CMs of J&K, Bihar, Uttarakhand, Tamil Nadu call on PM Modi

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti and Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti and Prime Minister Narendra Modi

The PIL said the state government, under the guise of Article 35A and Article 370, which grants special autonomous status to the state, has been discriminating against non- residents who are debarred from buying properties, getting a government job or voting in the local elections. The memorandum also focuses on sensitizing the Kashmiri people about the grave dangers and consequences of the proposed abrogation by using service of Imams, Pujaris, Granthis, and priests across the State.

Provincial president Devender Singh Rana announced a campaign to educate people about benefits of Article 35A with the inauguration of a seminar by party working president Omar Abdullah here on August 14. "We need to understand why the Indian government has not filed an affidavit, whether the issue was legal or not".

"When Maharaja Hari Singh entered into a temporary accession with India, the accession was done on the promise that Jammu Kashmir will maintain a special status and if this status ends, then the temporary relationship with India ends, and the accession ends", he said. "We stand by the words of CM Mehbooba Mufti".

He said the debate over Article 35A was neither Hindu versus Muslims nor Jammu versus Kashmir.

In 2014, an NGO "We the Citizens" filed a writ petition in the Supreme Court seeking the striking down of the Article 35A as it was not added to the Constitution through following the procedure prescribed in the Article 368 of the Indian Constitution.

The Chief Minister told that she spoke to the Prime Minister, the situation is normalizing but the people think that our identity can be in danger, so the message that "Jammu and Kashmir is the crown of India" should be reiterated. The BJP has historically opposed it and asked for the abolition of Article 370 and special status for the state. "He is creating a fear psychosis", BJP state spokesperson Anil Gupta said, adding, "His statement - Jammu will be affected far more than Kashmir since no outsider will like to settle there but will flock in hordes to settle in Jammu - clearly indicates the mindset of his party that has always advocated politics of exclusion".

"Supreme Court will not acknowledge the assurance of the Supreme Court".

Meanwhile, reports said that during her meeting with PM Modi she complained about the "arrogant attitude" Power Minister Piyush Goal regarding the transfer of two hydro-electric projects back to J&K.

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