BJP criticises Omar for attacking party over Article 35A

BJP criticises Omar for attacking party over Article 35A

Jammu: BJP on Saturday said that former chief Minister Omar Abdullah’s “boasting” of his party’s defense of the Article 35A, when in power, did not match his party’s position on various issues, including “AFSPA and greater autonomy”. BJP State Spokesperson Virender Gupta said that in response to Omar’s statement that National Conference won’t have allowed […]

Hue and cry over 35A by pro-India parties only to cling to power: Geelani

Hue and cry over 35A by pro-India parties only to cling to power: Geelani

SRINAGAR: Accusing pro-India parties in Kashmir of playing a “dubious role” in the people’s agitation against attempts to abrogate Article 35A of the Indian Constitution, Hurriyat (G) chairperson Syed Ali Geelani on Wednesday said that these very political parties were “responsible” for the grim situation in the state. “Their hue and cry was just a […]

Gaining faith of people of Kashmir paramount: Rajnath

Gaining faith of people of Kashmir paramount: Rajnath

Jammu: The government is trying to regain the faith of people of Kashmir, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Tuesday and sought support of all political parties and stakeholders to resolve the problems of the state. Singh, on the last of his four-day tour of the state, said the security situation in Kashmir is […]

HM’s statements give rise to cautious optimism

HM’s statements give rise to cautious optimism

Srinagar: The recent two-day visit of Home Minister Rajnath Singh to Kashmir apparently signals a softening of the position of Government of India (GO) with respect to talks with the Hurriyat and on the issue of Article 35A. Until Rajnath’s statement on Monday, the GOI had given no assurances to the J&K government that it […]

West Pakistan Refugees challenge Article 35A in SC

West Pakistan Refugees challenge Article 35A in SC

Members of the community of West Pakistan Refugees in J&K have moved the Supreme Court to challenge Article 35A of the Indian Constitution, which grants power to the J&K legislature to determine the state’s “permanent residents”. Their petition says that there are about 3 lakh refugees from West Pakistan in Jammu and Kashmir who have been denied state citizenship rights given under Article 35A.

New Delhi ambiguous over Kashmir’s special status: NC

New Delhi ambiguous over Kashmir’s special status: NC

Omar registers concern during meeting with Rajnath Singh over GoI’s ambiguity in defending Article 35A in Supreme Court Srinagar: A delegation of the opposition National Conference, led by former chief minister Omar Abdullah, on Sunday conveyed to the Indian Home Minister, Rajnath Singh, the party’s concern over the New Delhi’s ambiguity in defending Jammu and […]

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