Kapil Sibal slams Centre on article 370 abrogation...

In august 2019, the Centre made a historic yet to abrogate article 370 of the Constitution, which provided J&K with a special autonomous status. Former Union minister and rajya sabha MP kapil sibal referred to the abrogation of article 370 in kashmir - SRINAGAR/JAMMU' target='_blank' title='jammu and kashmir-Latest Updates, Photos, Videos are a click away, CLICK NOW'>jammu and kashmir as a "political decision," stating that it was unnecessary since 99 per cent of the laws in the region were already similar to those in the rest of India. Speaking at a book launch in the national capital, Sibal, according to news agency PTI, said, “After august 5, 2019, when article 370 of the Constitution was abrogated, the die was cast.”

“Actually you did not need to abrogate article 370 of the Constitution for the simple reason that 99 per cent of the laws of india were already applicable in kashmir, they were already in operation in kashmir,” said the senior advocate who had presented arguments in the supreme court opposing the abolition of article 370 provision granting special status to Jammu and Kashmir. “So there was no need to abrogate article 370 but the reason why they abrogated article 370 was nothing to do with laws, it is something to do with your political decision,” Sibal said. "You (government) want to tell the people of this country 'See, we did it'," he added.

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