Anupam Kher wades into Kashmir debate again, says issue can be resolved by scrapping Article 370

Actor Anupam Kher Monday said the Kashmir problem can be solved by scrapping Article 370 of the Indian Constitution

PTI August 14, 2017 22:50:58 IST
Anupam Kher wades into Kashmir debate again, says issue can be resolved by scrapping Article 370

Bhopal: Actor Anupam Kher Monday said the Kashmir problem can be solved by scrapping Article 370 of the Indian Constitution.

"I know quite a lot about Article 370. I think that Kashmir problem can be solved by removing Article 370 of the Constitution", Kher, who has come to address the India-Asean Youth Summit here, told reporters.

Anupam Kher wades into Kashmir debate again says issue can be resolved by scrapping Article 370

File image of Anupam Kher. PTI

However, the actor said he would not comment on Article 35A of the Indian Constitution as he is not having much knowledge about it.

Article 370 grants special status to Jammu & Kashmir while Article 35A empowers the state legislature to define permanent citizens in the state (J&K).

Kher said after the abrogation of Article 370, people from different parts of India can buy properties and built infrastructure in Kashmir. Every citizen of the country should have the right to buy land in Kashmir, he added.

The actor said if the people from different parts of the country have the right to buy properties and build hospital and industries and others thing in Kashmir, development will automatically usher in the state.

Kher said it was unfortunate that the whole country was buzzing with developmental activities and scaling newer heights but Kashmiris are not marching ahead due to a "handful of people".

Updated Date:

also read

COVID-19 grips Kashmir as authorities limit testing, allow tourists, markets remain chock-a-block ahead of Eid
India

COVID-19 grips Kashmir as authorities limit testing, allow tourists, markets remain chock-a-block ahead of Eid

Medical experts have flagged the issue of the fast spread of COVID-19 in Kashmir which they said could further flare up

Police jail 21 Kashmiris, including cleric, for organising anti-Israel rallies, expressing solidarity with Palestine
India

Police jail 21 Kashmiris, including cleric, for organising anti-Israel rallies, expressing solidarity with Palestine

An artist was also arrested for painting a pro-Palestinian graffiti on a bridge in Srinagar showing a woman wearing a scarf made of a Palestinian flag and a tear tricking from her eye, with the words: “We Are Palestine"

Meagre wages for Kashmiri Pashmina artisans, rise of machines push ancient handicraft to edge of extinction
India

Meagre wages for Kashmiri Pashmina artisans, rise of machines push ancient handicraft to edge of extinction

Before India’s economic liberalisation in 1991, the traditional yinder gave women of Kashmir economic independence. It was in almost every household