Opinion: D. C. Nath (President, Patriot’s Forum) – Time To Bury Art. 370​

DC Nath SmallPresident of Patriots Forum, D.C. Nath was superannuated in January, 1995, as the Special Director, Intelligence Bureau, D.C. Nath (IPS-1960) was associated with the International Institute of Security and Safety Management (IISSM), headquartered in New Delhi, for over 14 years, first as the Executive President & CEO and then as the President & Director General, between February, 1997 and March, 2011. The author of a highly acclaimed book, Intelligence Imperatives for India, Mr. Nath earned high plaudits from all around for two of his very significant presentations on: “Revisiting the Future of India” (2005, London) and “Lessons from India for the War On Terrorism” (2007, USA). He is the only one in the field, combining the experiences of a police officer with specialization in intelligence and strategic analysis and an industrial security expert par excellence. More Bio on D. C. Nath…


November 4, 2014

Dear Friends,


Subject: Time To Bury Art. 370


We have had occasions to share with you a good number of learned presentations on this subject, the last one carrying the views expressed in conversation by the scholar politician Shri Karan Singh.

Today, we bring to you what another great senior army officer and a great thinker and scholar as well Shri S K Sinha says on the subject (the report appearing in the edit page of “The Asian Age” of November 3, 2014, and attached).

First, he says: “Today the secular brigade, through its policy of appeasement for vote-bank considerations, has made Article 370 a national issue of grave concern for all Indian Muslims.”

The solution Gen Sinha suggests is simple but appears practicable. As he expressed:


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If at any stage now or later the BJP attains its 44-plus target in the Assembly, Article 370 could be given a fitting burial by a suitable resolution passed by the state Assembly. This could happen in 2014-15 or after the next Assembly elections in the state, when the BJP has established its credentials in the Valley through good governance. That would be the best way of throwing Article 370 into the dustbin of history.

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Friends, different scholars have different views on this, as we have shared with you in the recent past. The suggestion of Gen. Sinha appears eminently practicable in case the current ruling dispensation at the Centre can muster majority in the State in another few days’ time.



Your sevak,

D.C. Nath

(Former Spl. Director, IB)

(President, Patriots’ Forum)

Source: Patriot Forum

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