Chennai, Aug 12 : Former finance minister P Chidambaram said that the BJP would not have touched Article 370 if Kashmir was a Hindu majority state but they abrogated it because there is a Muslim majority in Kashmir.
Further said who did not know history of Jammu and Kashmir abolished articke 370 with ‘muscle power’.
“If there was a Hindu majority in Kashmir, the BJP wouldn’t have touched (article 370). Because of the Islamic majority, the BJP did it,” he further added. “Will Tamil Nadu people be silent if Tamil Nadu State is changed into Union Territory?” he said in Chennai.
Chidambaram said he was ‘hurt’ that seven parties supported the decision to withdraw special status to Jammu and Kashmir.
“Jammu Kashmir is a part of India. There is no doubt. If there is a doubt, it’s for BJP only. The people who don’t know the 72 years of history, have done it (370) with muscle power,” Chidambaram said.
Chidambaram further alleged that the BJP revoked Article 370 because Kashmir is a Muslim-dominated region.
The Congress party opposed the abolition of Article 370 and the Jammu and Kashmir (Reorganisation) bill 2019 in the Parliament.
Leader of Opposition Ghulam Nabi Azad said, “I strongly condemn the act of two-three MPs (PDP’s Mir Fayaz and Nazir Ahmed Laway who attempted to tear Constitution). We stand by the Constitution of India. Hum Hindustan ke samvidhaan ki raksha ke liye jaan ki baazi laga denge (We will do anything to protect the Constitution of India), but today BJP has murdered Constitution.”