Weakening Art 370 will be biggest anti-national act: Mehbooba
January 30, 2017  23:43
In a clear message to ally Bharatiya Janata Party, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti today said anybody weakening Article 370, which grants special status to the state, will be doing the 'biggest anti-national act' even as she contended that a 'conspiracy is being hatched against our culture and state' in this regard.

She also attacked those opposing setting up of colonies for Kashmiri Pandits in the Valley, saying that by doing so they do not want in their 'heart of hearts' the displaced people to return.

Speaking in the Legislative Assembly, she underlined that Pandits cannot go back to live in their original villages and other places in Kashmir in the prevailing security situation when even political workers and MLAs and MLCs are seeking a protective set-up.

On Article 370, Mehbooba, who is running a coalition government with BJP, said 'there are some forces within this country who think that by scrapping Article 370, the issue of Kashmir will be resolved and everything will be alright'.

BJP's stated position is that Article 370 should be scrapped for total integration of J&K with India. -- PTI
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