Don’t agree with blanket condemnation of govt’s Jammu and Kashmir move: Karan Singh

Veteran Congress leader Karan Singh on Thursday said he does not agree with a blanket condemnation of the governments move on Jammu and Kashmir, pointing out what he called were its several positives. Singh, son of former JK ruler Maharaja Hari Singh, welcomed the union territory status for Ladakh and said political dialogue must continue in Kashmir to help resolve the issue. In a statement issues here, the Congress leader said he supported the abrogation of provisions of Article 35A as the issue of gender-discrimination needed to be addressed. He, however, said two main political parties of Jammu and Kashmir – the Peoples Democratic Party and National Conference – should not be termed anti-national.