SC to take ‘in-chamber’ decision on plea challenging 35-A

SC to take ‘in-chamber’ decision on plea challenging 35-A

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday said it would take an “inchamber” decision on listing of a petition challenging the constitutional validity of Article 35-A, which provides special rights and privileges to permanent residents of Jammu and Kashmir. Advocate Bimal Roy had mentioned the matter before the bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi […]

Mehbooba takes up defence of Jammu Muslims against ‘fanatic elements’

Mehbooba takes up defence of Jammu Muslims against ‘fanatic elements’

Srinagar: Muslims of tribal communities have been facing hostility in Jammu region from various “fanatic elements”, said PDP chief and former chief minister Mehbooba Mufti on Sunday, asking the Governor’s administration to take action against such elements. “Muslims especially those belonging to Gujjar and Bakerwal community are being selectively targeted in Jammu by some fanatic […]

Mirwaiz warns of mass agitation as hearing on Art 35-A nears

Mirwaiz warns of mass agitation as hearing on Art 35-A nears

Srinagar: Hurriyat (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Friday warned of massive agitation if the special rights accorded to the state by the Constitution of India were taken away. The Hurriyat chairman made the comments as the Supreme Court is set to hear this month a petition challenging the validity of Article 35A. The statement […]

Triple talaq bill will find support in RS, says Prasad

NEW DELHI: The government expressed hope Friday that the triple talaq bill, which criminalises the practice of instant divorce by Muslim men, will find support in the Rajya Sabha, whose approval is necessary for the bill to become law. The contentious triple talaq bill was passed by the Lok Sabha for the second time in […]

Rath Yatras meant for God, not to indulge in riot: Mamata

SAGAR ISLAND (WB): Coming down heavily on the BJP for its proposed Rath Yatras in West Bengal, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday said such yatras are typically conducted in the name of God, and not meant to indulge in “danga” (riot). The Supreme Court on Monday declined an urgent hearing on a BJP plea […]

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