Former two times governor of Jammu and Kashmir Jagmohan Malhotra has strongly advocated the removal of Article 35A from the Constitution of India, reports said.
According to the reports, Jagmohan, who tenure is remembered to be full of horror and terror was speaking on the occasion of documentary film release on Article 35A at the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library (NMML) in New Delhi on Saturday.
“They have created a land without justice. The provisions introduced through the Constitutional Order of 1954 were done intentionally. It’s not as if the leaders, the parliamentarians didn’t know what they were doing. This law must go,” he said.
Jagmohan said. “Mere legal things cannot solve the problems. The problem will be solved only when there is fundamental change of mindset within the nation.”
“The common people of Jammu Kashmir, the poor, no one is benefitting from Article 370 or Article 35A – whether they are Hindus or Muslims. It is only vested interests, the elite, who have been benefitting these provisions. So called ‘experts’, such as A.G. Noorani, are misleading the people by advocating for Article 370,” Jagmohan said, reiterating that it is high time for this law to go.