14 September, 2017
A National Conference delegation met Mr. Singh and suggested that "regional autonomy to Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh is a way forward".
He said internal and external security is quite doctrined and the Centre has also framed policies for all concerning issues in the country. He said: "For the last four days I have been visiting J&K". I never said that sentiments of Kashmir will not be hurt but what I mean was that sentiments of Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh will be kept into consideration."The matter (35A) is sub-judice and I do not want to say much more in this context, " said the Union Minister".
Similarly that terrorism being extreme violation of human rights and should be so acknowledged by the International Community, the representative said, "India is dealing with a state (Pakistan) that regards the use of terrorism as a legitimate instrument of statecraft". "We reject attempts by Pakistan to denigrate the democratic choice that has been regularly exercised by the people of Jammu & Kashmir". "Some NGOs have filed writ petition challenging Article 35-A".
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday said that ceasefire violations by Pakistan indicate that "it's not interested in improving relations with India". "They are illegal migrants and stern action will be initiated against them". "No government should intervene in the working of this agency", Singh said. "Rohingyas living in Jammu are illegal migrants, and I do not rule out security threat due to their presence", he said. "We also keep issuing advisories".
"Kashmir leadership of the party supports Article 35A whereas its leaders in Jammu province oppose continuation of 35A and Article 370 in Indian Constitution, however, the leadership at the Centre is confusing the people by speaking in different tones on the issue", he said in a statement.
He said Army and BSF were giving a befitting reply.
"A prominent jurist Ram Jethmalani had led the team of lawyers from the J&K before the Supreme Court and the national and global press characterised this development as a victory for Farooq Abdullah, the then chief minister of Jammu Kashmir", he said.