Srinagar, March 2: Former Interlocutor to Kashmir, Radha Kumar has warned that situation would turn into worst if there is and fiddling with Article 35A.
“I believe Article 35 A can’t be discussed the way it is being discussed. I hope Supreme Court never heard any of these petitions,” Radha said.
She said that situation would turn worst if there is any fiddling with the Article 35A. “It is irresponsible to raise these issues. Only people of JK can decide about it. Any tampering with Article 35A will lead to 1947 situation, when the instrument of accession was signed,” she said.
She said that government instead needs to take some reconciliation measures.
Article 35A bars Indian citizens, other than those who are permanent residents of Jammu and Kashmir, from seeking employment, settling in the state, acquiring immovable properties or undertaking any trade or business if the state makes any law to that effect and it cannot be challenged before any court.
Former chief minister Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti have warned that any tinkering of Article 35A would trigger political upheaval.