Article 35-A: Supreme Court to hear fresh petition today, bunch of petitions listed for Aug 31

Article 35-A: Supreme Court to hear fresh petition today, bunch of petitions listed for Aug 31
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Srinagar:  The Supreme Court will today hear a fresh petition seeking the scrapping of Article 35 A in the state of Jammu and Kashmir, three weeks after the court was adjourned.
The bunch of petitions challenging Article 35A is likely to be listed for hearing on August 31.
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 370 of the Constitution grants special status to Jammu and Kashmir, while Article 35A disallows people from residing in Jammu and Kashmir, buying or owning immovable property in the state, settle permanently, or get state government jobs.