Article 370 not temporary 

 The Supreme Court has made it clear that Article 370 of the Constitution which gives special status to Jammu and Kashmir is not a temporary provision.
The observation made by the Apex Court could help the Jammu and Kashmir government defend the Article 35-A more strongly. The petitions against the Article 35-A are listed for hearing in the Supreme Court on April 9.
The bench of justices A K Goel and R F Nariman said: “The issue concerned is covered by the judgement of this court in the 2017 SARFAESI matter, where we have held that despite the headnote of Article 370, it is not a temporary provision.”
The top court was hearing an appeal filed by petitioner Kumari Vijayalakshmi Jha, against the Delhi High Court’s April 11, 2017 order dismissing the plea seeking a declaration that Article 370 is temporary in nature.
Like Jha, a few NGOs and the West Pakistan Refugees, who are settled in Jammu region, have challenged the authenticity of Article 35-A, which gives special rights to the permanent residents of Jammu and Kashmir.
Legal experts are of the opinion that if Article 35-A is fiddled with it could pave the way for revocation of the Article 370 and many people are working overtime to get both these Articles revoked.
If Article 35-A is fiddled with it can have far reaching consequences and lead to trouble in Kashmir. Many people in Jammu also want Article 35-A and Article 370 to remain intact. To a great extent people of both the regions believe that these Articles are must to safeguard the citizenship rights of the permanent residents.