Amit Shah misreading volatile Kashmir situation: Soz

Excelsior Correspondent
SRINAGAR, Feb 5: Veteran Congress leader and former Union Minister Prof Saifuddin Soz said that Union Home Minister Amit Shah was misreading volatile Kashmir situation when the latter taunted by saying that no river of blood had flowed and no stones had been thrown after abrogation of Article 370.
“I do not propose to challenge those who would say that the Home Minister was entitled to his thinking on Kashmir. But, then, the people of Kashmir would also like to assert that they know best what the Central Govt had done to the constitutional relationship which had been forged between J&K State and the Centre, over a long period of time,” he said in a statement, issued here today.
Maintaining that the Article 370 had been incorporated in the Constitution of India as a result of agreement between the then J&K’s credible political leadership and the Union of India, Prof Soz said that one –sided abrogation of Article 370 by the Central Govt had filled the hearts and minds of a vast majority in J&K State with deep sadness and anger.
“This political development has decidedly soured the state’s Constitutional relationship with the Union of India. It does not augur well. I think the Home Minister should take serious notice of this,” he said.