Must inculcate sense among Kashmiris that they belong to India, says Bhagwat
The Indian Express Delhi|October 17, 2021
Article 370 wasn't a danger per se, but what engendered it was real danger: RSS chief
VIVEK DESHPANDE

RASHTRIYA Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) sarsangh chalak Mohan Bhagwat on Saturday said the repeal of Article 370 has removed obstacles in the “integration" of Jammu and Kashmir with India, but only the inculcation of a sense of belonging in the minds of the people will lead to real integration.

Speaking at a book release function in Nagpur on Saturday, Bhagwat said, "The present government took the bold step to repeal Articles 370 and 35(A), which nobody had thought would be possible. And this was done by Parliamentary debates and procedure. People are also experiencing benefits of development reaching them. But there are still a large number of people there, particularly in Kashmir valley, who feel that independence (from India is more desirable. So, efforts will have to be made to integrate them with the rest of the country, like all parts of the body are integrated with each other."

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