Article 370 Scrapped: Cong's Sachin Pilot Says 'no Justification For Arresting Ex-CMs’, Adds, State's Representatives Needed To Be Involved

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On Tuesday, after Union Home Minister Amit Shah moved the resolution to revoke Article 370 in Lok Sabha, Congress leader and Rajasthan Deputy CM Sachin Pilot spoke about the issue toeing the party's line on Jammu and Kashmir.

Written By Apoorva Rao | Mumbai | Updated On:

On Tuesday, after Union Home Minister Amit Shah moved the resolution to revoke Article 370 in Lok Sabha, Congress leader and Rajasthan Deputy CM Sachin Pilot spoke about the issue toeing the party's line on Jammu and Kashmir.

Pilot said that for India to be a 'progressive, vibrant democracy' all parties and local representatives need to be involved in Jammu and Kashmir. He added that there was no justification for arresting former CMs and treating them akin to separatists.

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The Congress and Rahul Gandhi have been panned by many for taking a line similar to Pakistan.

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Meanwhile, Rahul Gandhi reacted on the development and said that this move will have major implications on national security. As he took the line similar to that of Pakistan, netizens called him out. 

Congress also followed Pakistan's argument on Tuesday and asked in the Parliament how is Kashmir an internal issue and also said that Kashmir is monitored by the United Nations. Speaking in the lower house of the Parliament, Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, the speaker of the Opposition claimed that the Centre has broken laws and has proposed to change a state into Union territory in one night. Chowdhury then went on to ask whether Kashmir was an internal issue. "You say Kashmir is an internal matter but United Nations is monitoring there since 1948. So how is it an internal matter? There was Shimla Pact and then there was Lahore declaration, then how is it an internal matter? Jaishankar said to Pompeo that it is a bilateral issue, how is it an internal issue?"

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