Article 370 buried; Internet Snapper Saved Lives: Foreign Minister

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar came out with guns saying that Section 370 was a temporary constitutional provision which has been put to rest and breaking the internet during law and order situations saves people lives.

Jaishankar, who is in the United States, discussed the full range of issues related to Section 370, the situation in Jammu and Kashmir and others.

“What was a temporary provision of the constitution has finally been put to rest. It was supposed to be an act of coming of age. Now tell me what was happening in Kashmir, wasn’t that majoritarianism? I think the way the facts are skewed. What is good and what is bad is debated. It’s politics at work,” he said.

He didn’t mince words when he attacked people who criticized the breakdown of internet services. “The great song and dance about the internet shutdown… if you’ve reached a stage where you’re saying an internet shutdown is more dangerous than the loss of life, then what can I say?” He asked.

Jaishankar held a flurry of meetings in the United States. He shared visuals of his meeting with US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin on Twitter.

“Defence and security cooperation is an essential pillar of the contemporary partnership between India and the United States. We noted the steady progress in policy exchange, interoperability, defense trade, service exercises, and military-industrial cooperation. (sic),” he tweeted.

On the US-Pakistan relationship, he said: Quite frankly, it’s a relationship that ended up neither serving Pakistan well nor serving American interests. So it is up to the United States to consider the merits of this relationship…”