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BJP for early abrogation of Articles 370, 35A of the Constitution: Ravinder Raina

Raina said his party will work for defreezing of the eight assembly seats reserved for refugees from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) and revoking of the cumbersome M-Form exercise for Kashmiri migrant pandits before the next assembly polls.

Farooq Abdullah: Modi cannot remove Article 370, 35-A from J&K

Farooq Abdullah said the prime minister should make efforts to unite the people of the country instead of dividing them.


J&K's relation with India will end if terms and conditions of its accession altered: Mehbooba Mufti

The former chief minister was responding to BJP president Amit Shah's assertion that Article 35A, which guarantees special status to Jammu and Kashmir in terms of residency rights, will be repealed by 2020.

Erode Article 370, rethink J&K link to Union: Former CM Mehbooba Mufti 

Day earlier, Omar had said J&K is part of India ‘based on this special status’

An own goal

A controversy over Article 35 A, stoked ahead of polls, would only boomerang on the Centre, deepen turmoil in the Valley .

Understanding Articles 370, 35A

A recent central ordinance, which extends reservation to SCs and STs in J&K, throws the spotlight on Article 35A, as well as Article 370 from which it derives. While regional political leaders have warned against dilution of Article 35A, petitions challenging it are due to come up in SC. What are these two provisions?


Hizbul Mujahideen Valley chief warns of decisive battle if govt tinkers with Article 35A

He has asked J&K Police to “not become a hindrance in peoples’ movement” if the special status of the state is fiddled with.

Valley shutdown over arrests, Article 35A

In Srinagar city and other parts of the Valley, all roads wore a deserted look, and shops remained shut. There was additional deployment of security personnel on the roads. A police official said restrictions were imposed in parts of old city in Srinagar.

Final phase of voting in J&K urban civic body polls underway; No contest in six municipalities

Regional parties like the National Conference, along with PDP and CPI(M), have boycotted the polls due to the legal challenge to Article 35A of the Constitution in the Supreme Court that guarantees special privileges to permanent residents of Jammu and Kashmir.

PDP, National Conference should join hands to defend 35A, says ex-finance minister

“If we can join hands with the BJP, why not NC? Lalu (Prasad) and Nitish (Kumar) came together, so did Mayawati and Akhilesh. Why can’t we?” said Altaf Bukhari.