Modi to stay with coalition agenda, article 35(A) stays: Mehbooba

Cheryl Sanders
August 13, 2017

She said Idea of India has to accommodate idea of Jammu & Kashmir.

The memorandum passed by the civil society states that the organization will establish contacts with civil society groups across India and apprise them about the inherent grave dangers and consequences of the proposed abrogation of Article 35A by New Delhi.

Srinagar (J and K), Aug 12 (ANI): Separatists called for a shutdown in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday to protest against any "attempts" to abrogate against the Article -35A of the Constitution, which bars outsiders from owning property in Jammu and Kashmir - being challenged in the Supreme Court. Incidentally, RSS-supported think tank Jammu Kashmir Study Circle (JKSC) is one of the petitioners against the controversial article. - Notwithstanding anything contained in this Constitution, no existing law in force in the State of Jammu and Kashmir, and no law hereafter enacted by the Legislature of the State shall be void on the ground that it is inconsistent with or takes away or abridges any rights conferred on the other citizens of India by any provision of this part.

Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti has sought PM Modi's intervention to avoid the crisis. Article 35A was not introduced in isolation.

The Article was added to the Indian Constitution (Mentioned in Appendix II) through a Presidential Order -The Constitution (Application to Jammu and Kashmir) Order, 1954.

Since the BJP has miserably failed in seeking constitutional amendment, Wani said that the ruling party was now using Indian judiciary as a tool to scrap article 35 A of the Indian constitution, which grants protection to state subject laws that had already been defined under the Maharaja's rule and notified in 1927 and 1932, Wani underlined.

Complete shutdown orders have been given by the Hurriyat Conference and the Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front. Hence, If the apex court rules that Art 35A is in violation of the Constitution, such a judgment will have to be made applicable to all the Constitutional Application Orders from 1950 till date. Any decision by the Supreme Court will have far-reaching consequences.

Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti and Prime Minister had a meeting to discuss the issue (Article 35-A), he said.

Abdullah had told her that she should meet the prime minister, all important central ministers and also the BJP leadership to convince the Sangh Parivar against striking down the constitutional provision.

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