Abrogating Article 370 aimed at changing demography of J-K: CPI(M)

NEW DELHI: The move to abrogate provisions of Article 370 was aimed at changing the demography of muslim-majority Jammu and Kashmir, the CPI(M) said on Thursday.

Speaking at the release of a book, ‘Fraud on Constitution, Kashmir Betrayed’, CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury said the move to revoke the special status of Jammu and Kashmir was “undemocratic” and “unconstitutional”.

“It was to turn India, a secular democratic country, into RSS version of the ‘hindu rashtra’… It is the only Muslim majority state in India. To change its demographic detail is the original objective of removing Article 370,” he said. (AGENCIES)