Srinagar: Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Monday hailed Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh’s remark on Article 35-A and urged the Centre to file a counter affidavit in the Supreme Court in the connection.
Taking to Twitter Omar Abdullah said, “This is a very important statement from the Union Home Minister. His assurance will go a long way towards silencing the noises against 35-A.”
Omar further urged the Union government must now file a “counter affidavit” in the Supreme Court to defend 35-A.
“That is the way to carry this assurance forward,” he tweeted.
Earlier in the day, talking about Article 35A, Home Minister Rajnath Singh had said that the government will never take any step, which will hurt the sentiments of the people of Jammu and Kashmir.