On Wednesday, Subramanian Swamy, a politician belonging to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) expressed his opinion regarding the Articles 35A and 370 of the constitution. He said that these laws are temporary and can be dismissed by voting against them.
He released his statement a a reply to the statement made by the National Conference leader Farooq Abdullah. Abdullah had asserted that any alterations or amendments regarding the he special status of Jammu and Kashmir would neither be accepted nor be encouraged.
In his address, Swamy asserted, "He (Farooq Abdullah) is nobody to say that at all. These are all temporary laws. It's there in the Constitution. Article 370, for example, is stated to be a temporary provision which can be removed without a vote from the parliament. So he can go on saying and look foolish when it is removed. Also, he can't do anything and he has no support from the public.”
Although, D. Raja, the leader of the Communist Party of India (CPI) has suggested that there should not be any attempts made to play or make any sort of changes with Article 35 (A).
Abdullah also added, "Farooq Abdullah is a very senior leader of the country, he knows the problem of Jammu and Kashmir better than anyone else and there is a view that Article 370 has not been properly safeguarded. Now that there are apprehensions or questions raised with regards to Article 35A, that is where Farooq Abdullah has come out openly saying there should not be any attempt to tamper with the article.”