The son of former J&K ruler Maharaja Hari Singh ,veteran Congress leader Karan Singh has reportedly said he does not agree with a blanket condemnation of the government’s move on Jammu and Kashmir, pointing out what he called were its several positives.
Singh welcomed the union territory status for Ladakh and said political dialogue must continue in Kashmir to help resolve the issue.
In a statement issued , the Congress leader said he supported the abrogation of provisions of Article 35A as the issue of gender-discrimination needed to be addressed.
Dr Karan Singh, Congress leader&son of Maharaja Hari Singh, on abrogation of Article 370: Ladakh’s emergence as a Union Territory is to be welcomed…Gender discrimination in Article 35A needed to be addressed…My sole concern is to further welfare of all sections®ions of J&K pic.twitter.com/0w3ys484PC
— ANI (@ANI) August 8, 2019
He, however, said two main political parties of Jammu and Kashmir — the Peoples Democratic Party and National Conference — should not be termed ‘anti- national’.