Press Statements

Professor Soz on BJP-RSS's habitual statement on Article 370

Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir (May 25, 2015): Prof. Saifuddin Soz, Senior Congress Leader and Former Union Minister, has issued the following statement to the press, today.

“The statement on abrogation of Article 370 of the Constitution of India, from BJP spokes-person did not deserve the response from certain quarters as  Sunjay Patra is not in possession of a level where he could be conversant with the implications of the statement he made.

I reject his statement as it deserves the same. M/S Sanjay Patras and other habitually talkative members of the RSS –BJP combine must accept the fact decisively that Article 370 happens to be an essential element of the basic structure of the Constitution of India and no person on earth can amend or abrogate it, except through the free will of the people of Jammu and Kashmir State.

M/S Patras of the BJP do not wish to think as to why this Article was not amended, even marginally when BJP was in power for six and a half years under the leadership of Shri. Atal Behari Vajpai.

It is not the question of Article-370 of the Constitution of India alone. The BJP’s successive Election Manifestoes, for more than forty years have, invariably, asserted that Article-370 of the Constitution would be abrogated, Common Civil Code adopted and Ram Mandir built.

In the realm of their mind, the RSS-BJP combine must have realized that none of these assertions could come true in a country like India which is a vast expanse of diversity, that is essentially India’s strength.

I, however, want to say an additional word about the Ram temple. Yes, Ram Temple can be built, but, only when Hindus and Muslims come together for a larger space of togetherness and harmony. Or else, the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India has to decide the suit on the title”.


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