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Article 370 in J&K is temporary, says RSS's Indresh Kumar

Press Trust of India  |  Jaipur 

The status of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir is "temporary", leader said today as he stressed that the occupation of Indian land by and was unconstitutional.

was suffering from Pakistan's sponsored and secessionism and over 66,000 people had lost their lives since 1972 due to this, he said.

According to a statement issued here, the senior leader said that Article 370 in was "temporary". He was in the city today to attend 'Yuva Sansad 2018'.

"Terrorist activities have reduced due to the policies of and separatist leaders are in jails. Efforts to bring youths in to the mainstream are yielding positive results," he claimed.

On the in Ayodhya issue, he said that even Muslims did not want a mosque to be built at the site as there are rules for construction of mosques.

The leader, who has often made controversial remarks in the past, claimed the occupation of land by Shias and Sunnis was immoral.

Muslims in Ayodhya concede that occupying the land was a mistake by their ancestors and there was no need to have a mosque in the name of Babar, the statement said.

Kumar claimed that had to bow down to under diplomatic pressure on the Doklam issue. He said that war with was not a solution to the problem.

He also said that the occupation by China and of Indian territory was unconstitutional.

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First Published: Thu, January 11 2018. 22:30 IST