Mehbooba opposes repeal of Kashmir's special status - Newspaper

Mehbooba Mufti

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's assurance to Mehbooba Mufti regarding the continuance of the special status of Jammu and Kashmir, as revealed by the Chief Minister to the media, has not ended tension between allies BJP and Mufti's PDP, with the state unit of the national party still advocating Article 370's abrogation, sources told The Sunday Guardian.

Jammu and Kashmir BJP spokesperson Prof Virender Gupta spoke to DNA's Manan Kumar about the ongoing controversy on Article 35 (A) and 370.

Opposition National Conference (NC) on Saturday demanded a statewide referendum on Jammu and Kashmir's special status enshrined in the Constitution.

While, the PDP and BJP have a coalition in Jammu and Kashmir, both the parties are not on the same page regarding the issue.

Transcending the ideological divide, Article 35A has brought the mainstream, separatists and all other sections of society together on a common cause. People of Jammu and Kashmir feel that their identity will be in danger.

Pearson completes remarkable comeback at world titles
American veteran Dawn Harper Nelson was second, .04 seconds behind, and Pamela Dutiewicz of Germany took bronze in 12.72. The last time Pearson raced at a championships was when she won gold at the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games.

When Article 35A was introduced in 1954 it superseded J&K state subject law enacted by Maharaja in 1927.

Kashmir is witnessing a political storm following the Attorney-General's suggestion to the Supreme Court in July "to have a larger debate on Article 35A" while it is being challenged by an NGO.

Political scientist, Prof Gull Wani, said in the present day society, there are very few democratic voices in India to speak for Kashmiris as there has been a change of character across India. "The time has come when the people of Jammu & Kashmir should say goodbye to Article 370 and ask the government of India to revoke Article 35 A", he said.

"It is a shield for the backward people of Jammu and Kashmir", he said. "It is a sensitive and debatable issue and it will be kept in public domain so as to take on board people of all three regions of the state including civil societies, " said state Congress vice-president Sham Lal Sharma.

"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 the GoI will scrap the Article 35-A then whole Article 370 will collapse its own". The Article defines exclusive rights of locals in J&K over jobs, immovable property and scholarships. After the meeting, Mehbooba Mufti said that she discussed host of issues including Article 35A with the Prime Minister.

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top China still building islands in disputed waters: think-tank
Aug 13, 2017 - 11:05
Indeed, Philippine Foreign Minister Alan Peter Cayetano said in apparent response , "We appreciate not being told what to do". Geng said, "China has the firm determination to safeguard its territorial sovereignty and maritime interests".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top 50 feared dead as landslide hits 2 buses on Himachal's Mandi NH
Aug 13, 2017 - 10:40
The bus from Chamba to Manali, carrying the maximum number of passengers, is yet to be retrieved from a mound of mud and boulders. According to witnesses, the two buses were stationed at a kiosk on the highway for refreshments when the incident took place.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Charlottesville Rally Turns Deadly: One Killed After Car Strikes Crowd
Aug 13, 2017 - 10:31
People should clear the area to allow emergency medical personnel to respond", it said in a Facebook post . Police declared the outbreak of violence represented an unlawful assembly and told the crowds to disperse.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Yankees Place Masahiro Tanaka on 10-Day Disabled List
Aug 13, 2017 - 10:09
NY announced that they have played Masahiro Tanaka on the 10-day DL with shoulder inflammation early Saturday. Jordan Montgomery was recalled Friday to take Sabathia's turn in the rotation Sunday.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Venezuela's defense minister calls Trump talk 'craziness'
Aug 13, 2017 - 10:04
"We have many options for Venezuela including a possible military option if necessary", Mr Trump told reporters. The United States is increasing pressure on Venezuela's embattled President Nicolas Maduro .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Many Guam Residents Aren't Worried About North Korea
Aug 13, 2017 - 10:02
New United Nations sanctions condemning the North's rapidly developing nuclear program drew fresh ire and threats from Pyongyang. About 160,000 people live on the island, which extends about 12 miles (19.31 kilometers) at its widest.

North Korea: Millions Are Signing Up to Fight
Aug 13, 2017 - 09:08
Trump also told reporters that the U.S. is considering additional sanctions against North Korea "at a very, very high level". Cicilline urged the Trump administration to exhaust all diplomatic options before resorting to military force.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Sanchez hit hard in Tigers loss to Twins
Aug 13, 2017 - 08:06
The red hot Twins had won eight of ten before their pitching was hammered Saturday in a 12-11 defeat at the Detroit Tigers . The Minnesota Twins extended their winning streak to six games after knocking off the Detroit Tigers 9-4 Friday night.

Amazon recalls glasses 9 days before total solar eclipse
Aug 13, 2017 - 07:25
When the eclipse happens, OR is said to be hosting an additional 20 percent of the current population, according to Peticolas. Glasses certified for safe viewing should note they meet the ISO 12312-2 worldwide safety standard, according to the AAS.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top N. Korea tension triggers run to safety; stocks off, gold up
Aug 13, 2017 - 07:11
Geopolitical concerns continue to weigh on Wall Street amid an ongoing escalation in tensions between the US and North Korea. Japan is the world's biggest creditor country and there is an assumption investors there will repatriate funds in a crisis.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Guardiola has Man City playing like Barcelona - Toure
Aug 13, 2017 - 07:08
City travel to new-boys Brighton, back in the top tier after a 34-year absence, while United host West Ham . Manchester United Manager Jose Mourinho has been very transparent all summer long about his shopping list.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Ezekiel Elliott Not Playing in Preseason Game Against Rams as Appeal Looms
Aug 13, 2017 - 06:52
CNN has obtained a letter dated Friday to Elliott from the National Football League advising him of the decision. He can play in preseason games and practice until September 2, regardless of the outcome of the appeal.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Southwest Airlines employee delivers lost luggage to woman
Aug 13, 2017 - 06:24
They also gifted Hurt with a "swag bag" packed with a phone charger and earbuds, among other travel necessities. She had been separated from her suitcase , however, when she was able to catch an earlier, direct flight home .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top HBO Hacker Leaks Message From HBO Offering $250000 'Bounty Payment'
Aug 13, 2017 - 06:20
It must be noted here that HBO is not using the term "ransom"; instead, the company is stressing the phrase "bug bounty payment". The hackers have reportedly demanded $6 million to hold off on the release of the data.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Chevrolet unveils 2018 Camaro ZL1 NASCAR race auto for Cup Series
Aug 13, 2017 - 06:13
Chevy's best engineers had to go to work to optimize the ZL1's aero dynamic performance while keeping the distinct Camaro look. The ZL1 badge was first used in the '60s on a Chevrolet-developed engine which found success in road racing.