Shiv Sena, while reiterating its stand on the abrogation of Article 370 of the Constitution said that Kashmir will not be given to Muslims as a gift.
In an editorial mouthpiece of Saamna, Shiv Sena said that the population of Muslims in the valley is 68.35 percent while Hindus make up to 28.45 percent of the total strength in the state but this doesn’t mean Kashmir will be given to Muslims as a gift. He said that the Kashmiris are Indians too and the laws of the country must be extended to them and for this Article 370 must be abrogated.
Article 370 protects and grants special status to the sovereignty of the state and gives it the power to make a separate set of laws to be applied for its governance. Shiv Sena also praises Union Home Minister Amit Shah for taking up the issue of delimitation of constituencies in Jammu and Kashmir.
On June 4, Shah held a high-level meeting with Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satyapal Malik, Intelligence Bureau Director Rajiv Jain and Ministry of Home Affairs to discuss the long-pending issue of delimitation of constituencies.
The high-level meeting held by Amit Shah stated that politics in the state has so far been played in the pressure to keep the Muslim population happy. The delimitation is opposed so that no Hindu Chief Minister is ever elected.