April 01: Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) president Amit Shah has said that abrogating Article 35-A was the party’s commitment to the people of the country” the Quint reports
The Quint quoted Shah as saying that abrogating Article 35A is in the BJP manifesto and has been so since 1950.
“It has not happened till now as we do not have a majority in Rajya Sabha, but I believe it will happen by 2020. Removing Article 35A has been in our manifesto since 1950, it is our commitment to the people of the country,” Shah said at the News18 Agenda India Summit.
The Quint also quoted Amit Shah that the BJP has been able to curb militant funding and “radicalisation”.
He said that the BJP government has banned organisations and plugged funding to curb militancy in Kashmir.
Shah said that the maximum number of militants have been killed during the BJP rule. “…and we will continue to do so. Earlier, there were talks of fake Hindu terror…now, the world talks about the terror that emanates from Pakistan,”