No one should try to scrap Article 35A: Mani Shankar Aiyar

SRINAGAR: Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar today said no one should attempt to scrap Article 35A of the Constitution and expressed hope that the Supreme Court would decide the matter in the “national interest”.

“I think no one should touch this issue. Article 35A is part of our Constitution and no one should make attempts to remove it,” Aiyar said on the sidelines of a seminar here titled “Discussion on Jammu and Kashmir and Indo-Pak relations” organised by Centre for Peace and Progress.

“This issue is being raked up unnecessarily which is not in anyone’s interest,” added the Congress leader, whose suspension from the basic membership of the party was recently revoked.