New Delhi: Indian Member of Parliament from Jammu and Kashmir National Conference, Hasnain Masoodi, has said that the abrogation of Article 370 was not in accordance with the Indian Constitution adding that the decision taken on August 5, 2019 has not achieved its purpose.
Hasnain Masoodi while addressing the Lok Sabha on the first day of the special session of Parliament said, “This August house gave special status to J-K and it was a decision which was reached with consensus without any dissent, amendment and reservations to the proposal. On August 5, 2019 state was stripped of its special status. When we look at the journey we cannot lose sight of these events as these events did not go with the mandate of the Constitution.”
“We can’t ignore the decisions taken on August 5, 2019. The decision (Abrogation of Article 370) was not in accordance with the Constitution. It was unilateral and undemocratic,” he added.
“Since January 1 of this year, there have been a total of 15 encounters. We have not achieved anything by taking this decision,” he said.