Article 35-A returns

Article 35-A returns
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Supreme Court is all set to hear the petition challenging the validity of Article 35-A, which safeguards the property rights of permanent residents of J&K, on August 6. The date of hearing coming closer has created ripples within the state.
The Governor N N Vohra has reportedly got it conveyed to the Centre to get the hearing deferred to prevent situation in Kashmir from taking an ugly turn.
The mainstream political parties, including National Conference, Peoples Democratic Party, Congress and others are demanding that Article 35-A should not be tinkered with.
Recently Group of Concerned Citizens from J&K had urged the Governor N N Vohra to intervene and get the hearing deferred. On the other hand separatists have already called for a shutdown on August 5 and 6 and have asked people to oppose any such move.
Many people believe that since the day Governor’s day has been imposed in the state masses have heaved a sigh of relief and semblance of normalcy is returning. New Delhi needs to cooperate with the Governor’s administration and provide it with all the possible support to end the prevailing uncertainty in the Valley.
Any move which could prove detrimental for the peace needs to be avoided. General perception among the people is that Article 35-A and Article 370 have acted as bridges between J&K and New Delhi for the past 70-years and these should not be fiddled with but a few people are hell bent upon challenging the validity of these Articles and get these scrapped. Someone needs to tell these people that peace is important than getting this Articles scrapped. They are within their right to challenge these Articles but they need to bear in my mind that tinkering with these Articles could have far reaching consequences.