Srinagar: The Supreme Court is likely to hear a case on Article 35A this week, a case that questions its validity, but is critical to peace, law and order in the state of Jammu and Kashmir. The provision included in the Constitution of India in 1954 grants special rights and privileges to the people of the Valley.
However, there have been many volatile reactions in favor of the act in the Constitution, with the former chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir and the head of the People’s Democratic Party, Mehbooba Mufti, who says that “the manipulation of article 370 and article 35A will make the Treaty of Accession null and void. ”
“Article 370 is the constitutional connection between Jammu and Kashmir and the Indian Union. The instrument of accession is subject to Article 370, which is inextricably linked to Article 35A. Any alteration will make the Treaty of Accession null and void, “said Mufti on the social networking platform Twitter.
He also said that the Valley is full of speculation about the status of Article 35A. “Before making a decision, the government of India must consider that J & K was the only state with a Muslim majority that chose a secular India over Pakistan during the partition,” he said.
However, he also sent a warning in the wake of any ruling that goes against the interest of the Valley and said that “nobody should blame the Kashmiris for the events that will follow such an absurd decision”.