19 September, 2020

Abrogation Of Article 370 Has Strengthened Voices Of India In The Union Territory: Ram Madhav

National general secretary of BJP Ram Madhav tells Outlook that the abrogation of Article 370 has led to “strengthening of the voices of India” in the youngest Union territory.

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Abrogation Of Article 370 Has Strengthened Voices Of India In The Union Territory: Ram Madhav
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2020-07-25T12:54:52+05:30

It has been almost one year since Jammu and Kashmir lost the special status granted to it by Articles 370 and 35A. National general secretary of BJP Ram Madhav tells Bhavna Vij-Aurora that the abrogation of Article 370 has led to “strengthening of the voices of India” in the youngest Union territory. It has also exposed local political leaders who, instead of acting as a bridge between the people and the administration, are hiding behind their Facebook walls and Twitter handles—“That is why not many tears were shed when they were incarcerated.” Excerpts:

One year after the ­­­abroga­tion of Article 370, how would you describe the situation in Jammu and Kashmir?

One year ago, on August 5, 2019, when our government abrogated Article 370, the Opposition had predicted bloodbath and street violence in the state. In the last 11 months, nothing of that sort has happened. Terrorist violence does happen. But that phenomenon is of a different dimension and needs different...

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