Congress backs Gupkar Declaration, Chidambaram calls abrogation of Article 370 ‘unconstitutional’

wilayattimes (India)

Srinagar | WTNS | October 18:Backing Gupkar Declaration, senior Congress leader P Chidambaram has said that the grand old party “resolutely stands for the restoration of the status and rights of the people of J&K”.

Calling abrogation of Article 370 arbitrary and unconstitutional, Chidambaram said that the Centre must stop looking at the mainstream parties and the people of J&K as secessionist or anti-national.

“The arbitrary and unconstitutional decisions of the Modi government of August 5, 2019, must be rescinded,” said the former home minister in a tweet.

On Thursday, mainstream political parties in Jammu and Kashmir held a meeting and formed the People’s Alliance for Gupkar Declaration for the restoration of the special status of the erstwhile state calling for a dialogue between all stakeholders in the issue.