Ambed­kar was op­posed to Ar­ti­cle 370: BJP

The Northlines - - STATE - NL COR­RE­SPON­DENT JAMMU TAWI, DEC 06

Dr. B. R. Ambed­kar was to­tally against the in­cor­po­ra­tion of Ar­ti­cle

370 in the In­dian Con­sti­tu­tion and he op­posed it tooth and nail. He did not favour grant of any spe­cial sta­tus to Jammu & Kash­mir. This was stated by BJP State Gen­eral Sec­re­tary (Org.) Ashok Kaul while pay­ing trib­utes to this leader on his death an­niver­sary in a pro­gramme held at party head­quar­ter, Jammu. Ashok Kaul said that even af­ter decades Dr. Ambed­kar re­mains one of the un­par­al­leled lead­ers of masses across the coun­try. He said that Baba Sa­heb grew up at the time of great strug­gle and his life in­ci­dences must in­spire us to face chal­lenges of life with pos­i­tive and la­bo­ri­ous at­ti­tude. He said that with end­less crav­ing and quest for knowl­edge, Ambed­kar was also op­posed to un­touch­a­bil­ity as he was of the view that one's caste should not be any pa­ram­e­ter to judge his or her ca­pa­bil­ity, in­tel­li­gence and zeal to serve the so­ci­ety.

"Had the then Prime Min­is­ter Jawa­har Lal Nehru agreed to the views of Dr. Ambed­kar on Ar­ti­cle 370 and not adopted rigid stand to ap­pease Sheikh Mohd. Ab­dul­lah, the po­lit­i­cal and so­cial sce­nario in the state would have been to­tally dif­fer­ent with no space for sep­a­ratist ten­den­cies", said Ashok Kaul.

Sim­i­larly, the other lead­ers also spoke on the life of Dr. B. R. Ambed­kar and also high­lighted the recog­ni­tion be­ing given to him dur­ing the BJP led gov­ern­ment at the Cen­tre. They said that he was an in­sti­tu­tion in him­self and the peo­ple should take in­spi­ra­tion to stand on own de­spite dif­fi­cul­ties and odds in life. Party lead­ers in­clud­ing Par­mod Ka­pahi, Brig. Anil Gupta, Bal­bir Ram Rat­tan, S. Varinder­jit Singh, San­jay Khanna, Suresh Sharma, Dr. Pardeep Ma­ho­tra, Er. Ghu­lam Ai Khatana, Kub­hushan Mo­htra, Dar­shan Singh, Adv. Hu­nar Gupta, Ba­jin­der Dutta and oth­ers were amongst the prom­i­nent BJP lead­ers who paid trib­utes to the great leader.

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