Articles 370 and 35A should not be removed: Lt Gen Hooda

SRINAGAR: Lt Gen (Retd) DS Hooda, has said the special status of Jammu and Kashmir and articles 370 and 35A should not be removed.

He said this in a 42-page national security document submitted to Congress president Rahul Gandhi. He was tasked by the party to come out with a vision document. The former northern Army commander was made the head of a ‘task force on national security’, set up by Gandhi in February to prepare the vision paper for the country.

“Contentious issues that could provide a trigger for more disturbances should currently be kept on the backburner, while attempts are made to arrive at a political consensus on these subjects,” the report reads.

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