Article 370: The consensus theory
One of the perspectives regarding scrapping of article 370 is, government should’ve made a consensus and then abolished it. It’s disrespecting power of people and local leaders, and purely the slaughter of democratic principles. It will of course be the base of future debates and the reasons to scrap the the J&K reconstruction Bill.
If we look in past, the division of India-the two nations theory, it was not made with consensus, rather it was a decision by handful of people! Selection of 1st PM of India was also not a majority decision. UN intervention for Kashmir by 1st PM of India was again not a majority decision! Article 370 was also not a result of some plebiscite or consensus.
The locals of J&K were killed and forcibly removed slowly and slowly, during the period of 1947-1990, followed by the mass exodus in 1990s. So, when we talk about plebiscite, we want to take the views of whom? The people who were responsible of killing and exodus of KPs, not to forget that the major reason behind 1990s manslaughter was to make Kashmir a “particular community” state, so when the time comes, it can be merged with Pakistan citing “consensus”.
When constitution was made by constituent assembly in 1940s-50s, to grant power to “people chosen or elected” Union Government granting rights to be the caretaker of state subjects in case of non-functioning legislative assembly, it was not unconstitutional! How can the same be the oppposite now? Isn’t this disrespecting Baba Saheb Ambedkar?
These are some questions that people asking for plebiscite or consensus must answer. Meanwhile we must be ready for any kind of mishappening by miscreants,both internal and external.