New Delhi, Aug 4: Former Interlocutor to Kashmir, Radha Kumar said that the abrogation of Article 35A will open a Pandora’s Box. She said the Accession Debate will start and a professional legal expert can put India into an embarrassing position in case Article 35-A is annulled.
Radha Kumar told news agency CNS that Instrument of Accession, Article 370 and Article 35-A are interconnected and can’t be separated from one another. “The Indian Civil Society fails to understand why the petition filed by a lesser known NGO was not dismissed by Supreme Court outrightly. The arguments put forth by petitioners carry no weight. I am hopeful, Supreme Court will dismiss it shortly after it will be taken up,” she said adding that Governor of the State has done a good job by asking the Apex Court to defer the case.
While responding to a question, Radha Kumar said that people in Kashmir are dying to get the issue resolved. “There is an issue that needs to be resolved. The cold response from BJP doesn’t make a sense.”