New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Tuesday attacked the government on sacking of Article 370 from Jammu and Kashmir, which gives a special status to the state, and said that its 'completely unconsititutional'.

Priyanka on Tuesday visited Umbha village, Sonbhadra where ten people were gunned down last month over a land dispute.

Priyanka also said that the sacking of Article 370 was against all the principles of democracy.

"The manner in which it has been done is completely unconstitutional and it's against all the principles of democracy, there are rules to be followed when such things are done, which were not followed," she said.

The Indian government last week revoked some provisions of the Article 370 and proposed bifurcation of the state into two union territories, Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh, a bold and far-reaching decision that seeks to redraw the map and future of a region at the centre of a protracted militancy movement.

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Earlier, senior Congress leader P Chidambaram alleged that the BJP scrapped the special status of Jammu and Kashmir as the region is "dominated" by Muslims, a remark condemned by the ruling party on Monday as "provocative and irresponsible".

The former union home and finance minister also alleged that the BJP-led NDA government would not have taken the bold decision had Jammu and Kashmir been a "Hindu-dominated" state.

Chidambaram said that in the 70-year history of the nation, there has never been an example of a state being reduced to a Union Territory and it has always been the reverse.

"Today, Jammu and Kashmir has been turned into a municipality...There are special provisions for other states under Article 371, why only J and K...This is because of religious fanaticism.

"If J-K was a Hindu-dominated state, the BJP would not have done this. They did it only because the region is dominated by Muslims," the former union minister alleged at a public event in Chennai on Sunday.


Posted By: Aalok Sensharma