Er. Rasheed takes 35-A concerns to Governor


Srinagar—Independent MLA Er. Rasheed Saturday called on Governor NN Vohra and apprised him about the concerns being felt in the state about possible scrapping of Article 35-A of the Indian constitution which guarantees special status to J&K.

Rasheed was with the Governor for about 45 minutes, a statement from his party AIP said..

Er. Rasheed apprised Governor about the sentiments of people over the issue and said that the law is in practice since 19th century and it has nothing to do with a particular community or the region and it were the people of Jammu who persuaded Maharaja to from state subject laws and not to allow anyone to purchase land in the state for the larger interest of people of the state.

Er. Rasheed requested Governor to ask Govt. to hold an emergency session of the state Assembly to discuss this significant issue. He also requested Governor to apprise union Govt. not to encourage forces, who are keen bent to drag J&K’s special status to the Supreme Court.

He requested Governor to facilitate a conducive atmosphere in universities where students can express their views without violence and sought revocation of ban on formation of student unions.

Er. Rasheed also discussed various developmental issues pertaining to Langate constituency including measures being taken to develop Bangus and Leepa as prominent tourist destinations.

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