Srinagar: Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) state spokesman Altaf Thakur on Friday said that Article 35 A has been resulting in the major gender discrimination in the state as women empowerment continues to remain struck in this article.
In a statement issued here, Thakur said that the woman who marries outside the state, should have an equal right to buy land in her birth place and settle down with her husband, but article 35-A bars her to do so which is a big gender discrimination and injustice.
“Those beating their chest over 35-A are actually playing politics over the issue as some people have now made it as a religious issue,” Thakur said. “Every citizen of the state has a right to approach court if he/she feels discriminated.”
Lashing out at the separatists for playing politics over 35 A, the BJP state spokesman said that one hand separatists demand Azadi from India but at the same time they show their belief in the Indian constitution by demanding Article 35 A and Article 370 should Stay. Thakur also took a dig at the mainstream parties including National Conference, Congress and PDP, and said they are playing vote bank politics over the issue.