Amid presence of UN offices Art 370 can't be abrogated: Muzaffar Shah

Awami National Conference (ANC) senior vice- president Muzaffar Shah has said Articles 370 and 35A cannot be abrogated till United Nations (UN) office is in Srinagar and Muzaffarabad.

Reacting to the Union Home Minister Amit Shah’s statement on Article 370 , Muzaffar Shah, in a statement said, “I want to ask Amit Shah to lock the offices of UN in Srinagar and Muzaffarabad before abrogating Article 370 and Article 35A. You can’t abrogate such a constitution amid the presence of these offices.”

“The Article 370 was temporary and not permanent provision and it is s special package for J&K but only the constituent assembly of Jammu and Kashmir can recommend for its abrogation.  Therefore, the Parliament, Supreme Court (SC) and President of India cannot abrogate it. We should not make tall claims as it won’t prove anything,” Shah said.