Chennai: Former home minister and senior Congress leader P Chidambaram slammed BJP for abolishing Article 370 saying that the people who don’t know the 72 years of history did it (abolishing Article 370) with muscle power. “Jammu Kashmir is a part of India. There is no doubt. If there is a doubt, it’s for BJP only. The people who don’t know the 72 years of history, have done it (370) with muscle power,” he said while speaking here. Also Read – Enforcement Directorate summons Karnataka Congress leader D.K. Shivakumar Advertise With Us The Congress leader said that several sections of Article 371 of the constitution also gave special powers to several states. “If there was a Hindu majority in Kashmir, the BJP wouldn’t have touched (article 370). Because of the Islamic majority, the BJP did it,” he said here. “I say it’s true there were thousands of people gathered against the abolition of 370… tear gas…shooting. All of that is true,” he said. Also Read – Fresh restrictions imposed in Kashmir Valley Advertise With Us He questioned if people of Tamil Nadu will remain silent if the state is changed into Union Territory. “Will Tamil Nadu people be silent if Tamil Nadu State is changed into Union Territory?” he asked. The former Home Minister said he was hurt when seven parties from various states supported the scrapping of Article 370. “I was more hurt that seven parties supported it. TMC walked out. She speaks powerfully, but here walkout happened,” he said.
WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Tired of seeing arguments over confederate statues? One army veteran has an idea he hopes will catch on and make both sides happy.There is controversy over confederate statues across the state and nation as many demand they come down. It’s enough to make one New Hanover County veteran upset at the way people have been fighting with one another.- Advertisement – “Seeing the extremist on both sides arguing and fighting and these battles going on over these things out in public like I said it’s heartbreaking,” David Deserres said.A former US Army Infantry Sergeant, Deserres has sparked an idea that he hopes others will agree with.“Well it’s a very complex problem but I have a very very simple solution,” he said.Related Article: Board taking more time to decide on UNC’s Silent SamHe wants to find a common ground.“Some people want it some people don’t, alright well let’s make everybody happy,” he said. “Instead of tearing the statues down what we can do is relocate them to a safe place.”A place like a cemetery where people can visit them if they want.“These statues could be replaced with brand new statues that would commemorate and honor the fallen heroes in the wars of Afghanistan and Iraq,” he added.Deserres plans to continue reaching out to state and local leaders to see what they think of his idea.We spoke to Wilmington City councilman Kevin O’Grady and he says conversations about the statues need to happen. He believes the decisions about the removal or non-removal of statues should be at the local level.