The BJP in general and Arun Jaitley in particular express their desperation to repeal Article 370 by delivering speeches every now and then ("Jaitley: Article 370 fosters secessionist psyche," Jan. 23). It is an intractable issue. Repealing the Article should be the prerogative of the State of Jammu and Kashmir. Desperation by itself will not help. After all, desperation is a stinky cologne.

Abid Baba, Baramulla

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