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  • Ajit Doval remarks on J&K status cause a flutter

    Mumbai: Even as petitions on Article 35A are pending in the Supreme Court seeking abrogation of the separate constitution of Jammu and Kashmir, National Security Adviser Ajit Doval has opened a Pandora’s Box by declaring that the separate constitution of J&K is an “aberration” and that the sovereignty of India could never be compromised.

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    Supreme Court to hear plea seeking omission of Article 35A today

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court will today hear a petition seeking the scrapping of Article 35 A in the state of Jammu and Kashmir, three weeks after the court was adjourned. The Jammu and Kashmir government had moved an application and sought to defer the hearing of the case, citing upcoming panchayat and urban local body elections.

  • Article 35A: All you need to know about the Article, and the controversies surrounding it

    The Supreme Court today adjourned hearing on a batch of pleas challenging the constitutional validity of Article 35A, which gives special rights and privileges to people of Jammu and Kashmir, saying its three-judge bench has been hearing the case and will consider whether it has to be referred to a larger bench.

  • Subramanian Swamy hopes Supreme Court strikes down Article 35A

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy on Monday voiced hope that the Supreme Court will strike down the Article 35-A of the Constitution that grants special privileges to the residents of Jammu and Kashmir. Calling it unconstitutional, Swamy told ANI that the Article 35-A is also against women’s right.

  • Article 35A: NC, PDP take out protest rallies ahead of Supreme Court hearing

    Srinagar: The National Conference (NC) and its arch rival PDP today took out separate protest rallies here ahead of the August 6 Supreme Court hearing on petitions challenging Article 35A of the Constitution, which confers special status to permanent residents of Jammu and Kashmir.

  • Supreme Court to hear PILs on Article 35A

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday will hear the Public Interest Litigations (PILs) in connection with the Article 35A that empowers the Jammu and Kashmir state legislature to define “permanent residents” of the state by two months. Four petitions demanding scrapping of Article 35A in Jammu and Kashmir were listed before a bench of Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra and Justices AM Khanwilkar and DY Chandrachud.

  • Article 35A case: Supreme Court defers hearing by 2 months

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday deferred the hearing of Article 35A that empowers the Jammu and Kashmir state legislature to define “permanent residents” of the state by two months.

  • Article 35A: Omar tells Centre to file counter affidavit in SC

    Srinagar: Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Monday hailed Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh’s remark on Article 35-A and urged the Centre to file a counter affidavit in the Supreme Court in the connection. Taking to Twitter, Omar Abdullah said, “This is a very important statement from the Union Home Minister.

  • Centre won’t hurt aspirations of J&K: Rajnath Singh

    Srinagar: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday said the government will not do anything regarding Article 35A that would be against the aspirations and wishes of the Kashmiri people.

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    Plea against Article 35A may be heard by constitution bench: Supreme Court

    New Delhi: If Article 35 A relating to special rights and privileges of the citizens of the Jammu and Kashmir is ultra vires of the Constitution or if there is any procedural lapse, the issue may be dealt with by a five-judge constitution bench, the Supreme Court indicated today. A bench of Justices Dipak Misra and A M Khanwilkar tagged the issue along with a similar pending matter for hearing by a

  • Article 35A row: Complete shutdown in Kashmir

    Srinagar: Life across the Kashmir Valley and parts of the Jammu region was on Saturday adversely affected due to a shutdown called to protect Article 35A that gives special rights to Jammu and Kashmir.

  • Article 35A: No compromise with J&K’s special status, says Mehbooba Mufti

    New Delhi: After a meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Friday said that he has given an assurance that there will be no compromise on the agenda of the PDP-BJP alliance on Articles 370 and 35 A of the Constitution that give a special status to the state.

  • It’s time to say goodbye to Article 370 and Article 35A, says J&K BJP spokesperson

    Jammu: Blaming Article 370 of the Constitution for creation of a “separatist emotion”, the Jammu and Kashmir unit of the BJP said today that the time has come for the people of the state to say goodbye to it and also Article 35 A. Both these articles, instead of being beneficial to the people of the state, have done a great damage and hamper progress and development, claimed J&K BJP spokesperson Prof Virender Gupta.