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Art 35-A untouchable, tinkering with it not in national interest, hope SC will take care of it: Aiyar

'Dialogue with Hurriyat, Pakistan must for peace'

Srinagar, Aug 25 (KNS): Former Union Minister and Senior Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar on Saturday said that no one should touch article 35A as doing so is against the national interest and hoped that Supreme Court of India will deliver a judgment in favour of the Article 35-A.
Talking to Kashmir News Service (KNS) on the sidelines of a round table conference titled ''Discussion on Jammu and Kashmir and Indo-Pak relations' held under the aegis of 'Centre For Peace and Progress' Aiyar when asked about the legal challenge to the validity of Article 35-A said' no one should even think of touching article 35-A, it should not be touched at all as it is against national interest and I hope Supreme Court will deliver a judgment in favour of Article 35-A."
Saying that Article 35-A is part of Indian constitution Aiyar said right thinking people don't even think about touching article 35-A.
On dialogue for durable peace in Jammu and Kashmir Aiyar said "dialogue with both Hurriyat Conference and Pakistan is must. You have to hear what Hurriyat and Pakistan says about resolution of Kashmir issue. In Tamil Nadu a dravidian movement was launch in 1947 and continued till 1962 when the issue was resolved through talks and today Tamil Nadu is integral part of India." He said talks have been held in the past and will be held future till the issue is resolved for restoration of peace in the state. (KNS)