Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)'s vice-president Baijayant Jay Panda and his counterpart from the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M), Sitaram Yechury are set to debate on the recent developments in Kashmir at the renowned Oxford Union, reports Hindu Businessline.
The debate which has been titled, "The Crisis In Kashmir: Should Special Status Have Been Revoked?" will witness Panda defending the decision of the Indian Parliament to de-operationalise the contentious Article 370 of the Indian Constitution.
Meanwhile, Yechury will be countering the narrative and arguments presented by Panda. He will make an attempt to justify that the actions taken against the Article 370 by the Indian Parliament were unconstitutional and that the special status to the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) was a permanent one and not a temporary one.
The Union has meanwhile stated that the debate will try to analyse whether the action is a misunderstood step towards greater national unity and prosperity or an alarming act of authoritarian overreach.
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