Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday hit out at the government over its decision to revoke Article 370 that gave Jammu and Kashmir special status and said the abuse of executive power has grave implications for national security.
"National integration isn't furthered by unilaterally tearing apart J&K, imprisoning elected representatives and violating our Constitution. This nation is made by its people, not plots of land.
"This abuse of executive power has grave implications for our national security," Gandhi tweeted.
In another tweet Rahul Gandhi also slammed the government for arbitrary arrests of mainstream politicians of Kashmir like Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti.
“Kashmir’s mainstream political leaders have been jailed at secret locations. This is unconstitutional and undemocratic. It’s also short sighted and foolish because it will allow terrorists to fill the leadership vacuum created by GOI. The imprisoned leaders must be released”, he said in the tweet.
His remarks came a day after President Ram Nath Kovind revoked the provisions of Article 370 of the Constitution that gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir.