The Congress marked the start of the Jammu and Kashmir leg of Rahul Gandhi’s ‘Bharat Jodo Yatra’ criticising the central authorities’s determination to revoke the particular standing of the previous state, calling it a “grave insult” to the individuals of the area.
The assertion was made by senior Congress chief Jairam Ramesh, who known as for the restoration of the statehood of Jammu and Kashmir, stating that it’s the least the BJP-led authorities on the centre might do to make amends.
“I believe Jammu and Kashmir should be restored full statehood on the earliest. That’s the very least we are able to do. What was finished on the fifth of August 2019 was a grave insult to the individuals of Jammu and Kashmir who’ve been with India for many years,” mentioned Mr Ramesh, who’s the Congress General Secretary in command of communications.
Mr Ramesh additionally identified that particular standing was not restricted to Jammu and Kashmir, as there are a number of states in India which take pleasure in particular standing beneath Article 371 of the Constitution.
Due to safety considerations, a good portion of the yatra in Jammu and Kashmir shall be accomplished by bus. The march started in September from the southern tip of the nation in Kanyakumari and has travelled about 3,400 km in 125 days.
“Because of the chilly, topography and safety concerns, a very good a part of the Jammu to Srinagar march shall be finished by bus. But a minimum of there shall be three days of padyatra from Anantnag to Srinagar in Kashmir,” mentioned Mr Ramesh.
The yatra is about to conclude with a mega rally in Srinagar, which is predicted to be attended by leaders from almost two dozen nationwide events. Mr Ramesh said that the yatra is geared toward “reimagining politics” and remodeling the general public picture of Rahul Gandhi.
“Congress has misplaced what it stood for, and it’s a main try by Rahul Gandhi to sharpen the ideological stance of the Congress,” Mr Ramesh mentioned.
With tight safety in place, Rahul Gandhi started the ultimate leg of his Bharat Jodo Yatra in Jammu and Kashmir. He was surrounded by a lot of safety forces as he walked within the rain and briefly placed on a jacket, a departure from his trademark t-shirt apparel throughout the yatra.
After coming into Jammu and Kashmir, Mr Gandhi said that it was his homecoming and that he wished to share the ache of the individuals.