Jammu and Kashmir in Supreme Court said that the defence lacks logic.

The former chief Minister said, The Centre’s defence lacks logic to back it’s decision of the illegal and unconstitutional abrogation of Article 370.

Brute majority was used to subvert the Indian constitution that extended guarantees to the people of Jammu and Kashmir, she said.

The Government of India also violated earlier rulings of Hon’ble Supreme Court which held that only Jammu and Kashmir’s constituent assembly could recommend the removal of Article 370 to the President of India, she said.

Drum beating about an enforced silence and so called grassroots democracy cant be used to justify constitutional harakiri, she said while reacting to the Central Government’s defence on the abrogation of Article 370 in Supreme Court.

The Central Government Monday defended abrogation of Article 370 in a fresh affidavit in Supreme Court.

The Central Government said, The move to abrogate Article 370 has started showing its impact on the common man of the region who is now getting accustomed to peace, prosperity and stability with substantial income.

After the abrogation of Article 370 from Jammu and Kashmir life has returned to normalcy there after three decades of turmoil, Centre tells Supreme Court.

Schools, colleges and universities are functioning without any strikes during the last three years, Centre to Supreme Court.

Hosting of G-20 Tourism Working Group meeting at Srinagar in May 2023 was a watershed event in the history of valley tourism and the country “proudly displayed” its resolute commitment to the world that “secessionist/terrorist region can be converted into a region where even international dignitaries can be invited and global events can be held”, Centre to Supreme Court.

On August 5, 2019, the Government of India abrogated Article 370 and Article 35(A) that provided Special Status to Jammu and Kashmir and birfucated the State into two Union Territories — Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh. — (KIMS)