Farooq Abdullah On Handling Article 35A

Farooq Abdullah said efforts should be made to win the hearts of the people. Srinagar:  Alleging that New Delhi has made “many mistakes” on Kashmir, National Conference (NC) president and MP Farooq Abdullah on Saturday said steps should be taken to win the hearts of the people. He said it hurts people of the state…

Top Court Defers Hearing On Jammu And Kashmir’s Article 35A To January

New Delhi:  The hearing on Article 35A in Jammu and Kashmir has been deferred to January by the Supreme Court today. The state government told the court that any hearing on the matter now will create law and order issues in the panchayat elections, which will be held in the next three months. “When the…

Clashes, Shutdown In Parts Of Kashmir Over Rumours Around Article 35-A

Clashes erupted in Anantnag and Safakadal where security forces were attacked with stones. (File photo) Srinagar:  Days ahead of the hearing of petitions in the Supreme Court challenging the constitutional validity of the Article 35-A in Jammu and Kashmir, clashes and a spontaneous shutdown were reported in the Valley. The immediate triggers included rumours around…

National Conference NC Engages Gopal Subramanium To Defend Article 35-A In Supreme Court

Srinagar:  National Conference has engaged former solicitor general of India Gopal Subramanium to defend Article 35-A of the Constitution, which is facing a legal challenge in the Supreme Court, the party said on Sunday. “Party president and member of Parliament from Srinagar constituency, Farooq Abdullah, yesterday held detailed discussions with senior lawyers in Delhi in…

“Serious Ramifications” If Article 35A Is Tinkered With: Omar Abdullah

Mr Abdullah said it was the National Conference which raised the issue of Article 35A (File) Srinagar:  National Conference vice president Omar Abdullah today said any attempts to tinker with Article 35A of the Constitution would have “serious ramifications” and would inevitably “reopen the debate on Jammu and Kashmir’s accession with the Union of India”….

In Row Over Article 35A, BJP Says Will File Defamation Against Mehbooba Mufti

Ms Mufti said it was “heartening” that BJP leaders were coming out in support of Article 35A Jammu:  Terming its MLA Gagan Bhagat’s remarks backing articles 370 and 35A of the Constitution as “unfortunate”, the BJP’s Jammu and Kashmir unit on Saturday said it would file a defamation suit against former Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti…

Scrapping Article 35A Like Divorce, Says Kashmiri Bureaucrat Shah Faesal

Shah Faesal is a 2010-batch IAS exam topper. (File) Srinagar:  Outspoken IAS officer Shah Faesal on Sunday said repealing of Article 35A of the Constitution would end Jammu and Kashmir’s relationship with the rest of the country. Mr Faesal, a 2010-batch IAS exam topper, is currently pursuing a  mid-career masters programme in the United States….

Kashmir Observes 2-Day Shutdown Ahead Of Top Court Hearing On Article 35A

All markets remained close in Srinagar, the streets were deserted across Kashmir. Srinagar:  The Valley witnessed a quiet Sunday today — the streets were deserted, markets were closed, buses and autorickshaws remained off the road and train services were suspended, courtesy the two-day shutdown called by separatists in support of Article 35A that guarantees special…

Train Services Hit In Kashmir Over Strike Call On Article 35A

The situation across the valley is peaceful with no untoward incident reported so far, officials said. Srinagar:  Train services have been suspended in Kashmir Valley for today and tomorrow in view of a strike called by separatists, a senior railway official said today. Life in Kashmir has been disrupted today due to a complete shutdown…

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