Manmohan Singh Breaks Silence On Article 370, Says Voices From Jammu And Kashmir Must Be Heard
Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Tuesday said Narendra Modi government's decision to revoke Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir isn't to the liking of many Indians and that Kashmiri voices must be heard for the idea of India to prevail.
India is passing through a "deep crisis" and it needs cooperation of like-minded people, said the former prime minister.
"Its outcome is not to the liking of many people of our country. It is important that the voice of all these people be heard. It is only by raising our voice that we can ensure that in the long run, the Idea of India, which is very sacred to us, will prevail," said Singh.
These were Singh’s first comments on the revocation of Article 370, which granted administrative autonomy to J&K. The state continues to remain under a heavy blanket of security forces with most communication services still shut down.