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BJP may use judiciary to scrap Article 370: Omar

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Jammu : National Conference chief Omar Abdullah, on Saturday, warned the Mehbooba Mufti-led Jammu and Kashmir government that BJP may use judiciary to scrap Article 370 as the “saffron party has understood that they cannot use legislation to scrap it.”

“BJP has perhaps admitted on their side that they cannot use legislation to scrap Article 370, which grants special powers to the state. Where they cannot use the legislation (to scrap Article 370), they can use judiciary to do it,” he said in the state Assembly here.

“Those who believe that BJP has done a good job on Article 370 and that the party has accepted that the article cannot be tampered with…they are wrong,” he said in the House, where Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti who had presented the grants of her Ministries of Home, Planning, GAD, Tourism and others, was also seated.


The NC leader warned the PDP-BJP coalition government that the issue may snowball into a major controversy in the future. “You always blame us that we make issues out of non-issues and trigger fire. But I want to tell you that we do not create issues…they are being created by the government. We want to prepare you for a major controversy in the future,” he said.

Omar also criticised the way the Securitisation and Reconstruction of Financial Assets and Enforcement of Security Interest (SARFACI) Act was fought in the court of law.     –PTI