Srinagar: 07 Aug 2018
Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah said that those out to defend Article 35-A were tacitly accepting that future of the state lies within the Constitution of India.
A batch of petitions is before the Supreme Court challenging the constitutional validity of the provision which confers special status to permanent residents of Jammu and Kashmir.
“Protecting #Article 35A is a tacit acceptance that J&K’s future lies within the Constitution of India, otherwise how would it matter if it were struck down or diluted,” Omar asked on Twitter.
The National Conference (NC) Vice President was apparently referring to separatist groups, who called for a two-day shutdown to protest against the legal challenge in the apex court. (PTI)