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Article 370 abolished to protect human rights: Ram Madhav

BJP national general secretary Ram Madhav flanked by Karimnagar MP Bandi Sanjay and party State president K. Laxman in Karimnagar town on Saturday.

BJP national general secretary Ram Madhav flanked by Karimnagar MP Bandi Sanjay and party State president K. Laxman in Karimnagar town on Saturday.   | Photo Credit: Byarrangement

‘SC, ST and womenfolk were ill-treated in J&K because of Article 370’

BJP national general secretary Ram Madhav has reiterated that they had scrapped the Article 370 only to protect the human rights of the people living in Jammu and Kashmir and help them lead a dignified life promised by the Indian Constitution.

Delivering a talk on ‘End of Article 370 – Impact on emerging India and “Kashmir: A historical correction of a Himalayan blunder’ organized by Jagruthi Bharathi in Karimnagar town on Saturday night, he said that “India is one nation and will have only one rule”. ‘Kashmiri bhi hamaara hai’ (Kashmiri citizen is also an Indian) and we should hug them and encourage development in the J&K by going on pilgrimage in large numbers to Amarnath and also promote tourism, he stated.

“The J&K is internal issue of the country and we will solve it effectively,” he said and informed the people not to look J&K from the Pakistan prism. He said that the Pakistan was not having support from any country except for China. Even at the United Nations, the Pakistan was isolated on the J&K issue, he stated.

CWC opposed Nehru

Ridiculing the opposition parties’ reactions on abolition of Article 370 stating that the Union government had not taken the opinion of the people of the State, he asked whether the government took the opinion of people before bringing the Article 370 for J&K. He reminded that then Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru bought Article 370 in spite of Congress Working Committee (CWC) opposing it.

He also said that the Hyderabad State would have faced the same fate of J&K and got the Article 370 if then Home Minister Sardar Patel had not interfered and liberated the Hyderabad state from Nizam rulers.

He said that the people especially the SC and STs and the womenfolk were ill-treated in J&K because of Article 370.

BJP State president K Laxman hoped that the BJP lead government at Centre under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah would ensure that the Telangana Liberation Day on September 17 was celebrated as state festival and pay tributes to Telangama martyrs, who fought against Nizam rulers.

Karimnagar MP Bandi Sanjay Kumar called upon the people to take the abolition of Article 370 to the grassroot level and educate the people about its importance in Indian territory. He also said that he was proud to be associated with the passage of bill abolishing Article 370.

Grand welcome

Advocate Madhusudhan Rao presided over the meeting, Alphores educational institutions chairman V. Narender Reddy, doctor Geetha Reddy and others were also present.

Earlier, Mr Ram Madhav was accorded tumultuous welcome by the BJP rank and file by taking out a motorcycle rally from the outskirts of the town to the meeting venue.

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