On Sunday, Hindi Film actor Payal Rohatagi weighed in on the debate about Article 370, saying that if it couldn’t be revoked, Kashmiri Muslims should be asked to ‘leave Kashmir’.
If Article 370 can’t be removed then ask #KashmiriMuslims 2 evict Kashmir. Centre should make it #Defence area. Kashmiris start living in other cities of . Kashmir will always be a part of India whether it has Kashmiris in it or no. U guys threw Pandits out, now evict Muslims.
The legal restriction that bars Indians from owning property in Jammu Kashmir is ‘constitutionally vulnerable’ and ‘discriminatory’, Arun Jaitley wrote on Thursday.
“It is used as a political shield by many but it hurt the common citizen of the state the most,” Jaitley said in a Facebook post.
“It denied them a booming economy, economic activity and jobs.” The comments come ahead of general elections to be held in phases starting from April 11, at which Modi is seeking re-election.
Campaigning is likely to be dominated by issues of national security, and Kashmir in particular.
Hitting back at Finance Minister Arun Jaitley for advocating repeal of special status of Jammu and Kashmir, PDP president Mehbooba Mufti said on Saturday that the relationship between the Union and the state would be over if Article 370 of the Constitution is revoked.
“Jaitley must understand this. It is not an easy thing to say. If you scrap (Article) 370, your relation with J-K will be over,” Mehbooba told party workers at her residence here.
Jaitley had on Thursday advocated repeal of Jammu and Kashmir’s special status and said Article 35A, which restricts non-permanent residents to buy property in Jammu and Kashmir, is “constitutionally vulnerable” and also hampering economic development of the state.