Friday, October 30, 2009

* VivekaJyoti *: Congress seems out to unsettle the settled in Kashmir

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    • By Hari Om
    • BJP says day in and day out that it is because of it that Jammu & Kashmir got integrated with the rest of India. It appears to be a false and motivated propaganda. The fact is that it was the Congress which actually integrated the state with the rest of the country by taking several concrete measures. This is a statement of fact.

      BJP was in power at the Centre for six long years between 1998 and 2004, and it did not extend even a single Central law to Jammu & Kashmir. It may appear ludicrous but it is a fact that its election manifesto for the Jammu & Kashmir assembly elections (2008) was totally silent on Article 370. Earlier in 1996, Mr. Atal Bihari Vajpayee had even declared at Tangdhar (Kashmir) that Article 370 shall ever remain part of the Indian Constitution.