Counter false propaganda against India over Art 370: Naidu to Indian diaspora

NEW DELHI: Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu urged the Indian diaspora on Thursday to effectively counter the “false propaganda and negative narrative” being spread against the country after Article 370 of the Constitution, which gave a special status to Jammu and Kashmir, was abrogated.

Addressing a gathering here after the release of a coffee table book, Naidu said overseas Indians must raise awareness in the countries of their stay that the dilution of Article 370 was purely an internal administrative measure and aimed at accelerating the development of Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh.

“It has nothing to do with religion and any such false propaganda should be rebutted,” the Vice President said, according to a statement issued by his office.