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Jammu and Kashmir shutdown over Article 370

13 August 2017, 11:20 | Erica Roy

"Post Ms Mufti's meeting with the Prime Minister, senior BJP functionaries have made it abundantly clear that they will continue to actively seek ways and means to strike down Article 35A".

She said that Prime Minister 's approach was constructive.

"Mehbooba initially showed reluctance in taking over as the CM saying she first wanted New Delhi to implement AoA by returning at least two power projects back to the State", he said.

"If 35 (A) is repealed then the Article 370 will also be weakened", said Rana. Pakistan's foreign office spokesperson Nafees Zakria on Thursday had accused India of trying to alter the demography of Jammu and Kashmir.

The NGO contended that the 1954 order was supposed to be a temporary provision.

Former bureaucrat, Muhammad Shafi Pandit, said, "It is important for the civil society to apprise the political leadership across the divide about the implications and consequences arising from scrapping of Article 35A".

It has been 70 years since Article 370 was imposed on J&K.

He also said if the Article 35A is tinkered with, the Dogras will suffer the most and Article 370 of the Constitution, which gives special status to the state, will be rendered merely a "skeleton".

While political rhetoric over J&K's separate Constitution and state flag continue to dominate the discourse, the BJP in its core base of Hindu-majority Jammu effectively blocked the government's move to allot mining contracts to non-residents of the state past year. It leads to the violation of the right of a woman to "marry a man of her choice".

For the "idea of India to accommodate the idea of Jammu and Kashmir", Article 35A that grants special status to the India-held region should not be removed, said the state's Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Friday after a meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, reported ANI.

As a response, in a recent hearing in July 2017, Attorney General K K Venugopal told SC that Union Government was not keen on filing an affidavit in the case, instead, the government wants a "larger debate" on the subject.

He also backed Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti's stand on Article 35 (A) and supported the ruling the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) in the state. The facts and opinions appearing in the article do not reflect the views of NDTV and NDTV does not assume any responsibility or liability for the same.

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