Article 35-A: Omar seeks special session of J&K Legislature


Former JK CM and National Conference working president Omar Abdullah has sought a special session of the JK Legislature before August 29 to frame up an appropriate response to counter the narrative with regard to tampering or repealing of Article 35A of the Constitution.

“The issue is of vital importance for the people of Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh, as abrogation of Article 35A will have serious ramifications”, Omar Abdullah said in a statement.

“The State Legislature will have to take a call on this fundamental issue, especially as the Constitution empowers the Legislative Assembly to determine the issues with regard to permanent residence,” Omar Abdullah said while appreciating general consensus across the state, irrespective of caste, creed, religion or region, with regard to preserving of this significant constitutional guarantee bestowed upon Jammu and Kashmir by Constitution of India.

“It is therefore appropriate to have the aspirations of the people reflected through the State Legislature”, he said.


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