Outrage over Article 35A ‘Tinkering’, Soz, NC leaders raise concerns with Governor

The outrage over the efforts to tinker with Article 35-A is gripping the entire Valley, with people in Srinagar expressing their resentment by pasting posters against the move on their vehicles. The three-wheelers displaying these posters not only catch the attention of people but many videos of these three-wheelers have been uploaded on social media in Kashmir. Similar posters were also seen pasted on cars, taxis and other vehicles appealing people “to observe complete shutdown on 5th and 6th August against the move”. The posters read “observe complete strike on…

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Fiddling with Article 35A will open Pandora’s Box, 27 Kashmir based trade organisations continue protest across Srinagar

As the hearing on the pleas challenging the constitutional validity of Article 35-A draws near, legal experts opine that any tampering would affect the accession of the state with union of India. Noted lawyer, Zaffar Shah said the rights and privileges available to a resident under Article 35-A would not only leave him at par with other Indians but then he/she will have to compete for jobs in the state with them. He said the Article 35-A deals with the permanent resident, acquisition of property, jobs and scholarships for the…

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Three held for shaving off beard of Muslim man in Gurugram, calling him Pakistani

The police, on Thursday, arrested three men for allegedly assaulting a 22-year-old Muslim man, keeping him hostage and chopping off his beard in Khandsa earlier this week. The accused also allegedly called the complainant “Pakistani”, the police said. A video of the incident was also circulated on the social media. The accused were identified as Gaurav alias Tedha, Nitin Kumar and Ikhlash, a barber. They were produced before the court and sent to judicial custody, the police said. The police said that Gaurav and Nitin are friends and are history…

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Rohingya threat to security: Panun Kashmir

The Panun Kashmir has expressed satisfaction over Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh’s statement that Rohingya living illegally in the country would be deported to Burma after their identification. Addressing the media, Panun Kashmir president Ashwani Kumar Chrungoo said the stay of Rohingya in various parts of country, particularly in a sensitive state like J&K, was developing into a threat to the security and law and order situation. “We cannot absolve the role of those politicians who were responsible for their settlement in Jammu city and its suburbs over the last…

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Kashmiri Pandit group join protest against assault on Art 35A

We won’t allow tinkering of law, any dilution will lead to bloodbath: Prakash As Supreme Court is set to hear the petitions challenging validity of Article 35-A on Monday, a Kashmiri Pandit group and civil society members on Thursday staged protest against any assault and tinkering with Article 35-A. The Pandit group led by prominent Kashmiri Pandit and trade union leader Sampat Prakash assembled at Pratap Park, here and staged a sit-in protest against any tinkering with Article 35-A, which grants special privileges to residents of J&K. Carrying placards and…

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Jammu legal fraternity divided over defending Art 35A

A day after the J&K High Court Bar Association, Kashmir, has announced to become a party to defend Article 35A in the Supreme Court, their counterparts in Jammu would convene an extraordinary meeting on Friday to take a call on opposing or supporting this constitutional provision in the apex court. “An extraordinary meeting of the general house of the J&K High Court Bar Association, Jammu, will be held on Friday to take a final decision on becoming a party to oppose Article 35A in the Supreme Court,” Prem Sadhotra, general…

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