December 2, 2022

P Chidambaram asserted that it’s the solely approach to attract beginning line for Kashmir’s political decision.

New Delhi:

Seeking restoration of statehood for Jammu and Kashmir, Congress chief P Chidambaram on Monday stated Parliament ought to repeal the “offending” legal guidelines within the upcoming Monsoon session and restore the established order ante there.

He asserted that it’s the solely approach to attract the beginning line for a political decision of the Kashmir difficulty.

“What was made under the Constitution cannot be unmade by an Act of Parliament, misinterpreting and misusing the provisions of the Constitution,” he stated.

His remarks come forward of the June 24 assembly convened by Prime Minister Narendra Modi the place 14 political leaders from Jammu and Kashmir, together with 4 former chief ministers, have been invited for talks.

“J&K was a ”state” that signed an Instrument of Accession and acceded to India. It must enjoy that status forever. J&K is not a piece of ”real estate”. J&K is ”people”. Their rights and wishes must be respected,” he stated in a sequence of tweets.

“In the Monsoon session, Parliament should repeal the offending laws and restore the status quo ante in J&K. That is the only way to draw the starting line for a political resolution of the Kashmir issue,” the previous union minister stated.

Mr Chidambaram famous that one ought to keep in mind that the “dismembering” of J&Ok has been challenged within the Supreme Court and the instances are pending for almost 2 years.

“Congress Party’s position, reiterated yesterday, that full Statehood must be restored to J&K should clear any doubt or ambiguity,” he additionally stated.

The Congress had on Sunday stated it’s dedicated to restoration of full statehood for Jammu and Kashmir and the prime minister and the BJP ought to settle for this demand within the curiosity of Constitution and democracy.

Congress chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala stated depriving Jammu and Kashmir full statehood and never permitting its folks to elect their very own representatives is a direct assault on democracy and the constitutional ideas.

The Central authorities abrogated the state’s particular standing and bifurcated it into UTs on August 5, 2019. The erstwhile state has been below the Centre’s rule since June 2018.

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