Article 35-A row: Leaders of opposition parties call on CM Mehbooba

Srinagar

Amid the row over proposed abrogation of Article 35 A, senior leaders of Opposition parties Wednesday called on Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti and suggested that attempts to remove the article will have “serious consequences” in the state.

CPI (M) State Secretary, M Y Tarigami, PDF Chairman Hakeem Yaseen, DPN president Ghulam Hassan Mir met the CM at her Gupkar residence Wednesday morning.

The leaders discussed the serious implications of the removal of Article 35-A on the state and its relation with the mainland India.

The leaders told the chief minister that the issue is very crucial and abrogation of the Article 35 A will be dangerous in the state. “Government should play its effective role in the centre and in the Supreme Court to safeguard and protect the article,” Tarigami reportedly told CM.

The leaders emphasized that all parties should rise above their parties and partisan politics and get together in one voice against tinkering or weakening the article.

Pertinently, Mehbooba had met National Conference President Farooq Abdullah yesterday and discussed the issue with him.

Farooq reportedly had suggested Mehbooba to take entire opposition into confidence.

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