Article 370 can be brought back; we might need to wait for 200 years

Farooq Abdullah daydreams

Farooq Abdullah, the former Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir

New Delhi – Farooq Abdullah, the former Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir, said that the Supreme Court judgment backing the Centre may not be the final on Article 370.

“We respect the order. But it was the same Supreme Court, its three judges, which had held Article 370 as permanent. Does it still stand ? Who knows what future holds ? We will go to Court again someday. Then we will see what it decides,” Abdullah told NDTV in an exclusive interview.

“It took 70 years to pull down Article 370. Who knows it may come back in another 200 years,” he added.

He was answering questions by a news channel about his reaction of the recent validation by the Supreme Court that the Government’s decision of removing article 370 was constitutional.

Editorial Perspective

Please note that Farooq Abdullah who says ‘Article 370 can be reinstated’ is silent about bringing back Kashmiri Hindus who were driven out of Kashmir by Jihadi Muslims.