Complete shutdown being observed in occupied Kashmir against anti-Kashmir constitutional amendment

Why Kashmiri Pandits Are Refusing To Return To Their Jobs In Valley

While speaking about Article 35 (A) he said, "It is a constitutional matter". CM Mehbooba has also met the leaders of all the political parties in Kashmir so that she is not "outwitted" by her ally BJP. Under Article 35A, state laws bar non-residents from purchasing land in the state. The NC's provincial president claimed that "Jammu Dogras would be the main sufferers if Article 35A is scrapped". The Constitution of Jammu and Kashmir, which was framed in 1956 retained the definitions of Permanent Residents in the 1927 and 1932 notifications.

He said the defense of the attorney general and the state in the Supreme Court on the issue was "weak" to pave the way for abrogation of the constitutional provision.

The separatist said that the strike is also against the IN force who are continuously killing the innocent Kashmiris. 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.

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.

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"If 35 (A) is repealed then the Article 370 will also be weakened", said Rana. Fearing that her party might face political erosion if the BJP pulls out of the alliance with PDP, she met National Conference patron Farooq Abdullah and his son Omar Abdullah, former CM of J&K, at their Gupkar residence and sought their support for defending Article 35 (A).

The Chief Minister told that she spoke to the Prime Minister, the situation is normalizing but the people think that our identity can be in danger, so the message that "Jammu and Kashmir is the crown of India" should be reiterated. The Article defines exclusive rights of locals in J&K over jobs, immovable property and scholarships. 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.

Mehbooba flew to the national capital earlier in the day to meet PM Modi, amid the ongoing debate over the constitutional validity of Articles 370 and 35A, which detractors attribute to the "growing separatist psyche" in the Valley.

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