Soz said his stand was clear that Article 370 can neither be amended nor abrogated by any authority unless the people of the state themselves want it.
"No power on earth can abrogate Article 370," he added. Article 370 is a bridge between the state and the Centre and the only mechanism through which central laws get extended to the state. If this bridge is removed it will be a piquant situation for the state. It is an integral part of the Constitution of India and no body can change it, he said.
On the dismal performance of Congress in J&K in the recently concluded Lok Sabha elections, he said we have learnt a lesson and wisdom is that we wouldn't repeat our mistakes. When asked if Congress will form alliance with its ruling coalition partner National Conference for forthcoming Assembly elections, he said it was too early to comment on the issue.