Article 35-A: Life returns to normal in Kashmir
Jammu & Kashmir

Article 35-A: Life returns to normal in Kashmir

Srinagar, Aug 7: Life returned to normal on Tuesday after remaining crippled for two days due to strike called by separatists against alleged attempts being made to abrogate Article 35-A.

Meanwhile, restrictions, which were imposed in the downtown and Shehar-e-Khas (SeK) as a precautionary measure on Monday, were lifted. The Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL), comprising Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Mirwaiz Moulvi Omar Farooq and Mohammad Yaseen Malik, had called for two-day strike from Sunday in view of Supreme Court (SC) hearing a plea challenging the validity of Article 35-A. However, the Apex court on Monday, while hearing a number of writ petitions challenging the Article, adjourned the case till August 27.

The article empowers the Jammu and Kashmir state's legislature to define “permanent residents” of the state and provides special rights and privileges to the permanent residents of the state. (UNI)