Article 35A : Complete shutdown in Kashmir

BK Online/ Srinagar
August 12, 2017 0 Comments BREAKING NEWS 225 Views
Article 35A : Complete shutdown in Kashmir

A complete shutdown is being observed in the Kashmir valley on Saturday against attempts to abrogate Article 35A of Indian Constitution.
The call for the shutdown has been given by the joint resistance leadership comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik. It was also supported by traders, fruit growers, and transporters.
All shops, business establishments, and educational institutions are closed while traffic is off the roads across Kashmir.
The government has deployed troops and police personnel in strength across the Kashmir Valley to prevent people from staging protests.
Authorities have imposed restrictions in old city parts of Srinagar. Barricades have been erected at the entry and exit points.
Meanwhile,Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti, who was in the national capital, called on the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi The meeting assumed significance in view of the raging debate about Article 35-A of the Indian Constitution guaranteeing special position to the residents of Jammu & Kashmir.
The Chief Minister brought to the notice of the Prime Minister the sentiments of the people of the State attached to the special position and also the apprehensions the debate of any abrogation of the same has created in their hearts and minds. She informed the Prime Minister that such debates or demands have a very negative impact on the situational progress in the State which is steadily stabilizing after putting in lot of efforts by the State and Central Governments. “Such debates and demands only vitiate the atmosphere in the State and the country as a result of which people suffer immensely”, the Chief Minister informed Mr Modi.
Terming Article 370 as the basis of constitutional relationship between the State and the Centre, Mehbooba Mufti informed Narendra Modi that the Muslim majority Jammu & Kashmir acceded to the union of India rejecting the two nation theory and consequently due constitutional guarantees were provided to J&K protecting its regional aspirations and character. “The need and urge for protecting and respecting this special status also got amply reflected during my recent interactions with leaders of several political parties in the State”, she informed the Prime Minister.

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