Veteran Congress leader Karan Singh on Thursday said he does not agree with a blanket condemnation of the government's move on Jammu and Kashmir, pointing out what he called were its several positives aimed at furthering the welfare of all sections of the state.
Singh, son of former Jammu and Kashmir ruler Maharaja Hari Singh, welcomed the union territory status for Ladakh and said political dialogue must continue in Kashmir to help resolve the issue. He, however, stated that efforts should be that Jammu and Kashmir re-attains full statehood as soon as possible.
Dr Karan Singh, Congress leader&son of Maharaja Hari Singh, on abrogation of Article 370: Ladakh's emergence as a Union Territory is to be welcomed...Gender discrimination in Article 35A needed to be addressed...My sole concern is to further welfare of all sections®ions of J&K pic.twitter.com/0w3ys484PC
— ANI (@ANI) August 8, 2019
In a statement issued by him, the Congress leader said he supported the abrogation of provisions of Article 35A as the issue of gender-discrimination needed to be addressed.
However, he said that two main political parties of Jammu and Kashmir — the Peoples Democratic Party and National Conference — should not be termed "anti-national" and urged for the release of their leaders and a broad-based political dialogue to be initiated with them.
With inputs from PTI
Updated Date: Aug 08, 2019 14:51:11 IST