New Delhi: Union Home Minister, Amit Shah, has come down heavily against former Prime Minister, Jawaharlal Nehru, for his blunders while handling the Kashmir issue. Amit Shah said that Nehru’s decision to go to UN and call off the fight midway were mistakes.
The Home Minister said that Nehru went to the UN with charter 35 which was a conflict between two nations. Instead he should have approached the UN with charter 51 that would have put the case as a foreign nation trying to occupy Indian territory.
Amit Shah while speaking at an event by Indraprasth Vishwa Samvad Kendra, he said, “First of all, going to UN for Kashmir was a blunder. And secondly, the selection of the charter was wrong. Instead of choosing charter 35, the government should have opted for charter 51.”
He added, “Charter 35 made it a conflict between two nations, while charter 51 would have helped us put the case of a foreign nation occupying our land.”
He also asked those who oppose the government decision to abrogate Article 370 about those killed by terrorism in the Kashmir valley.
The Union Minister said, “At least 41,800 people have been killed by terrorism in Kashmir to date. I ask those people who raise questions of human rights… will you raise voice for the children and family of these 40,000 plus people who were killed?”
He also questioned the human rights organizations for their double standards and unrealistic accusations.
Amit Shah said, “For them, video clips of mobile phones is human rights violation but the killing of many people, army men, and security forces is not human rights violation.”
The Minister also reminded by saying, “Lakhs of Kashmiri Pandits are roaming around in the country are being thrown away from their homeland. Isn’t this human rights violation?”
Blunting the accusations of those saying that abrogation of Article 370 will lead to lose of Kashmiriyat or Kashmiriness, he said that the culture of Gujarat and West Bengal is still intact even though there is no article 370.