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No earlier govts dare to arrest Yasin Malik: Amit Shah

THE ASIAN AGE. | RABINDRA NATH CHOUDHURY
Published : May 3, 2019, 5:37 am IST
Updated : May 3, 2019, 7:53 am IST

While the Congress vows to scrape sedition law, the BJP promises to do away with Article 370, he said.

BJP president Amit Shah
 BJP president Amit Shah

Bhopal: BJP president Amit Shah on Thursday said that no earlier governments dared to arrest Jammu and Kashmir separatist leader Yasin Malik.

“It is the Narendra Modi government at the Centre which arrested J&K separatist leader Yasin Malik and put him behind bars,” Mr Shah said while addressing an election rally in Manas under Madhya Pradesh’s Neemuch district.

No earlier governments had dared to arrest him, he said and added that the Congress hardly took any action against separatist leaders in the Valley when it was in power at the Centre.

He said the declaration by the Congress to repeal sedition law would give boost to terrorists and anti-India elements in the country.

“While the Congress vows to scrape sedition law, the BJP promises to do away with Article 370,” he said.

Accusing the Congress of being soft towards Pakistan, he said the Modi government at the Centre never compromised on the issue of security of the country and chose to give a befitting reply to Pakistan.

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