Better to maintain silence on the situation of Jammu and Kashmir: Karan Singh

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  • The son of Maharaja Hari Singh and Congress leader, Karan Singh prefers to maintain silence on the situation of Jammu and Kashmir.
  • He, while addressing the session at MIT world Peace University said that the state had been established by his ancestors and also stated that the Instrument of accession was signed in his presence.
  • He also raised his voice against the prevalence of violence in the name of religion.

Veteran Congress leader and son of the last ruler of Kashmir- Maharaja Hari Singh, Karan Singh has said he prefers to maintain silence on the condition of Jammu and Kashmir. The emperor had signed the instrument of accession in 1947.

“I will not say anything on Jammu and Kashmir. At this juncture, it is better to stay silent,” said Singh when asked about the prevailing conditions in the state after the abrogation of article 370 in August.

Singh was speaking on the inaugural session of the 5th World Parliament of Science, Religion, and Philosophy, organized by MIT World Peace University. Singh has also been one of the towering voices in the state. The province, in his words, was established by his ancestors. The Instrument of accession had also been signed in his presence.

Talking about the growing atrocities in the country in name of religion, he said,” The tragic part is terrorism is being spread in the name of religion. We are living in an age of turmoil, where the past is evading and there is umpteen number of questions regarding our future that is left to be answered.

On the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the father of our nation-Mahatma Gandhi, he said that he fondly remembers his meeting with the stalwart, who had once visited the residence of his father Maharaja Hari Singh in Srinagar.

This is not the first time that the politician has raised his voice against the violence in the name of religion. Last month, at the launch of veteran politician Shashi Tharoor’s new book, he said that forcing people to chant Jai Shri Ram was an insult to Hinduism. Referring to the mob lynching incident in which a Muslim man named Tabrez Ansari was brutally beaten by some Hindu workers for not chanting Jai Shri Ram. He further stated that he is also a Raghuvanshi, Shri Ram was a compassionate deity. Hinduism embraces humanity, builds bridges and does not wage wars.

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