Jammu: Kashmiri Pandit leader and Bharatiya Janata Party’s J&K Incharge Department of Political Feedback Ashwani Chrungoo Sunday said that withdrawal of farm laws could not be equated with Article 370 or Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA).
“Equating withdrawal of farm laws with the issues of Article 370 or CAA is surely political bankruptcy. These issues have no similarity, content, or purpose. Abolition of Article 370 and Article 35-A and the connected issues have a larger national interest and was aimed to bring J&K into the phase of the fullest integration with the rest of the nation and erase the walls of hatred that had found its place in the constitution by default,” Chrungoo said in a statement issued here.
He said that the way Prime Minister Narendra Modi had announced the withdrawal of the laws speaks that the government was more concerned about the consensus on the issue than the mere implementation of the laws for the good of the agro-economy of the country.
“It requires great guts and courage to do so by a government. While the introduction of farm laws was aimed to boost the farm sector and bring it at par with the international market standards and advance its benefits to the farmers, the abolition of Article 370 was aimed to bring to an end the scenario of creating a state within a state.
Article 370, Article 35-A, separate constitution, and separate flag were constitutional justification of a separatist mindset and sectarian administrative functioning.
Moreover, Article 370 was a temporary provision had to go sooner than later,” Chrungoo said.