MIM MP Asaduddin Owaisi asked whether the BJP government at the Centre is wanting to turn India into a China or a Palestine where some sections of people have no rights. He asserted that the Centre has no powers to scrap Article 370 and Article 35A in respect of Kashmir. The MIM will go to court against the Modi government’s unilateral action which didn’t involve the people of Kashmir in the process of reorganization.
Owaisi said that the Court itself had described Article 370 as the instrument of Special Autonomy for Kashmir but Union Home Minister Amit Shah is saying it was of a temporary nature. Owaisi demanded to know whether the Centre could take such drastic action now as the whole issue is sub judice being heard in the court.
Owaisi said that like Kashmir, there are places like Himachal Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, etc where outsiders cannot go and buy property freely. Where is the need for a separate treatment to Kashmir alone? Owaisi said that the BJP leaders committed a historic blunder by scrapping Article 370.