The Congress Working Committee, that held its meeting on Tuesday, adopted a resolution disapproving the scrapping of Article 370 from Jammu and Kashmir. The resolution adopted by the working committee of the grand old party stated that the unilateral, brazen and totally undemocratic manner in which Article 370 of the Constitution was abrogated and the State of Jammu and Kashmir was dismembered by misinterpreting the provisions of the Constitution.
Resolution adopted by the Congress Working Committee on the undemocratic abrogation by the BJP Govt of Article 370 of the Constitution of India. pic.twitter.com/6yugfhL7Wk
— Congress (@INCIndia) August 6, 2019
‘Every principle of Constitutional law, States’ rights, Parliamentary procedure and democratic governance was violated’, it stated.
The resolution further added, ‘The Indian National Congress pledges to stand with the people of Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh and to fight the BJP and its divisive and diabolical agenda with every power in its hands. We urge the people of J&K to maintain peace and calm’.
‘CWC firmly asserted that all issues pertaining to J&K are internal matters of India and no outside interference will be tolerated’, it added.
The CWC meeting held on Tuesday after the Lok Sabha approved the resolution to scrap Article 370 from the valley and also cleared the bill to bifurcate the Jammu and Kashmir into two Union territories – Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh. Jammu and Kashmir as a one Union Territory will have a legislature along with an L-G, while Ladakh without legislature.
The resolution adopted by the CWC comes at a time when there are differences of opinion within the party over the government’s move to scrap Article 370. Congress Senior leader and CWC member Deependra Hooda has expressed his support in favor of the government’s move.
While Congress General Secretary Jyotiraditya Scindia also welcomed the government’ move, however, he stated that the process could have been better. Scindia was also present in the CWC Meeting.
‘I support the move on #JammuAndKashmir & #Ladakh and its full integration into union of India. Would have been better if constitutional process had been followed. No questions could have been raised then. Nevertheless, this is in our country’s interest and I support this’, Scindia said in a tweet.
Would have been better if constitutional process had been followed. No questions could have been raised then. Nevertheless, this is in our country’s interest and I support this.
— Jyotiraditya M. Scindia (@JM_Scindia) August 6, 2019