Strong support for 35A in Jammu, Ladakh as well

Strong support for 35A in Jammu, Ladakh as well

Srinagar: Several community leaders in the Jammu region, including Hindus and Sikhs, have said they are against the scrapping of Article 35A. They and most of the Muslim community leaders in Jammu said they were with the people of Kashmir in their fight against the RSS-BJP’s efforts to undermine the state’s special status. Gujjar civil […]

Four ministers going to Delhi today to seek support for 35A

Four ministers going to Delhi today to seek support for 35A

Srinagar: The Mehbooba Mufti government is likely to send four of its ministers to New Delhi on Friday to shore support for the protection of Article 35A. The team of ministers is also expected to hold discussions with legal experts to counter the petition that has challenged the Article in the Supreme Court. “The four […]

Former law secretaries, NC considering legal moves

Former law secretaries, NC considering legal moves

SRINAGAR: The National Conference (NC) and a group of former Jammu and Kashmir Law Secretaries, both in their individual capacities, are exploring the options of going to the Supreme Court against the petition that has asked for the scrapping of Article 35A. NC general secretary and former state law minister Ali Mohammad Sagar told Kashmir […]

Modi’s statement on Kashmir very good: Yashwant Sinha

Modi’s statement on Kashmir very good: Yashwant Sinha

Srinagar: Senior BJP leader Yashwant Sinha has termed the recent statement of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Kashmir as a positive step towards dialogue. “We presented a report to the Union government in which we said that dialogue was the only way forward to solve Kashmir,” Sinha, who arrived in Srinagar as part of a […]

Mehbooba makes another appeal for India-Kashmir bonding

Mehbooba makes another appeal for India-Kashmir bonding

Says Supreme Court will strike down petition against 35A, that Kashmiris need to shun guns and return to legacy of brotherhood Srinagar: Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti said on Tuesday that she had full faith in the “institutions of justice” and that the Supreme Court would strike down the petition challenging Artilce 35A, as it had […]

Kargil councillor rallies behind Article 35A

Kargil councillor rallies behind Article 35A

SAJJAD HUSSAIN Kargil: Chairman and Chief Executive Councillor from Kargil of the Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council (LAHDC), Kacho Ahmad Ali Khan on Tuesday called for the protection of Article 35A and Article 370 of the Indian Constitution. “As we heard about the news of the abrogation of Article 35A, I must say we must […]

Modi’s calls for ‘embracing all Kashmiris’

Modi’s calls for ‘embracing all Kashmiris’

‘Entire country with the people of J&K; communalism a poison; chalta hai attitude needs to change to badal sakta hai’ New Delhi: Speaking from the ramparts of the Red Fort on India’s Independence Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that neither bullets nor abuses will help resolve the problem of Kashmir, but “embracing” Kashmiris will. […]

35A a hurdle to outsiders eyeing land, pleasure in Kashmir

35A a hurdle to outsiders eyeing land, pleasure in Kashmir

SRINAGAR: There are at least seven states in India where the rights to own land belong only to their “permanent residents”, Jammu and Kashmir being only one of them. Syed Tassadq Hussain, senior advocate at JK High Court and an expert on constitution and international law, told Kashmir Reader that the legal and political moves […]

NC launches campaign to protect Article 35 A

NC launches campaign to protect Article 35 A

What happened to all the assurances we were told about: Omar to Mehbooba Srinagar: Intensifying its agitation, the National Conference (NC) on Monday kick-started a campaign against the move to repeal Article 35 A, which secures special citizenship to the people of Jammu and Kashmir. Addressing the convention at Nawa-e-Subha in Srinagar, NC working president […]