Srinagar, Publish Date: Sep 10 2018
Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti has called a meeting of her party leaders to decide on their participation in upcoming panchayat and urban local bodies polls in the state, NDTV reported.
Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), which is headed by Mehbooba, has dropped a hint to boycott the elections until the constitutional validity of Article 35-A is protected.
On September 8, NC’s chief Farooq Abdullah threatened to boycott Lok Sabha and assembly elections as well if the government of India doesn’t end ambiguity in its stand on Article 35-A.
Article 35A, which gives special rights to people in the state and bars outsiders from owning immovable property, has been challenged in the Supreme Court.