BJP, RSS Sections Not Happy On All Party Meeting On J&K

SRINAGAR: Sections of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and its ideological fountainhead, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), are “concerned” about the talks on Jammu & Kashmir being held with the regional parties who have been sticking to their demand for the restoration of Article 370, the Hindustan Times reported today.

The report stated that, according to a person privy to the development, the timing of the meeting has raised eyebrows in the party and the Sangh.

“It is felt the government after opting for a muscular Kashmir policy seems to have climbed down from its position of not engaging with parties if they seek the restoration of Article 370,” the news item quoted the person saying.

“According to sources, the meeting’s schedule has caused some consternation inside the party and the Sangh. The government appears to have backed down from its position of refusing to engage with parties seeking the restoration of Article 370 after choosing for a tough Kashmir policy. Article 35 (A) set domicile criteria and granted a special status to the former state, further stated the source,”  the item further reads.

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