Published: Sun, August 13, 2017
Global News | By Stacy Ballard

Article 35A: J&K CM Mehbooba Mufti meets PM Modi

Article 35A: J&K CM Mehbooba Mufti meets PM Modi

Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti has already raised the bar after she met with the Prime Minister and sought his intervention to avoid the crisis.

The poll panel had earlier planned to conduct the by-poll on April 12, but had subsequently postponed it to May 25, citing similar problems in the Kashmir Valley.

"No statement has come from either the central or the state government".

While speaking about Article 35 (A) he said, "It is a constitutional matter". Following this agreement, the term "state subject" was replaced by "Permanent Residents", and the President of India in consultation with the state government issued the constitution order of 1954 and Article 35A was incorporated.

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Shops and other businesses and educational institutions remained closed and public transport stayed off the roads in Kashmir Valley and parts of Kishtwar and Doda districts of Jammu. It has been a long standing demand of the BJP that the Article be removed. "This has yet again exposed Ms Mufti and her party", said NC general secretary Ali Muhammad Sagar.

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.

The NC said the BJP is using the people of Hindu-majority Jammu region of the state as a pawn in its national politics.

"Mehbooba initially showed reluctance in taking over as the CM saying she first wanted New Delhi to implement AoA by returning at least two power projects back to the State", he said.

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It has been 70 years since Article 370 was imposed on J&K. Speaker Kavinder Gupta who calls himself a proud RSS man was quick to constitute a panel on the violation of special status provisions and senior officers of the Geology and Mining Department were suspended.

"Supreme Court will not acknowledge the assurance of the Supreme Court". Rasheed has accused "her of being apologetic, untruthful and unrealistic during her meeting with PM Narinder Modi". He said "By calling J&K India's crown Mehbooba has been very unfair to the people of state and also to the historical facts and has insulted the huge sacrifices offered by people of J&K for right to self-determination".

Before reaching out to PM Modi, Mehbooba held talks with Farooq Abdullah, the president of J&K's prime opposition party - National Conference.

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