SCRAPPING OF ARTICLE 370
It will have catastrophic backlash; Punjab could be the next union territory
- Bir Devinder Singh*
It will have catastrophic backlash; Punjab could be the next union territory



India is watching today the most discernible model of Cooperative federalism of Mr. Narinder Modi. What has happened to the State of Jammu & Kashmir today is the culmination of the sinister designs of RSS and BJP? The only Muslim majority State in India loses its special constitutional status today guaranteed under Article 370 of the Indian constitution. Not only this; the full fledged State of Jammu & Kashmir has been reduced to a Union territory which would be governed directly by the Ministry of Home affairs Govt. of India.
 
Thanks to the new ugly face of aggressive majoritarianism the ugly development is bound to have far reaching catastrophic implications for times to come. The well calibrated communal agenda of the BJP has come to the play in order to thwart the strength of the minorities in India. The collective sensitivity of the religious minorities in India has suffered a rude shock.
 
Constitutional guarantees given to the States or communities just cannot be abrogated, reversed or altered in this kind of arbitrary manner unilaterally. History is repeating itself. It is the same catastrophic breach of trust that was meted out to the Sikh Community by the Congress leadership after partition. Congress leadership betrayed and suppressed all the rightful aspirations of the Sikh Community, soon after India became free despite their solemn commitments given to the Sikh Leadership.

Most unfortunately SAD (Badal) by supporting the scrapping of article 370 of the Indian Constitution has treacherously betrayed the spirit of the entire Sikh struggle by turning their back to the fundamental provisions of the Anandpur Sahib Resolution, which envisage greater autonomy for Punjab. I wish to warn the people of Punjab that same thing is going to happen with Punjab on the issue of river water sharing and Punjab could be the next union territory in the future scheme of things of the BJP and RSS combine.
 
 
 
(*Bir Devinder Singh is Former Deputy Speaker of Punjab Vidhan Sabha)
 

 


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