Article 35-A: Farooq warns Delhi; asks Mehbooba to resign


Srinagar: The former Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir Farooq Abdullah Monday targeted CM Mehbooba Mufti over a row on Article 35A. Farooq recalled CM Mufti had once said she will quit if 35A is removed. Abdullah hoped that she would stand by her previous statement.
Farooq Abdullah was talking to media after he chairing a meeting of opposition parties in Srinagar.
Talking about the Central government’s stand on Article 35A, Abdullah also lashed out at Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS).
“The agenda of BJP and RSS is to erode the autonomous structure of the state (Jammu and Kashmir),” he said, adding “that is what their plan is.”
The former CM further raised alarm over the consequences if Article 35 A is tinkered with. Connecting it to the Amarnath Shrine Board land agitation, he said “it should not be forgotten how people rose overnight after the land transfer and there will be a far greater revolt if Article 35 A is removed.”

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