Mehbooba Mufti likely to meet PM Modi over Article 35A

Addressing a roundtable conference on Article 35A in Srinagar, senior lawyer, Zafar Shah said that the writ petition against Article 35A filed by an NGO "We the Citizens" is a sponsored petition and the Indian government and its puppet regime in the territory are also a party to the case.

Life across the Kashmir Valley was on Saturday adversely affected due to a shutdown called against the judicial scrutiny of Article 35A that gives irrevocable finality to the special rights to state subjects in Jammu Kashmir state.

Political scientist, Prof Gull Wani, said in the present day society, there are very few democratic voices in India to speak for Kashmiris as there has been a change of character across India. "Constitution of India and Constitution of Jammu and Kashmir govern our living and existence but we have been vested with certain rights and we will protect those rights".

The NC Additional General Secretary, Government of India (GoI) had been dealing with Kashmir with a military might and indulging in killings of innocent Kashmir and the latest assault on Article 35-A was in continuation of its anti-Kashmir policy.

The J&K CM, while addressing reporters following the meet, said preservation of the Articles 370 and 35A is essential to maintain the faith of Kashmiris in the Indian political system. Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti said that there is an improvement in the situation in Jammu and Kashmir.

Chief minister Mehbooba Mufti on Friday claimed that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had assured her that there would be no fiddling with the special status of the state.

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She said that Prime Minister 's approach was constructive.

The provision prohibits all Indians - except people from Jammu and Kashmir - from purchasing immovable property in the state, getting government jobs and availing state-sponsored scholarships.

The Kashmir officials say that most of the buses will stay off road special government buses but some private buses and other vehicles will be available to the public. After the Constitution of India came into force in 1950, Part II of the Constitution dealing with citizenship was not made applicable to Jammu and Kashmir and parliament had no power to make laws for the state on citizenship.

Those who want the abrogation of the Presidential order of 1954 can't see the wood for the trees.

In occupied Kashmir, amid growing clamor against India's plans to abrogate Article 35A of Indian Constitution, Kashmir's civil society members passed a resolution to oppose the move tooth and nail.

The Centre would explain to the Supreme Court the legal aspects of Article 35A. She added that PM Modi "gave 100% assurance on the agenda of alliance".

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