Article 370 abrogated for greater good of people: BJP

BJP leaders and activists taking out a rally in Jammu on Tuesday.
BJP leaders and activists taking out a rally in Jammu on Tuesday.

Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, Aug 13: Bharatiya Janata Party, (BJP) district Jammu West led by its district President, Ayodhya Gupta organized a programme to compliment the Central leadership for taking bold decision to abrogate Article 370. The party activists celebrated the occasion.
Member of Parliament, Jammu-Poonch Lok Sabha Constituency, Jugal Kishore Sharma, State general secretary (Org.), Ashok Kaul, former Cabinet Minister, Sat Sharma (CA), Mayor, JMC Chander Mohan Gupta, party State chief spokesperson, Adv. Sunil Sethi, Mahila Morcha, State president, Rajni Sethi and other senior leaders delivered their informative speeches on the occasion.
Jugal Kishore Sharma, while addressing the jubilant activists said that certain shrewd political and separatist groups were saying that to touch Article 370 will be like to trigger a bomb, but now it has been done for the greater good of the State on the demand of people.“ People were agitating since long to abolish the black Article, and this is the real `Shradhanjali’ to those who laid down their lives in the due course. Now the real independence has been achieved”, he added.
Many people were making hue and cry but they cannot tell any single benefit of Article 370. He gave the full credit of this day to the strong willed masses, who enabled Parliament to vote for its abrogation and said that old struggle since the Praja Parishad time has yielded results. “The 70 years long struggle has ended and I feel proud to be a participant of the event”, Jugal exclaimed.
Ashok Kaul, in his address, said that only BJP had the guts to take the strong decision for the welfare of the masses. He alleged that all earlier Government only shared power but never took any bold decision for benefitting masses. He appreciated the decision and said that this will benefit the population at the large in Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh. “We lost precious lives in Sunderbani, Joarian and other areas costing us our ideologist Dr. Shyama Prasad Mookherjee in the struggle to abolish the `Black Law’ but we fought and today women, Gujjars, Bakkarwals, refugees, Valmikis and many more communities got their due rights”, he added.
Sat Sharma, in his address said that to impose Article 370 was a very wrong decision taken at that time. He said that public used to agitate since its inception. He highlighted the Jana Sangh and Praja Parishad movement and said that our predecessors did lot of struggle for abrogation of the Article and at last it bore the fruit.
Adv. Sunil Sethi threw light on the legal aspects of the law. He provided informative overview section wise in very easy language. He explained that why there was so much delay in abrogation of black article. He said “since 2014 we were working on the various aspects regarding this law and we studied all facets”. He also enumerated the benefits of abrogation of Article 370.
Mayor Chander Mohan Gupta, said that this step was compulsory for total integration of the State in emotional aspects.
State Vice-President Parmodh Kapahi, State secretaries, Sanjay Baru, Arvind Gupta, Praduman Singh ,Veenu Khanna, State treasurer, Parbhat Singh, Veena Gupta, Jeet Angral, Vijay Sharma, Pawan Sharma, councillors, senior leaders from the State, district, Mandal, Wards and Morchas were also present on the occasion.
Stage proceeding were conducted by district general secretary, Sanjeev Sharma.